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 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100 digital camera in silver is the perfect pocket-sized travel companion for those looking for the freedom to explore and capture high-quality 4K stills and videos as they go. Ready to capture images in a variety of environments, the TZ100 features a versatile 10x Leica zoom lens (25-250mm) and a powerful 1.0" sensor, which together deliver more detail, colour, and ...
If you're looking to travel light and shoot a variety of subjects with ease, both close-up and from afar, then look no further than the Panasonic TZ80. Small enough to slip into your pocket and equipped with all the latest features, such as 4K photo and video recording, a wide 24mm 30x zoom lens and a large 18-megapixel sensor. Additional highlights include: Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3.0" touch LCD, ...
Developed as the successor to the GR, the Ricoh GR II combines portable dimensions - perfect for travel and street photography - with high-resolution images delivered by a large16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and high-performance 28mm f2.8 lens. The GR II is the first model in the GR-series to come with Wi-Fi and NFC to support smartphone operations, including wireless image transfer and remote shooting.
Panasonic has launched a new camera in its Travel Zoom series, featuring a 20.3-megapixel MOS sensor and a flip-up 3" touchscreen display together with the Panasonic Depth-from-Defocus AF system. An impressive host of other features - such as 4K capability, a powerful zoom, and a suite of creative modes - make this travel-friendly, ultra-compact camera a versatile choice.
The Panasonic LUMIX DC-TZ95 compact joins the ever-popular Travel Zoom series with a 20.3-megapixel sensor and a Leica 30x optical zoom lens (24-720mm f3.3-6.4). Perfect for capturing subjects near, far and in between, the TZ95 features 4K video and 4K photo, a tiltable 3.0" touchscreen, a new high-resolution Live View Finder, fast AF and high-speed burst shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.
The Ricoh GR-III Street Edition comes as a welcome addition to the Ricoh ecosystem. What separates this from the standard GR-III is its specialised metallic grey finish and an asphalt-like surface texture along with an orange-yellow lens ring. This kit also includes a GC-9 leather case and a second battery, allowing you to be the ultimate street photographer. It features a large 24.24-megapixel sensor with a new powerful GR ENGINE 6. The compact system also has a wide-angle 18.3mm f2.8 lens which is capable of producing some stunning imagery. There have been some major improvements from the previous GR-II, including a faster autofocus system, shake reduction mechanism and a touch-operated LCD screen.
The Panasonic FT30 is a versatile, "go-anywhere" camera boasting a rugged exterior that's waterproof down to 8m, shockproof from 1.5m and freezeproof as low as -10 degrees. The LUMIX FT30 is the perfect, portable companion for outdoor enthusiasts looking to document their adventures with ease and peace of mind. Housed within its tough, solid casing is a large CCD sensor and a 4x optical zoom ...
The Canon PowerShot SX620 in white 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-FZ1000 Digital Camera has solidified its place in the history of cameras as it is the first compact camera to incorporate 4K video capture. It offers a 20.1-megapixel 1-inch sensor that delivers a much higher standard of image quality compared to other, similar cameras. Users benefit from a 25-400mm f/2.8-4 lens that the camera has been constructed around. Additionally, the lens features a 5-axis Hybrid OIS system for superior stability when shooting handheld. The DMC-FZ1000 is aimed at outdoor photography enthusiasts and offers a vibrant and realistic motion. It also comes with plenty of helpful functions such as the High Speed Response, Macro Shooting, and Smooth Electronic Zooming in 5 speed steps. It is the ideal bridge between professional DSLRs and standard compact cameras to offer the user the best of both worlds.
The Canon PowerShot SX620 in red 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 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 Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Digital Camera in yellow has been designed to withstand all weather conditions thanks to its waterproof, shockproof, freeze-proof, and dustproof body. Featuring a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens this is the perfect, durable camera to take on adventures.
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!