These are the WORST camera buys right now - some will surprise you

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It's hard to find a bad camera in 2023. Even the most mundane, average cameras can justify their existence, providing they're priced competitively. But problems arise when a camera's price doesn't accurately reflect its performance, age, usefulness or the cost of its rivals.

None of the cameras on this list are intrinsically bad, but we'd argue that they are bad value, considering their current pricing. So here's our selection of the worst value cameras on sale right now...

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.