These are the best cameras of 2023! We pick our favorites of the year

Nikon Zf camera on a tree
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

It's been a heck of a year for new cameras. New mirrorless cameras, new medium format cameras, new high-speed sports cameras, plus all the phones, drones, and that $600 instant camera… we've seen a lot this year at Digital Camera World.

With so many cameras being released in 2023, the DCW team doesn't quite all agree on the single "best" camera of the year – but we do all have our favorites. The cameras that have just wowed us the most with their specs, or that we've fallen in love shooting with more than any other (or just looks damn good). 

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