Canon vs Nikon: who makes the best cameras in 2024?

Canon vs Nikon

The Canon vs Nikon rivalry has been going on for decades. These two photography powerhouses have long produced cameras for professionals, beginners and everybody in-between, moving from the days of film SLRs to digital DSLRs, and then onto mirrorless. So the question remains, who does it better?

While that core Canon vs Nikon competition has raged on, the camera industry as a whole has gone through monumental change in recent years – both in terms of the technology itself and the way people use it. The DSLR vs mirrorless camera debate has, at last, come more to a concession that the mirror's days are numbered. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.