What camera to buy: Help buying a camera

Our camera selector tool helps you decide what camera to buy for your needs. Just answer the questions by clicking on one of the options...

Q1. Choose a camera type:

What camera to buy - compact cameraCompact

Small, lightweight and simple to use. Costs under £100 for a basic one, and up to £400 for a fancier one, depending on features required.

What camera to buy - bridge cameraBridge

Very long zoom in a slightly bulky body costing between £150 and £400. 

What camera to buy - hybridHybrid

A removable lens system that's a more compact version of a DSLR costing between £400 and £1000.

What camera to buy - DSLRDSLR 

Removable lenses, an optical viewfinder (one that you can look through), and full manual controls costing between £400 and £3,000.

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