Top five DSLR and mirrorless cameras for 2020
By Hollie Hennessy
We rate the best DSLR and mirrorless cameras tested at Which? All selected cameras deliver first-rate photo and video quality, and are simple to use.
The best DSLR and CSC for you
We’ve rounded up the best DSLR and Compact System Cameras offering top photo quality, pin-sharp video footage and excellent ease-of-use. Whether you’re looking for the most premium camera possible or are shopping on a budget, you’ll find a camera for you in the table below.
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Best CSC & DSLR cameras
Our cheapest mirrorless Best Buy – this is a great, versatile mirrorless camera, which is easy to use, has plenty of features and takes really impressive photos. It’s ideal if you want a step up from a compact camera and aren’t super fussed about expert-level controls.
Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct of October 2019.
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Which? tests more than 100 cameras a year. We put every model from brands such as Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony through our rigorous lab tests to make sure we can recommend the best camera for you.
There's nothing more important with a camera than the quality of the pictures it takes and that's why when we test cameras we take indoor shots, outdoor shots and put the flash and zoom through its paces. This lets us give you clear advice on which camera can take great shots which ones will give you blurred lines and red eyes.
But we also go beyond picture quality. Will the automatic scene modes and auto-focus give you a decent snap, can you see what you're shooting on the viewfinder and how easy the camera is to use.