Whether you’re just dipping your toes into digital photography or you’re a professional capturing weddings and major events, it’s often hard to determine which DSLR is truly the best or which point-and-shoot you should spring for. Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you and helped determine the best digital camera options on the market. If you’re interested in the best DSLR, waterproof camera or portable camera, you’ll find our best five-star choices highlighted below. Say cheese.
1. Best Overall: Fujifilm X-T2
Don’t let the black utilitarian look fool you, the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless digital camera is an excellent camera that delivers terrific photo results. Powered by a 24.3-megapixel CMOS III APS-C sensor, the X-T2 achieves a faster autofocus that results in lower noise and better color. The body is dust and moisture-resistant (a definite bonus) and has 63 points of weather sealing. Additionally, the tilting three-inch LCD display on the rear of the camera offers three-directional tilt options, so you can find just the right angle to frame your shot.
Beyond photos, video capture is well represented with both Full HD and 4K recording. In fact, the X-T2 captures 1.8x the required number of pixels for 4K video recording, so you’re sure to get five-star movie quality. Weighing just .22 pounds, the X-T2 can take around 340 images on a single battery charge (although that number decreases with movie recording).
2. Best Budget: Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
A brilliant point-and-shoot entry on the market, Canon’s PowerShot ELPH 360 HS is a budget champion. Featuring a 20.2-megapixel sensor and 12x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer, this camera makes capturing images both easy and seamless. The .7-pound package measures 3.1 x 4.4 x 2.6 inches, so it’ll easily slide into your pocket. The camera also has Full HD 1080p video capture and you can easily transfer your moments to social media or your computer wirelessly through WiFi or NFC technology (you also do it via USB cable). Additionally, the built-in WiFi can connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet through Canon’s Camera Connect App and allow for remote shooting. The three-inch LCD display boasts a great screen for the price and since the ELPH 360 lacks a manual viewfinder, you’re completely reliant on the display for framing image or video capture.
Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best Canon cameras.