The world of digital cameras has never been more exciting. Whether you want to shoot with classic DSLR cameras, mirrorless models equipped with the latest technology, or looking for the best compact cameras, there will be a perfect camera for you. At Wex we have a wide range of digital cameras for sale in the UK, and we specialise in pairing the right digital camera with the right photographer or videographer.
Maybe you’re shopping for a beginner’s camera, or maybe you’ve been shooting for a few years and are looking to upgrade with the best mirrorless camera lenses or tripods. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Digital SLR Camera Body offers a 30-megapixel CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 32,000, and an expanded 61-point AF-system. Capture magnificent detail even in the toughest conditions as the camera body features a weather-resistant design. Users can enjoy beautiful 4K video recording at 30 fps; whereas, HD video can be captured at 120 fps when trying to achieve ...
The Sony A7R III is the third iteration from the Sony’s A7R series of mirrorless compact system cameras. The cameras offer improved speed and image quality thanks to its 42.4MP full frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor and impressive processing system. A huge 399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system and high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps make this camera incredibly versatile and will cater ...
Introducing, the Nikon D850, a photographic workhorse that has been equipped with a huge 45.7 megapixel sensor that will not disappoint. The 45.7 megapixel back-illuminated, full-frame CMOS sensor and extended battery life will keep up with all any photographic adventure you can throw its way, from the studio photo shoots to the remotest places on Earth. The tough and rugged magnesium-alloy build ...
The Canon 6D Mark II represents a marked upgrade on its predecessor. A new 26.2MP full-frame sensor offers enhanced low-light performance , greater depth-of-field control, and stunning image quality. The camera's ISO has also been upgraded, with the upper limit now expandable to 102,400.
The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II Digital Camera Body is the world’s first camera to feature a Back-Illuminated Full-Frame 42.4-megapixel EXMOR R CMOS imaging sensor. This fantastic piece of technology delivers high sensitivity, high resolution as well as a high-speed AF response of up to 40% faster than its predecessor. The user can enjoy high-resolution 4K video capture in multiple formats including ...
The Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 is the 4th iteration of Sony’s widely popular RX10 series. It boasts an industry leading autofocus speed of just 0.03 seconds, a fixed Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm lens, and 4K internal video recording. All of that and the the RX10 IV also packs a powerful 20.1MP 1.0-type sensor. Fast processing speeds also allow for the camera to achieve 24fps continuous shooting and ...
Breath taking image quality meets unrivalled shooting freedom in the Sony a7 II, the world’s first full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilisation. Dramatically expand your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake while shooting still images and movies. Highly sophisticated Fast Hybrid AF delivers extremely high-speed response, highly accurate prediction, and wide area ...
Eclipse lens cleaner is the highest purity lens cleaner available. It dries as quickly as it can be applied leaving absolutely no residue. When used with PEC-PAD photo wipes, it is possible to clean only the portion of lens which is dirty eliminating "hazy swirls". Dispense several drops onto a clean, folded PEC-PAD and lightly wipe surface in a single direction. Refold pad to expose a clean side ...
Truly shaking up the market, the Canon EOS R5 is packed with new technology and major improvements that sets it aside from its competitors. The Canon R body has been designed for professional photographers and videographers alike, allowing you to elevate your practice to the next level. It’s been equipped with an all-new 45MP CMOS Image Sensor & DIGIC X Processor that is capable of incredibly ...
Introducing the Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera. Canon’s goal with this camera body is to bring together each and every photographic discipline, allowing anyone’s practice to thrive using this system. The EOS R6 features incredible shooting speeds and even more impressive low-light performance which extends the areas of photography that can be explored. Furthermore, the EOS R6 is amongst the first ...
The Sony A7 III Digital Camera Body is the third iteration in the game-changing Sony A7 range. It comes upgraded with a back-illuminated 24.2-megapixel Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS imaging sensor, and the reinvented BIONZ X processing engine. The camera facilitates 4K HDR video capture and comes with 15-stops of dynamic range. Furthermore, it is capable of shooting 10fps, offers a fantastic ISO from ...
With its 24.3-megapixel sensor and brand new image processor, the Fujifilm X-T20 Digital Camera Body delivers high-speed autofocusing, fast start-up, and 4K video capability with Film Simulation modes. Its compact, lightweight body features a tilting touchscreen LCD monitor, and 3 precision-milled aluminium dials for quickly and easily adjusting the aperture, shutter speed, and shooting functions.
There are several different types of cameras, each suitable for a different user. Here’s a quick rundown.
Digital Single-Lens Reflex (Digital SLR or DSLR cameras)
These classically styled digital cameras resemble the film SLRs of decades gone by. DSLRs employ a mirror system that enables the inclusion of an optical viewfinder and tend to be larger and more rugged than other types of cameras. They also have interchangeable lenses. Examples of DSLRs include the Canon EOS range.
Mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than DSLRs, as they lack a mirror system and optical viewfinder. They tend to come equipped with cutting-edge autofocus and high-quality video technology, and many professional photographers have come to prefer them. Like Digital SLR cameras, they have interchangeable lenses. Examples include the Panasonic Lumix range.
Compact cameras have a fixed lens that can’t be changed. Some are styled after DSLRs and have big zoom lenses – these are called bridge cameras. There are also smaller compacts, sometimes referred to as point-and-shoot cameras, which focus on portability and affordability.
Action cameras are designed to take some punishment. They tend to be waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof, and more. Despite their small size, they are sophisticated machines, and with the ability to shoot 4K or Full HD video, are great for vlogging. A classic example is the DJI Osmo Action.
As well as digital cameras, at Wex we also keep our shelves stocked with classic film cameras! These include the latest instant cameras from Fujifilm Instax and Polaroid.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best digital camera to buy?
Finding the best digital camera for you depends on your needs! Do you want the ruggedness of a DSLR, the speed of a mirrorless camera, or the convenience of a compact? If you need sophisticated features like built-in image stabilisation, a vari-angle touchscreen or super-fast burst speeds, you can get them. However, these cameras will cost more than simpler models that will still get the job done. It’s all about balancing your needs and your budget to find the best option. See our buying guide to the best digital cameras you can buy right now if you need a place to start.
Are digital cameras still worth buying?
While it’s true that you have a digital camera in your pocket wherever you go now, dedicated cameras have a number of advantages over phones. They have larger sensors, which means they’re better in low light and produce images with less “noise” (unwanted digital artifacts). They also allow for optical zooming, whether through an interchangeable lens mount or an attached zoom lens. A good digital camera will have a better autofocus system, faster burst speed, longer-lasting battery and superior handling to any smartphone you can name!
Can digital cameras record video?
Almost all current digital cameras are capable of shooting high-quality video. Most will shoot Full HD, and resolutions of 4K and higher are becoming increasingly commonplace even in consumer cameras. If you’re looking to shoot video, check out our guide to the best vlogging cameras you can buy right now.
Do digital cameras come with memory cards?
As a rule, no. Some cameras, especially beginner models, can be bought as special bundles that include memory cards. However, it’s generally a good idea to buy a memory card as well when you buy a camera – and make sure you get the right type. We have all different types of memory cards here.
Do megapixels affect the overall quality?
In short – yes. But it’s more complicated than that. More pixels on a sensor means more detail in a picture, which is especially useful if you’re planning on printing your images. However, there are other factors at play – such as the physical size of the sensor. Too many pixels crammed on too small a sensor can cause an increase in noise in an image, reducing the overall quality. This is why video-focused cameras tend to have fewer pixels and larger sensors, as they don’t need that level of printable detail.
What should I look for when buying a camera?
It depends on what you need! If you’re looking to print images, look for more megapixels. If you’re looking to shoot at night, looking for a high maximum ISO setting. If you want convenience, get a fixed-lens compact, if you want versatility then get a mirrorless camera or DSLR… we could go on. Check out our buying guide to the best digital cameras to get a feel for what’s out there and what might be suitable for you.
Do I need a computer for a digital camera?
Technically no, as you could download and share your images using a smartphone or tablet. Or indeed leave them on a memory card and never show them to a soul. But in practicality, having a computer for editing, processing, cataloguing and storing your images is pretty essential. You can browse our range of computers.
The best camera brands
When shopping for cameras, it pays to know what the big brands have to offer.
The two biggest names in cameras are Canon and Nikon. Both manufacturers offer a huge range of DSLRs, compacts and mirrorless cameras, with models for beginners, professionals and everyone in between.
Sony is also a huge name in cameras, specialising in professional-grade mirrorless cameras such as the Alpha 7 series. However, the firm also makes more affordable mirrorless models for amateur users and has a comprehensive range of compacts.
Fujifilm specialises in retro-styled mirrorless and compact cameras – the X series. These include fantastic models for beginners, enthusiasts and professionals.
Panasonic Lumix and Olympus are both names in mirrorless cameras. They adhere to the Micro Four Thirds standard, which means you can use lenses and cameras from both brands interchangeably.
The best camera accessories
Part of the fun of buying a camera is choosing the right accessories to go with it. It’s worth picking up a dedicated camera bag to safely house your kit, as well as a sturdy tripod to keep things stable. Then there are also essentials like memory cards, and perhaps you want a burst of extra light from a flashgun? Picking the right accessories is all about deciding what kind of photographer you want to be!