Welcome to our in depth guide to the best camera for Photographers in 2022. It’s been another huge year for new Camera’s with Some excellent arrivals from Sony, Nikon, Canon and Fujifilm. We’ve gathered the very best of them, along with some modern classic, in this regularly updated guide. Looking for the best video camera instead Check out our separate guide on those.
Every camera in this guide has been tested thoroughly in a variety of real world settings to make sure it deserves to be in out list. You won’t just find Flagships in here either we also have the best budget mirrorless Cameras, beginner friendly DSLRs and affordable instant Cameras, too.
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Best Camera for Photographers in 2022
Looking for Something Smaller or more Affordable our favourite Compact Camere right now is the Fujifilm X100V. It’s the best digital camera for street photography, but it’s also a Little Pricey Sonif you need Something more affordable, then check out the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV or, if You’re Looking For the best DSLR, the Nikon D3500.
Not sure where to Start? Check out our guide on what you Should look for when Buying a Camera For Photography.
1. Fujifilm X-T4
It isn’t a full frame Camera, but the Fujifilm X-T4 is the best APS-C Camera we’ve ever tested and Right ow, if officer the best blend of features, Size and Value for most photographers. The X-T4 builds on the Fujifilm X-T3 Impressive Foundation by adding in body image stabilization (IBIS), Faster burst Shooting and some Successful design tweaks. Adding to its all Rounder Skills are a higher battery (Which Keeps it going for 500 shot’s per Charge) and some Improved autofocus, which is fast and reliable in most Scenarios.
|Monitor||3.0-inch tilt angle touchscreen 1,620K dots|
|Maximum Continuous Shooting rate||15fps mechanical shutter, 30fps (electronic)|
|Movies||4K at 60p|
The X-T4’s 26MP APS-C sensor Remains Class leading for stills Photography, but the X-T4 is also a Superb video Camera. The IBIS is a big Bonus here, and the X-T4 backs that up with a huge range of tools and a great shooting experience, including a fully articulating touchscreen. It might cost the same as many full Frame Camera, but the X-T4 and it’s fine range of X-series lenses make a great, Smaller alternative for those looking for a Mirrorless all rounder.
2. Canon EOS R6
While the Canon EOS R5 is overkill for most people the EOS R6 Is a More affordable full frame alternative that is simply one of the best Camera for photography around today. If you already own one of Canon early Mirrorless full framers like the EOS R, or any of its DSLRs, this is more than worthy upgrade. The EOS R6 brings best in class Autofocus, a Superb in body image stabilization system, and burst Shooting power’s that mark it out as a very fine camera for wildlife or sports photography.
|Sensor size||full frame|
|Monitor||3.0-Inch tilt angle touchscreen 1,620K dots|
|Autofocus||6,072 point AF|
|Maximum Continuous Shooting rate||12fps mechanical shutter, 20fps electronic|
|Movies||4K at 60P|
Despite its ability to shot 4K/60p video, the EOS R6 lacks options like the ability to DCI 4K and Has overheating limitations Compared to video focused Rivals like the Sony A7S lll, Making it better suited to stills Photographers. But for photography, it’s an excellent (if pricey) Option that delivers hugely impressive Autofocus, handing and features that make it one of the best options around for anyone who needs a Full Frame Camera.
3. Canon EOS R5
|Sensor||full frame CMOS|
|Autofocus||5,940 Zone AF|
|Screen Type||3.15-inch tilting touchscreen, 2.1m dots|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||20fps|
If you see the Canon EOS R5 as a Pro Stills Camera with some impressive video features, then it’s one of the best the photography giant has ever made. There’s no doubt it has video Limitations Compared to a rival like the Sony A7S lll, Particularly for shooting longer clips. But for anyone looking to shoot mind blowing stills In almost any situation, wheather that’s wildlife or studio work, it’s a hugely impressive achievement.
Particularly worth of mention is the EOS R5’s autofocus, which offers very accurate and reliable Subject detection and tracking particularly when it’s Comes to people or animals. You also get a superb 5.76 million pixel EVF, a body design that will be Comfortably Familiar to those Coming from DSIRs and the ability to shoot bursts at 12fps with the mechanical shutter (or 20fps with the electronic equivalent).
The video performance, While limited to relatively short bursts, Remains superior to the likes of the Nikon Z7 and Sony A9 ll, too with a growing Collection of (Albeit Pricey) RF Lenses, the Canon EOS R5 is the next gen Mirrorless camera that pro photographers have been waiting for.
4. Nikon Z6 ll
The Nikon Z6 reigned as the king of this list for a long time and while the Z6 ll is only a modest successor, it should definitely be in the shortlist of anyone who’s looking for a full frame Camera. The Z6 Continues to offer great value, but we think the Z6 ll is Just about worth the extra cost it you can afford it.
|Senor Size||Full Frame|
|Monitor||3.2 Inch tilt angle touchscreen 2,100K dots|
|Autofocus||273 Points Hybrid AF|
|Maximum Continuous Shooting rate||14fps|
|Movies||4K at 30p|
It’s additional expeed 6 Processor Brings a host of improvement, including new 14fps burst mode (up from 12fps on the Z6) and some handy autofocus boosts (Particularly for animal eye/face detection). You also get an extra UHS-ll card slot, which Joins the Existing XQD/CFexpress slot, and a firmware update has delivered a new 4K/60p video mode. The 24MP full frame BSI CMOS sensor Performs well at high ISOs, and the Z6 ll has class leading bulid quality that feels more substantial in the hand than its Rivals.
5. Fujifilm X-S10
It’s hard to think of another Camera that offers the same blend of Size performance affordability and Charm as the Fujifilm X-10. For Both hobbyists and Pros looking for a small Mirrorless camere it’s an excellent option that covers all the bases for both stills and Video. You get a tried and tested 26.1MP APS-C sensor (the same as the one in the Fujifilm X-14, See above) impressively for a Camera this Small in body image stabilization (IBIS).
|Monitor||3 inch articulating touchscreen 1.04m dots|
|Autofocus||425- Points Hybrid AF|
|Maximum Continuous Shooting rate||8FPS Mechanical, 20Fps electronic shutter|
|Movies||4K at 30p|
This feature, which helps you preserve image quality while Shooting handheld, can also be found in some small Sony and Olympus Cameras, but none of those offer the X-S10’s excellent handing or range of features it has a Handy vari-angle Screen, great build quality, and shoots impressive 4K Video, too. Pair it with a prime lens and you have a fine travel or Street Camera thanks to X-S10’S large grip, though, it’ll also match nicely with longer lenses as