Welcome to our Darkroom! What started as one camera article has expanded into a burgeoning section of information covering everything from inexpensive point-and-shoots to full-frame DSLRs for the most discerning of professionals. Our camera reviews and buyer’s guides are popular because they are clear, well organized, and provide exactly what you need to know to navigate the waters and make a buying decision.

Below you will find our camera articles organized by camera type, activity, and price. For those choosing interchangeable-lens camera, we also have an extensive section on lenses to match your DSLR or mirrorless cameras. All of our information is consistently updated to include new camera releases.

DSLR Camera 2016

Best DSLR Cameras of 2017

Digital SLR cameras (or DSLRs for short) are among the best of the best: they have the largest sensors, the most megapixels, and the highest quality selection of lenses. We break down the leading DSLRs on the
Olympus Mirrorless Camera

Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2017

The mirrorless camera revolution is in full swing. These impressive digital cameras pack large sensors into compact bodies, offering image quality that is far superior to point...
Full-Frame Camera

Best Full-Frame Cameras of 2017

Full-frame cameras are the best of the best—they have the largest sensors, the most megapixels, the highest quality components, and lenses that are unmatched by any other class of camera. Despite the larger size...
Point-and-Shoot Camera 2016

Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras of 2017

It’s true that the low end of the camera market is being challenged by the convenience of smartphones, but mid-range and advanced compacts are thriving. In 2017, you can get a point-and-shoot camera...
Entry-level DSLR Camera

Best Entry-Level DSLR Cameras of 2017

For up-and-coming photographers and those making the jump from a smaller camera, buying a digital SLR is a very exciting prospect. The image and video quality that DSLRs produce is...
Superzoom camera

Best Superzoom Cameras of 2016

Superzooms, also called bridge cameras, continue their strong rise in popularity, offering the look and feel of a DSLR is an easy-to-use package that doesn’t require...
Travel photo

Best Travel Cameras of 2017

An ideal travel camera is lightweight, versatile, and captures great images. Point-and-shoots are the smallest and least expensive option, but they have some limitations in terms of image quality. Mirrorless interchangeable-lens...
Hiking photo

Best Cameras for Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking and backpacking requires a lightweight and durable camera that captures great images. Depending on your budget, the options abound in categories from compact point-and-shoots...
Camera for skiing and snowboarding

Best Cameras for Skiing and Snowboarding

Options abound when choosing a camera for skiing and snowboarding, from action cameras that can be mounted on your helmet to pocketable point-and-shoots and professional-grade mirrorless models...
Yellowstone landscape photo

Best Cameras for Landscape Photography

Buying a camera for landscpae photography can be overwhelming, but the process should be fun and not just a leap of faith. First, choose among the four tiers of cameras: point-and-shoots, mirrorless cameras, entry...
Canon 70D DSLR camera

Best DSLR Cameras Under $1,000

DSLR technology continues to advance, and a number of outstanding cameras are available at lower prices than ever before. For under $1,000, you can get a quality DSLR from major brands like Nikon, Canon...
Camera Under $500

Best Cameras Under $500

With the quality of digital cameras continually improving and prices falling, $500 or less can buy you an excellent digital camera in 2016. All within this price range, you can get an entry-level digital SLR, a mirrorless...
Camera Under $300

Best Cameras Under $300

Camera technology keeps advancing, and the image quality and features of cameras priced under $300 in 2016 far surpasses what was available even a few years ago. In this price range you can find...