Top Picks

Best Digital Cameras

Want better photos than your phone can provide? We test and rate hundreds of cameras and lenses each year, ranging from pocket-friendly shooters to high-end medium format systems. Here's everything you need to know to pick the best digital camera for you.

Best Bridge Cameras

Bridge cameras are styled like SLRs, but feature fixed, long zoom lenses. They're a solid choice for photographers who want a zoom range that can only be reached by carrying several lenses along with an SLR. These are the best bridge cameras in our tests.

Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Unwilling to haul a heavy SLR or mirrorless camera? If you want a capable compact camera you can slip into your pocket, these are the top point-and-shoot models we've tested.

Best SLR and Mirrorless Cameras

If you're just getting into photography and want the flexibility of an interchangeable lens model, you'll want an entry-level camera that's affordable and easy to use without sacrificing your room to grow as an artist. Here are some of our favorites.

Best Action Cameras and Camcorders

Whether you want to shoot outdoor sports or underwater excursions, you'll need a camera that's tough and portable enough for the job. Here's what you need to know when buying an action video camera, along with the top-rated models we've tested.

Best Instant Cameras

Film isn't just for old fogies and hipsters—lots of people enjoy snapping shots with a modern-day instant camera, just like our parents did with the Polaroids of yesteryear. Here are our favorites.