Best Digital Cameras

Check out the best digital cameras, as rated by Digital Trends' expert reviewers.

Best Digital CamerasDon’t listen to what anyone says: Digital cameras aren’t dead. While the rapid innovation in the smartphone segment means there are some new challenges for point and shoots, quality camera manufacturers are taking notice and evolving their own technology, so image quality and cameras themselves have never looked better. Megapixels and sensor size continue to increase and camera bodies keep on getting sleeker, all while outfitting these devices with more manual controls and simpler learner curves. Check out our up-to-date list of the best digital cameras, which runs the gamut and includes everything from Micro Four Thirds, entry level pocket cams, and full-frame DSLRs.

Our best digital cameras list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market. 

Sony Alpha A7R

The A7R is the flagship model in Sony's new line of mirrorless full-frame cameras. It has more megapixels and no low-pass filter to achieve the highest quality images, but with a high price tag attached.

  • Pros: Full-frame sensor in compact body, Superb stills…
  • Cons: No built-in flash, Slow burst mode, Battery could…
  • Self-timer 10-second
  • Megapixels 36 megapixels
  • Features Articulating Screen
  • Type Mirrorless/Micro Four-Thirds
  • GPS No
Our Score: 9
Viewer Score: 0

Sony Alpha A7

Once in a while we are treated to a groundbreaking camera that astounds us. For 2013, it’s Sony's Alpha A7 compact mirrorless full-frame camera.

  • Pros: Full-frame sensors in small bodies, Superb stills…
  • Cons: No built-in flash, Would love faster burst modes…
  • Self-timer 10-second
  • Megapixels 24 megapixels
  • Features Articulating Screen
  • Type Mirrorless/Micro Four-Thirds
  • GPS No
Our Score: 9
Viewer Score: 0

Sony Cyber-shot RX1

With its high price tag, the RX1 isn’t for casual users. But for pros and enthusiasts looking for a compact cam that can run alongside their DSLRs, it doesn’t get any better than this full-frame point-and-shoot.

  • Pros: Full-frame, 24.3-megapixel sensor, Wonderful…
  • Cons: Battery life somewhat limited; Sony should supply…
  • Self-timer 10 Sec
  • Megapixels 24.3 megapixels
  • Features HD Video Recording
  • GPS No
  • Wi-Fi No
Our Score: 9
Viewer Score: 0

For specific camera styles and models, also check out our guides to the best cameras under $300best DSLR camerasbest point and shoot camerasbest compact camerasbest Nikon cameras, and best Canon cameras.

Nikon D600

This is hands-down one of the best DSLRs we’ve ever tested.

  • Pros: Outstanding stills with lush “analog” feel…
  • Cons: Even “affordable” full-frame cameras are still…
  • Megapixels 24.3 megapixels
  • Type DSLR
  • Features HD Video Recording
  • Optical Zoom Not Applicable
Our Score: 9
Viewer Score: 0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

One-size-fits-all bridge cameras are often touted as DSLR alternatives, but they’ve always lacked great performance and image quality – until Sony’s Cyber-shot RX10 showed up, that is.

  • Pros: Excellent stills and videos, Great f/2.8 constant…
  • Cons: Expensive, heavy (for a bridge camera), No…
  • Self-timer 10-second
  • Megapixels 20.2 megapixels
  • Optical Zoom 5 - 10x
  • Features Articulating Screen
  • GPS No
Our Score: 8.5
Viewer Score: 0

Pentax K-3

Even with the negatives, the Pentax K-3 is really a top-notch enthusiast DSLR that’s deserving of an Editor’s Choice.

  • Pros: Excellent 24MP image quality, Extremely…
  • Cons: Bulky, expensive – but to be expected, Built-in…
  • Self-timer 12-second
  • Megapixels 24 megapixels
  • Type DSLR
  • GPS No
  • Wi-Fi No
Our Score: 8.5
Viewer Score: 0

Canon EOS 70D

In addition to great stills and videos, Canon’s new Dual Pixel AF technology is a real winner, garnering the EOS 70D an Editor’s Choice Award.

  • Pros: Excellent enthusiast DSLR, Dual Pixel AF for…
  • Cons: No AF Assist lamp on body, Wi-Fi implementation…
  • Self-timer 10 sec/2 sec
  • Megapixels 20.2 megapixels
  • Features Articulating Screen
  • Type DSLR
  • Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Our Score: 8.5
Viewer Score: 0

Fujifilm X-M1

Whether you’re a pro photographer or one that never moves out of automatic mode, the Fujifilm X-M1’s image quality will astound you.

  • Pros: APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, Excellent stills, Good…
  • Cons: Top video quality is only 1080/30p, Focusing not…
  • Self-timer 10 sec/2 sec
  • Megapixels 16.3 megapixels
  • Features Articulating Screen
  • Type Micro Four-Thirds/Mirrorless
  • Wi-Fi Yes
Our Score: 8.5
Viewer Score: 0

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Don’t let its small size fool you. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is capable of capturing beautiful photos and movies. It’s not cheap, but it’s the best compact camera you can buy if image quality is your main concern.

  • Pros: Beautiful photos and movies, f/1.8 3.6x zoom…
  • Cons: 100mm on tele-end a bit limited, Full aperture…
  • Self-timer 10 seconds
  • Megapixels 20.2 megapixels
  • Features Articulating Screen
  • GPS No
  • Type Point and shoot
Our Score: 8.5
Viewer Score: 0

Fujifilm X100S

After using the X100S for a while, it’s easy to see why Fujifilm remains a force in digital photography. If you’re looking for a compact camera with a large sensor and prime lens, this is a camera for you.

  • Pros: Superior 16MP stills, Excellent Hybrid viewfinder…
  • Cons: Expensive, Not geared toward casual users, no…
  • Megapixels 16.3 megapixels
  • Self-timer Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay
  • Features HD Video Recording
  • GPS No
  • Wi-Fi No
Our Score: 8.5
Viewer Score: 0

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