UpdatedSome of the world's greatest photography is shot on DSLRs, and the cameras, sensor tech and lens choices are constantly evolving.
UpdatedCompact cameras come in all shapes and sizes, but we cut through the confusion to help you choose the right one for you.
UpdatedConfused by the choice? Baffled by the jargon? Our no-nonsense guide to camera types and technology is all you need
UpdatedIf you want a 'proper' camera you need one with a big sensor and interchangeable lenses, and that doesn't just mean digital SLRs. There's a new kid on the block – the mirrorless CSC.
UpdatedThe Canon IXUS or PowerShot ELPH range is designed with point-and-shoot users in mind, so let us help you find the best one for you.
UpdatedFuji's high-end compact camera certainly looks the part, but does it deliver the image quality enthusiasts demand?
Buying GuideTravelling with your DSLR doesn't mean getting bogged down with loads of kit. On the beach, hiking in the hills or getting acquainted with local culture, your trusty DSLR and a single lens is often all you need for top-quality creative shots. Especially if the lens happens to be a superzoom.
Buying GuideWith macro settings on compact cameras and cheap kit available, getting into macro photography today is easy. A dedicated macro lens is the next step up, and each of these eight on test combines a useful medium telephoto focal length with a wide maximum aperture, making them suitable for more than just close-up flower and insect shots.
Buying GuideStandard zoom lenses are the ones that most of us use for the vast majority of our shooting. The zoom range provides a generous field of view at the wide-angle end, stretching to decent short telephoto reach at the long end, ideal for portrait photos or for getting that little bit closer to objects in the middle distance.