9 things to check when buying a new camera

If you're buying a new camera and parting with a substantial chunk of cash, you'll want to know you're getting exactly what you expect – and that you're getting the best possible deal too. 

The first thing you'll want to do is to check our buying guides, whether you're after a simple point-and-shoot camera, a mirrorless model or a full-frame DSLR. After something else? Here are a few others:

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.