Is Canon the least reliable brand? Camera reliability survey gives surprising results

The Olympus Pen-F, Canon EOS m100 and Nikon D7200
(Image credit: Future)

As photographers, we all live in fear of our cameras going wrong at a pivotal moment, so it is good to know which brands we can trust for their ongoing camera reliability.

The annual reader survey by Photo Review magazine in Australia has just been published (with some extra insight from Inside Imaging) and there were some surprising results when users were asked about the reliability of their cameras, with OM System (formerly Olympus) coming top and the world's leading camera maker Canon bringing up the rear.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.