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.
We were spoiled when Fujifilm brought us the Fujifilm X100F, but when it comes to this newer model, Fujifilm have smashed it out the park. The X100V model builds off the excellent body of its predecessor and improves on it by incorporating a larger and more powerful 26.1 MP X-Trans CMOS 4 Image Sensor that offers an ISO range from 160 to 12800 (Expandable from 80 to 51200). The integrated fixed 23mm F2 lens is constructed from 8 elements in 6 groups, including 2 aspherical elements. It features a 9-bladed aperture diaphragm that can produce smooth and attractive bokeh. Other features include Fujifilm's advanced hybrid viewfinder, a 3" tilting LCD touchscreen and the capacity to capture some stunning 4K video. This compact, yet rugged camera is truly versatile and will not fail to impress!
The Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera boasts a 24x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 25-600mm) with fast f/2.8 aperture, splash- and dust-proof construction and 4K photo/video recording. The 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor, versatile f2.8 aperture and ISO sensitivity up to ISO 6400 reduces noise in dimly lit environments and delivers crisp, blur-free shots throughout the entire zoom range. The DMC-FZ330 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p(60Hz) / 25p(50Hz) or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.
The Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100 II Digital Camera offers a 17-megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor along with a 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen. Mark II offers the same portable size as its popular predecessor measuring only 115 x 66.2 x 64.1 mm and weighing 404g. What makes this model better are the improved specs. 4K Video and 4K Photo capture can be achieved with this compact and stylish camera. Ideal for travellers, street photographers, and influences the DX-LX100 II provides users with greater creative control and improved low light performance. The camera comes with a Leica DC f1.7-f2.8 high-speed lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 24-75mm for a beautiful bokeh effect.
Designed for long-range viewing and recording, Canon's PowerShot Zoom is a unique digital camera that will get you closer to the action with stunning results. It features an impressive 100-400mm equivalent focal length zoom range with a 2x digital zoom, too. The 12MP CMOS sensor inside allows you to utilise this wide focal range, letting your record both stills and full HD 1080p video up to 30fps, as well as there being a built-in microphone for recording sound. It has continuous autofocusing and even an intelligent Face AF when viewing people e.g. at sports events. Its compact design enables one-handed use and a strong optical image stabiliser benefits viewing and recording. It has a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder with 60 fps refresh rate which offers realistic eye-level viewing.
Explore the power of its Nikkor 40x optical zoom, extendable to 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom, putting you at the heart of the action, with the side zoom control adding to superb stability. Take a unique viewpoint with the high-definition tilting LCD monitor, easily recapture subjects with the Snap-back zoom button and keep your camera connected to your smart device with SnapBridge. Intuitive operation ...
Put style and performance in your pocket with this slim, easily portable 12x zoom Canon IXUS. Shoot stunning 20.2-megapixels photos and Full HD movies with ease and share effortlessly via Wi-Fi and NFC.
The Canon PowerShot SX620 in black is a travel zoom compact packing a versatile 25x zoom (25-625mm equivalent) and 20.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor inside a tiny, pocketable design. With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, this stylish camera has all the features you need to capture detailed photos and crisp Full HD movies and seamlessly share them via your smart device.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ70 is the follow-up to the popular LUMIX DMC-TZ60, and is an all-in-one travel compact with an impressive 30x optical zoom (Leica 24-720mm lens) and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The perfect companion for capturing all your adventures, this feature-packed compact camera can shoot stunning stills at 12-megapixels and clear Full HD video footage. The TZ70 comes equipped with a 1.2M electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 921K-dot LCD to ensure a clear, easy framing experience in all lighting conditions.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100 digital camera in black is the perfect pocket-sized travel companion for those looking for the freedom to explore and capture high-quality stills and videos as they go. This versatile compact camera is ready to capture images in a variety of environments, thanks to its versatile 10x Leica zoom lens (25-250mm) and powerful 1.0" sensor, which together deliver more detail, colour, and clarity in stunning 4K quality. Additional features include the Post Focus function, a Live View Finder, built-in pop-up flash and a 3.0" LCD.
Ultra-compact and stylish, the Canon IXUS 185 HS Digital Camera in black is an easy-to-use, 20-megapixel point and shoot with 8x optical zoom, 16 ZoomPlus, Easy Auto, HD 720p movie recording, and a bright 2.7” LCD screen. The IXUS 185 is the slimmest in the range and comes with a variety of creative modes, from Fish-Eye, Miniature, Super Vivid, and Monochrome.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 brings a versatile 40x optical zoom and 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor into a pocket-sized body that weighs only 299g. Perfect for travel, the SX740 is capable of capturing high-quality stills and 4K video from near and far, at any time of day or night. It also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity so that you can stay connected to your Android or iOS smart device.
The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is pack of Canon's SX-series of super-zooms camera line. It features a huge 65x zoom which equivalent to a 21-1365mm focal range, which is an impressive reach to say the least. The camera can take RAW format images and can record 4K video footage. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the powerful SX70 allows its user to have the control of a DSLR and then high-end features of a DSLR, in a lightweight and portable camera.
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!