Buying a digital camera is a very different experience than it was a few years ago. Smartphone cameras keep getting better, so there are a lot fewer buyers out there for budget pocket shooters. And because of that, there aren’t that many good, inexpensive point-and-shoots. Meanwhile, SLRs have taken a back seat to smaller, lighter mirrorless cameras in performance thanks to wider autofocus coverage and superior video performance on average.
Best Digital Cameras 2020
Want better photos than your phone can provide? We test and rate hundreds of cameras and lenses each year, ranging from pocket-friendly shooters to high-end medium format systems. Here’s everything you need to know to pick the best digital camera for you.
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The Fujifilm X-T4 ($1,699.95, body only) is getting a lot of buzz from enthusiast and pro photographers alike, and with good reason: It’s the first X-T camera to feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS). In addition to that headline feature, it offers improved battery life, autofocus, continuous shooting performance, and handling versus the previous-generation X-T3. It’s a class-leading product, and the best smaller-than-full-frame sensor camera you can get. In addition to earning our Editors’ Choice award, it’s also worthy of a full five-star rating.
The camera is also a little bit heavier than the 1.2-pound X-T3, coming in at 1.3 pounds when loaded with a battery and memory card. The body itself is magnesium alloy, with a leatherette wrap and extensive sealing to protect from dust and splashes. Many, but not all, of Fujifilm’s lenses are similarly protected.