Round ups of all the best cameras and photography equipment, camera head to heads and gift guides.

AP Awards lenses

AP Awards 2019: Lenses of the Year

Prime Lens of the Year Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Why we like it Absolutely superb optical quality Smaller and lighter than DSLR equivalents Built-in aperture ring Silent, decisive autofocus Dust and moisture-resistant construction This fast wideangle prime for Sony’s…

AP Awards cameras

AP Awards 2019: Cameras of the Year

  Compact Camera of the Year Sony RX100 VI Why we like it Really useful 24-200mm equivalent zoom range Very good image quality G Remarkably fast autofocus and continuous shooting High-quality pop-up electronic viewfinder Tilting screen allows flexible compositional options…

AP Awards Accessories

AP Awards 2019: Accessories of the Year

Accessory of the Year Benro GD3WH Geared Head Why we like it Precise control of camera positioning High-quality Mg-alloy construction Relatively small and lightweight Uses standard Arca Swiss quick release Three bubble levels to set camera straight Geared heads are…

Rear-load backpacks

Best rear-loading backpacks

Access your camera kit with ease when it’s wet and muddy. James Abbott looks at six rear-loading backpacks that are perfect for winter shooting

second-hand best buys

Second-hand camera best buys

If you want your budget to go as far as possible you should consider buying second-hand. Audley Jarvis reveals some of the best bargains to be had

Pro camera Nikon D850

Our best-buy professional cameras

If you’re looking for a professional-level camera there’s no shortage of models available. Here we look at a selection of durable, robust workhorses

Our best buy fixed-lens cameras

If you’re happy to move your feet to get the best shot, or simply want an all-in-one camera, you’ll struggle to find better examples than these

enthusiast Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk3

Our best-buy cameras for enthusiasts

Cameras labelled as ‘enthusiast’ models provide the flexibility to shoot a wide range of subjects but without the high price of a pro-level model

beginner Canon EOS 200D

Our best-buy cameras for beginners

These models are for those new to photography or who want a camera that’s capable of taking good-quality images without breaking the bank