May 2024

Digital Cameras: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of digital cameras rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2024.

Summary

On 9 May 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 82 digital camera endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

61 digital cameras were endorsed in total, only 16 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 9 May 2024, Canon EOS R6 Mark II takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed digital camera with 3 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 3 recommended it as the '#1 digital camera' this month.

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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking digital cameras start at $39 (Lomography Konstruktor F) and go up to $3496.95 (Nikon Z 8). Median digital camera costs $797.99 (Panasonic Lumix G100).
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At a glance - May Ranking

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Rank Change Price Digital Camera
PCMag
BestReviews
Digital Trends
Rtings.com
Lifewire
Photography PX
Tom's Guide
PixelsPhy
Futurism
Gadget Review
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Canon EOS R6 Mark II
The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a highly praised camera that offers impressive image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and ergonomic design, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
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Fujifilm X-T4
The Fujifilm X-T4 is a highly praised camera that offers top-notch image quality, excellent autofocus performance, impressive video capabilities, and improved battery life, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
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Olympus Tough TG-6
The Olympus Tough TG-6 is a versatile and durable camera that offers good video quality, making it ideal for capturing action and outdoor adventures, although some reviewers have mentioned issues with audio quality in video recordings.
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Sony Alpha A7 III
The Sony Alpha A7 III is a highly regarded camera that offers exceptional image quality, fast and accurate autofocus, versatile video capabilities, extended battery life, and comfortable handling, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
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Canon EOS R50
The Canon EOS R50 receives positive reviews for its image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and ergonomics, making it a highly capable camera for various use cases, particularly travel photography.
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Canon EOS Rebel SL3
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is a highly praised camera that offers impressive image quality, fast autofocus performance, and good battery life, making it suitable for a wide range of photography applications.
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Sony a6700
The Sony a6700 is a highly praised camera that offers excellent image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, battery life, and ergonomics, making it suitable for a wide range of photography genres.
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Canon EOS R10
The Canon EOS R10 is a highly praised camera with excellent image quality, autofocus performance, and ergonomics, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
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Fujifilm X-T5
The Fujifilm X-T5 is a highly regarded camera known for its exceptional image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and ergonomic design, although its battery life may be a concern for some users.
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Fujifilm X-S20
The Fujifilm X-S20 is a highly recommended camera that offers exceptional image quality, impressive video capabilities, reliable autofocus performance, long battery life, and comfortable handling.
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Panasonic LUMIX S5 II
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Sony RX100 VII
The Sony RX100 VII is praised for its impressive image quality, fast autofocus, and video capabilities, but its ergonomics and handling may not be the most comfortable for extended use.
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Nikon D3500
The Nikon D3500 is praised for its exceptional image quality, reliable autofocus, long battery life, and comfortable handling, making it a highly recommended camera for beginners and experienced photographers.
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Panasonic Lumix G9 II
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GoPro Hero12 Black
The GoPro Hero12 Black is a highly praised action camera known for its exceptional video quality, durability, user-friendly interface, and range of accessories, making it a top choice for capturing action-packed moments and stunning footage in various settings.
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Nikon D5600
The Nikon D5600 is a highly regarded camera that offers excellent image quality, reliable autofocus, impressive battery life, and a user-friendly design, making it a great choice for both entry-level and mid-level photographers.
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#19 $339 GoPro Hero12 Black
#3 $519.95 Olympus Tough TG-6
#5 $579 Canon EOS R50
#20 $630 Nikon D5600
#6 $649 Canon EOS Rebel SL3
#2 $1198 Fujifilm X-T4
#7 $1398 Sony a6700
#17 $1399 Nikon D3500
#4 $1498 Sony Alpha A7 III
#16 $1500 Sony RX100 VII
#14 $1599 Fujifilm X-S20
#15 $1797.99 Panasonic LUMIX S5 II
#9 $1811.25 Fujifilm X-T5
#18 $1897.99 Panasonic Lumix G9 II

We ranked Canon EOS R6 Mark II #1 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Canon EOS R6 Mark II as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 10 Nov 2023)
The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a highly praised camera that offers impressive image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and ergonomic design, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Full-Frame Camera Overall / Editors' Choice

Stabilized full-frame sensor
Class-leading autofocus
Superb picture quality
Magnesium body with dust and splash protection
Sharp EVF and swing-out touch LCD
40fps tracking with e-shutter
Full-width 4K60 with 10-bit color
6K support over HDMI

Limited third-party lens support
Fragile micro HDMI port

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Rtings.com

Best Digital Camera

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Tom's Guide

The best hybrid camera for advanced users

Incredible autofocus
Blistering 40-fps burst rate
Professional video specs
8-stop IBIS
Great low light performance

Expensive
Modest megapixel count
No BSI sensor
No OLED info panel

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We ranked Fujifilm X-T4 #2 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Fujifilm X-T4 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 16 Sep 2023)
The Fujifilm X-T4 is a highly praised camera that offers top-notch image quality, excellent autofocus performance, impressive video capabilities, and improved battery life, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
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Digital Trends

Best digital camera overall

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Futurism

Best Overall

In-body image stabilization (IBIS)
Flip-out screen for easier 4K video
Improved battery performance
Excellent RAW processing
Dust and splash-proof body

Can’t create low-quality clips
No headphone jack

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend digital cameras.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of digital cameras, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2024 ranking

We ranked Olympus Tough TG-6 #3 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 31 Jul 2023)
The Olympus Tough TG-6 is a versatile and durable camera that offers good video quality, making it ideal for capturing action and outdoor adventures, although some reviewers have mentioned issues with audio quality in video recordings.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best Bang for the Buck

It offers five underwater shooting modes and can work up to 50 feet deep.
It's Shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof.
The lens provides up to eight times magnification.
Improved battery life lasts long enouggh to take up to 240 photos.

It doesn't come with a neckstrap.

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Digital Trends

Best digital camera for kids

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Photography PX

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We ranked Sony Alpha A7 III #4 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Sony Alpha A7 III as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 16 Sep 2023)
The Sony Alpha A7 III is a highly regarded camera that offers exceptional image quality, fast and accurate autofocus, versatile video capabilities, extended battery life, and comfortable handling, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best of the Best

Produces 24.2MP, 4K, HD images and true-to-life colors.
Sensor technology for clear shots.
28-70 millimeter zoom lens lets you capture details from a distance.
Includes a nice accessory set.

Menu is confusing to navigate and may not be ideal for beginners.

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Photography PX

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We ranked Canon EOS R50 #5 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Canon EOS R50 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 10 Nov 2023)
The Canon EOS R50 receives positive reviews for its image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and ergonomics, making it a highly capable camera for various use cases, particularly travel photography.
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Rtings.com

Best Budget Digital Camera

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Tom's Guide

The best camera for beginners

Lovely 4K video
Great for vlogging
Good kit options for vlogging
Outstanding AF
Surprisingly good ISO performance

Overheats when shooting 4K
Very few native RF-S lenses
No headphone port
Scant direct controls
A little pricey (but worth it)

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We ranked Canon EOS Rebel SL3 #6 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 16 Sep 2023)
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is a highly praised camera that offers impressive image quality, fast autofocus performance, and good battery life, making it suitable for a wide range of photography applications.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Lightweight & Portable

Captures 24.1MP images and 4K-resolution video and comes with an 18-55mm lens kit. Features Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities, and it offers a "vari-angle" LCD for more versatile shots. Lightweight and perfect to take on the go.

Experienced photographers might not find what they're looking for with this camera.

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PixelsPhy

Small and portable
Touchscreen LCD
Wireless connectivity
DIGIC 8 image processor

Cropping in 4K videos

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Futurism

Best Digital Camera for Beginners

Lightweight and compact for a DSLR
Vari-angle touch screen
Easy to adjust and use controls
Good live view autofocus

Thicker body than a mirrorless model
Limited to 9 AF points
Limited view in 4K

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We ranked Sony a6700 #7 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 10 Nov 2023)
The Sony a6700 is a highly praised camera that offers excellent image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, battery life, and ergonomics, making it suitable for a wide range of photography genres.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best APS-C for Sony E Lenses

Compact body style with EVF
5-axis stabilized sensor
Swing-out LCD for video and selfies
High-capacity Z series battery
Nearly full-width, 10-bit recording at up to 4K60
4K120 slow-motion
Improved menu system

No focus joystick
Outdated EVF
Limited to 11fps tracking
Only one SDXC card slot
Might overheat during video recording

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Rtings.com

Best Mid-Range Digital Camera

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Tom's Guide

Pipped by the X-S20 for content creators (but only just)

Excellent autofocus and tracking
Compact and lightweight
Solid image quality
Fantastic video features
Vlog-friendly

Only one memory card slot
No focus control joystick
Modest EVF

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We ranked Canon EOS R10 #8 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 15 Sep 2023)
The Canon EOS R10 is a highly praised camera with excellent image quality, autofocus performance, and ergonomics, making it suitable for a wide range of photography needs.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Sub-$1,000 Camera for Action

Superb subject recognition and autofocus
15fps mechanical and 23fps electronic shutter
Solid ergonomics and control layout
Articulating display
Built-in flash
4K60 video in SDR or HDR
Already works with more lenses than any EOS M body
Supports Canon SLR lenses via an adapter

Image sensor isn't stabilized
8-bit SDR video doesn't have flat profile
Basic CMOS sensor doesn't match up with BSI chips
So-so battery life

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Rtings.com

Best Entry-Level Digital Camera

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Tom's Guide

A lightweight APS-C body with some powerful video credentials

Fantastic autofocus
Strong video credentials
Good value for money

Feels cheap
Lack of native RF-S lenses

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We ranked Fujifilm X-T5 #9 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 14 Jan 2024)
The Fujifilm X-T5 is a highly regarded camera known for its exceptional image quality, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and ergonomic design, although its battery life may be a concern for some users.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Upper Mid-Range Digital Camera

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Tom's Guide

The best camera for stills enthusiasts

High-res 40.2-megapixel image sensor
Tenacious autofocus system
Super-fast shutter speed and drive rates
Intuitive controls
Beautiful design

Rear touchscreen not fully articulated
No top panel info display
Mediocre high-ISO image quality
Shallow buffers

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We ranked Fujifilm X-S20 #10 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 9 Oct 2023)
The Fujifilm X-S20 is a highly recommended camera that offers exceptional image quality, impressive video capabilities, reliable autofocus performance, long battery life, and comfortable handling.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Mirrorless for Enthusiasts and Creators / Editors' Choice

Magnesium body with swing-out LCD
Subject recognition autofocus system
Long battery life
7-stop stabilization
Built-in flash
Diverse set of film simulation looks
10-bit 4K60 and 6K30 video

Not weather-sealed
Undersized EVF
Prone to overheating

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Tom's Guide

The best camera for content creators and vloggers

6.2K video
Beautiful images
Great IBIS
Cheaper than rivals
Vlogging features

More expensive than X-S10
Single SD slot
Slightly awkward controls

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We ranked Panasonic LUMIX S5 II #11 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Digital Camera For Video

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Tom's Guide

The best advanced camera for video

Pro video specs
Fantastic build quality
Much improved AF
Brilliant IBIS
Intuitive controls

AF still a little lightweight
No CFExpress slot
Battery life mediocre vs rivals

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We ranked Sony RX100 VII #12 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 15 Sep 2023)
The Sony RX100 VII is praised for its impressive image quality, fast autofocus, and video capabilities, but its ergonomics and handling may not be the most comfortable for extended use.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Premium Compact / Editors' Choice

Sharp 8x zoom lens.
Electronic viewfinder.
1-inch sensor design.
20fps capture with subject tracking.
Eye detection for people and pets.
Tilting touch screen.
4K video with external microphone port.

Expensive.
Can't start video while images are writing to card.
Limited touch functions.

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Digital Trends

Best digital camera for travel

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We ranked Nikon D3500 #13 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 16 Sep 2023)
The Nikon D3500 is praised for its exceptional image quality, reliable autofocus, long battery life, and comfortable handling, making it a highly recommended camera for beginners and experienced photographers.
Critic endorsements:
Photography PX

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PixelsPhy

Simple to operate
Light in weight
Two lenses included
Auto mode feature

Defective wireless connectivity

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We ranked Panasonic Lumix G9 II #14 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless / Editors' Choice

Crisp 25MP photos with 100MP multi-sampling
Fast phase detect focus system
Effective subject recognition and tracking
Large, 120fps electronic viewfinder
16-bit Raw images handle edits well
Fantastic control scheme
Stabilized 10-bit video
Works with Micro Four Thirds lens library

Oversized body for Micro Four Thirds
Omits UVC/UAC webcam support
Middling battery life

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Tom's Guide

The best M43 camera you can buy

Rapid 75fps shooting rate
Lovely build and design
Beautiful image quality
Fantastic AF
Affordable

No CFExpress to match drive rate
Destructive noise above ISO6400
Poor battery rating

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We ranked GoPro Hero12 Black #15 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Oct 2023)
The GoPro Hero12 Black is a highly praised action camera known for its exceptional video quality, durability, user-friendly interface, and range of accessories, making it a top choice for capturing action-packed moments and stunning footage in various settings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Action Camera / Editors' Choice

Class-leading video stabilization
10-bit HDR, GP-Log, and SDR video profiles
Up to 5.3K60, 4K120, or 2.7K240 recording
More useful Easy Controls than on Hero11
Front and rear displays
Pro controls and timecode sync
Tough, waterproof build
Small enough to mount in tight spots

Drops long-running GPS feature
Only a few headphones support wireless audio feature
One battery won't last all day

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Tom's Guide

The best action cam overall

Bluetooth support for audio
Cheaper than previous model
Outstanding video performance
Horizon lock feature
Intuitive to operate

Specs largely unchanged from Hero11
Premium editing features paywall

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We ranked Nikon D5600 #16 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital cameras” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 15 Sep 2023)
The Nikon D5600 is a highly regarded camera that offers excellent image quality, reliable autofocus, impressive battery life, and a user-friendly design, making it a great choice for both entry-level and mid-level photographers.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

Best DSLR under $1,000

Top-notch image quality
Responsive performance
Solid set of practical and creative features

Minimal manual control for video
No 4K video

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PixelsPhy

Touchscreen LCD
Large sensor
Interchangeable lenses
Easy to use

Low quality wireless connectivity

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