Buying advice

Camera, lens and photographic gear buying advice, featuring guides on the best cameras, the best lenses, the best tripods, best accessories, and more of the best kit we’ve found to buy, plus guides on how to choose new equipment, and technology guides.

Here is a highlight of some of our most popular camera buying guides for those on a budgetBest cheap full-frame camerasBest second-hand full-frame cameras, Best cameras under £500, and Best cameras for beginners.

Best cameras by brand: Canon (mirrorless), Nikon (mirrorless), Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Nikon (DSLR), Canon (DSLR).

Best mirrorless cameras: Smallest mirrorless cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best full-frame mirrorless cameras, Best second-hand full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Different types of camera: Best camera phones for photographyBest compact cameras, Best classic compact cameras, Best ultra-zoom cameras.

Best lenses by brand/mount: Canon EF mount, Canon RF mountNikon F mount, Nikon Z mount, Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Best Micro Four Thirds lenses (Olympus / Panasonic), Best Pentax lenses.

If you’re looking for a great lens for a specific type of photography, then here are some of our most popular lens buying guides for shooting with: Wildlife lenses, lenses for low-light, Landscape lenses, Macro (and close-up) lenses, Video lenses, Astrophotography lenses, Street photography lenses, tilt-shift lenses.