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Best Digital Cameras of 2017

  • $1,299.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Fujifilm X100F

    Best compact for stills under $1,500

    With its APS-C sensor and a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens, the X100F delivers the best photos the best shooting experience for manual devotees you can get for the money.

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  • $769.00 at 42nd Street Photo See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Nikon D7200

    Best prosumer dSLR value

    The D7200 delivers on the basics, including great photo quality and solid performance.

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  • $1,549.00 at 42nd Street Photo See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Nikon D500

    Best prosumer dSLR for shooting action

    The fastest APS-C dSLR camera under $2,000, the Nikon D500 delivers great photos, has a speedy and accurate autofocus system, a streamlined shooting design and 4K video.

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  • $448.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)

    Best mirrorless ILC value

    The Sony A6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR. Though it's several years old, that just makes it a better buy for the money.

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  • $799.99 at Crutchfield See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (with 28-70mm Lens)

    Best full-frame value

    Sony's original A7 is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, though it's not the speediest camera.

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  • $445.65 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Nikon D3300

    Best cheap dSLR

    Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 a solid choice for a first dSLR. Since it's an older model, the price is now in a good territory for folks on a budget.

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  • $697.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    Best bridge camera

    With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the perfect mix if you want dSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens.

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  • $547.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Panasonic Lumix ZS100 (TZ100, TZ110)

    Best general-purpose compact

    A great blend of quality, size and features for people who want photos better than their phone delivers, but prefer a lot of lens over best-in-class photo quality.

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  • $597.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    Best general-purpose advanced compact

    With really good photo and video quality, a great set of features and generally class-leading performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever.

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  • $1,349.00 at 42nd Street Photo See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 9 Image qual.
    Nikon D750

    Best prosumer dSLR

    The Nikon D750 delivers an excellent combination of quality, performance and features for its price.

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  • $2,249.00 at 42nd Street Photo See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Image qual.
    Sony A7R II

    Best mirrorless ILC

    Overall, the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than is available in a dSLR.

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