you know what is What’s the least important part of taking a good photo? gear. Your vision and the work you do to make it happen are more important.
That’s not to say gear isn’t important, just that it’s best used in service of something bigger. That’s why this guide won’t delve into things like megapixel count, sensor size, and pixel peeping. All of these cameras are capable of producing stunning images. Which one is right for you depends more on your needs than sensor size.
Still, choosing the right one can be confusing. I’ve spent years testing dozens of cameras in a variety of shooting scenarios to come up with what I think is the best option for different types of photographers.
Be sure to check out our many other buying guides, such as the best compact cameras, best camera bags, and best action cameras.
Update March 2023: We added some considerations for the Fujifilm X-T5, the new Sony A7RV, Panasonic S5II, and Nikon Z5, and swapped out the sold-out Fujifilm X-E4 for the X100V.
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