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    Camera Ratings

    Capture all of life's special moments—whether you prefer a mirrorless camera, SLR, or advanced point and shoot.

    View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best cameras.

    Mirrorless cameras (48)

    These models accept interchangeable lenses, like SLRs, but they're smaller and lighter. They don't have an SLR through-the-lens viewfinder.

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    SLR cameras (9)

    SLRs are interchangeable-lens cameras. Most are compatible with a number of lenses. With the most features, they're also the biggest and heaviest.

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    Advanced point-and-shoot cameras (23)

    Like basic point-and-shoots, they have nondetachable lenses, but also have manual controls and other advanced features. They’re also more expensive than basic point-and-shoots.

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    All Ratings

    Camera shopping is tough. There are lots of different kinds to choose among, and the prices range from around 100 bucks into the thousands. At Consumer Reports, we test almost every type of camera, and we can guide you through the options. If you're just getting started, the first decision is whether to choose a basic camera or an advanced one.