Best Digital Camera

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Digital compact cameras are some of the most popular picture-taking devices today. These devices range from simple "point-and-shoot" models to more advanced offerings that offer dSLR-style creative control. We’ve included the top picks from the most popular segments, factoring in criteria such as performance, versatility, ease of use, and value.

If you're looking for a digital SLR, check out our list of the best dSLR cameras. Be sure to also take a peek at our digital camera buyer's guide for an in-depth guide to picking the camera suited for your needs.

Best Point & Shoot Digital Camera:

The 'point-and-shoot' camera is one of the most common types of digital camera around today. Also called 'compact' cameras, point-and-shoot cameras are ideal for casual photographers who like to always have a camera handy. However, due to their smaller image sensors (compared to digital SLR cameras) and slower operational speeds, point-and-shoot cameras are not as well-suited for sports or action photography.

We've chosen the following picks based on their overall performance and image quality first and foremost; this means that resulting images are clear and accurate, and well-suited to sharing experiences with family and friends. Although point-and-shoot cameras are not especially fast when compared to more expensive high-end models, each of the following cameras has quick performance for their class. Each of these cameras also produce good quality images in a range of conditions, including low light.

They also offer at least a 5x zoom lens, providing enough zoom for typical everyday situations. Since a point-and-shoot is meant to be portable and easy to use, all of our picks are compact and feature simple controls that are beginner-friendly. Finally, all of the following cameras present good value-for-money; although price varies, each one offers good features (specific features included vary widely between different models) and performance for the price.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300/B 20 MP Digital Camera

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX300/B is Sony's followup to the excellent HX200V. With a new lens offering many improvements such as 50x zoom with enhanced optical image stabilization, the HX300/B builds upon the previous model to present another compelling choice for any level of photographer. Read Full Review

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    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300/B 20 MP Digital Camera

    Panasonic DMC-ZS50K LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder

    The Panasonic DMC-ZS50 is a travel zoom camera, but ultimately offers excellent overall performance and value for those wanting a compact camera that offers a bit more than the norm. This camera has a 30x zoom lens and 12-megapixel resolution while maintaining its small size, and delivers very good results whether shooting still images or video. Also included are continuous shooting capabilities, as well as multiple features such as a proximity sensor next to the electronic viewfinder.
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      Panasonic DMC-ZS50K LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder

      Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (Black)

      The Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is an excellent camera for those who don’t require the inclusion of manual controls. This ultracompact camera offers stylish design, decently snappy performance, multiple features, and produces good images for its size and class. Also reasonably priced, this is a great all-around choice for someone seeking a basic point-and-shoot camera. Read Full Review

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        Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (Black)

        Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera

        The Canon PowerShot S120 is the latest update to Canon's S series of cameras, adding more speed and performance into the mix. The S120 now holds the title of being the thinnest camera on the market with an f/1.8 aperture lens. With updated WiFi connectivity and its pocketable size, this little camera makes sharing pictures from anywhere that much easier. Read Full Review

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          Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera

          Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

          Although the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 won’t be right for everyone, it offers unique features that set it apart from other good point-and-shoot cameras. This camera uses Android 4.3, allowing it to function as a smart device while offering better picture quality than most smartphone cameras. While the price won’t be worth it for someone who just wants a regular camera, some may find the technology and connectivity offered by this camera to be compelling.
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            Best Low Light Camera:

            One of the common complaints about compact digital cameras is their inability to capture clean, vivid shots in low light settings. Ultimately, low light photography needs three things: a good image sensor, a fast lens, and a good image processor that can generate results. Performance can't be judged based on specifications alone. We've selected cameras that exemplify these traits while offering good design and user-friendly controls for varying degrees of experience.

            To find the best ultra compact cameras for low light photos, we looked for models that produce clean and vivid images at high-ISO settings, ensuring consistent results regardless of conditions. This happens thanks to a quality sensor capable of capturing detailed images, paired with a fast lens and a good image processor that can filter out noise and clean up the end result.

            All of the following cameras offer both automatic and manual controls, allowing the user to take full control or allow the camera to assist as much as possible in getting the shot. Finally, beyond just looking for cameras with excellent low light capabilities, we ensured that each of our picks offers well-rounded performance, including snappy responses and user-friendly design. This allows for a minimal learning curve and fast performance that can meet the demands of capturing a variety of situations.

            Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)

            If you’re looking for a camera that excels at almost anything you can throw at it, the FujiFilm X100T is a great option. This camera delivers reliable results in a wide range of conditions and offers multiple useful features, such as its hybrid viewfinder and silent electronic shutter. Fast, versatile, and well-made, this retro-styled camera is an excellent overall choice. Read Full Review

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              Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Digital Camera

              The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II offers a compelling blend of simple controls that are easy to use with advanced manual controls, making it a good choice for beginners and enthusiasts alike. The G1 X Mark II uses a large 1.5-inch, 12.9-megapixel sensor and a new autofocus system. Although this camera can be a bit slow at times, it offers solid overall performance and produces good image quality, even in low light. Read Full Review

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                Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Digital Camera

                Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is one of the best advanced compact cameras around, offering quick performance and good results in all light conditions. This camera uses a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and offers features such as 4K video capture (and a mode to extract 4K stil images) and built-in WiFi. While this camera is not the ideal choice for beginner photographers, it offers an excellent combination of performance, features, and design. Read Full Review

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                  Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                  Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera

                  While the Sony Alpha a6000 might not be the best in class when it comes to low light performance, its excellent performance and value overall make it a good choice for those who want a well-rounded option. Continuous shooting is where this ergonomic and versatile camera stands out, with the ability to shoot continuous at 11 frames per second. This camera is a good choice for those who want fast continuous shooting without the bulk of a DSLR. Read Full Review

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                    Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera

                    Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

                    This versatile camera offers excellent image and video quality in low light and in general, thanks in part to its large one-inch sensor. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III might not be the most affordable camera or offer the longest battery life in its class, but it offers well-rounded performance that makes it an excellent overall choice. Read Full Review

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                      Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

                      Best Travel Zoom Camera:

                      These compact ultra zoom cameras pack at least a 20x optical zoom lens into a relatively small, pocketable body. Our picks are ideal for travel and every day use - with lots of zoom and performance in a very portable package - and are sure to satisfy both beginners and advanced photographers. We've also ensured that each of the following picks offers, beyond a minimum of a 20x zoom lens, snappy enough performance to catch all the unexpected scenes that are sure to happen while traveling and in daily life; this means both a relatively short wait to have the camera turned on and ready to take pictures, as well as fast shooting. Finally, all of the following picks offer enough features (these vary for each camera, ranging from built-in WiFi to dedicated selfie-taking modes) and shooting options (such as at least basic manual controls) to meet the needs of both beginners and more experienced photographers.

                      Panasonic DMC-ZS50K LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder

                      Designed to be a travel zoom camera, the Panasonic DMC-ZS50 exemplifies this category very well. This camera offers a 30x zoom lens and excellent performance all-around, including in low light conditions. While the DMC-ZS50 isn’t cheap, its performance and features make it good value.
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                        Panasonic DMC-ZS50K LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder

                        Olympus SH-2 16 MP Digital Camera

                        If you’re looking for a travel zoom camera that maintains a high level of performance in low light, the Olympus SH-2 may be a good choice. While not a drastic update over the SH-1, Olympus has focused primarily on low light performance with this latest model. Combined with fast performance all-around and useful features, this is an excellent camera despite offering relatively less zoom than the competition (24x).
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                          Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

                          Although the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is far from perfect, it offers a compelling blend of features, performance, and portability that make it an excellent choice for a travel zoom camera. This camera uses a 30x zoom lens, and while its image quality suffers somewhat in low light, performance is snappy and both video and pictures are very good overall. Read Full Review

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                            Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

                            Canon PowerShot SX280 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera

                            The PowerShot SX280 HS is a travel zoom camera that produces excellent photo and video quality for its class, and boasts responsive performance all around. With its only major flaw being the battery life (although some may find its 20x zoom lens to be unimpressive compared to the competition), this is an excellent travel zoom camera for any level of photographer. Read Full Review

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                              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera

                              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

                              While the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 may not be what one thinks of when they think of a travel zoom camera, it offers a 21x zoom lens and very good all-around performance. Someone seeking a more traditional camera will likely not find the price to be justifiable, but those who find the additional functionality and connectivity appealing may be interested. With Android 4.3 bringing the ability to have a multitude of apps on your camera, this versatile camera may be a good choice for those seeking to remain connected as much as possible while traveling. Read Full Review

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                                Best Digital Compact Camera for Wildlife, Sports and Action Photography:

                                Shooting fast action close-up shots usually requires at minimum a semi-pro level DSLR camera, but sometimes it simply isn't practical to spend over $3000 for a heavy setup that is rather travel-unfriendly. The top picks below have been chosen primarily based on their snappy performance (relative to a typical point and shoot camera), allowing them to easily keep up with the demands of action photography. We’ve also ensured that each of the following picks are relatively compact and lightweight, allowing them to be more portable than the typical DSLR; a top-notch camera isn’t doing you much good if you can never have it on-hand when there’s something to capture. Finally, we also looked for the cameras that best exhibit user-friendliness and excellent image quality in their class. While all the cameras here are compromises, they are at the top of the “compact” class for high-action photography.

                                Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera

                                As Sony’s follow up to the excellent NEX-6, the a6000 has large shoes to fill. Improvements to the autofocus system and image processor have resulted in a great bump in performance over its predecessor, while maintaining the compact size and ease-of-use that made the NEX-6 so popular. Producing excellent quality images in a variety of conditions, this is a top-notch camera for those looking to bridge the gap between a point and shoot and a DSLR. Read Full Review

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                                  Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera

                                  Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

                                  The snappy performance of the Panasonic DMC-GF7 helps to make it especially well-suited to keeping up with the demands of wildlife, sports, and action photography. Also lightweight and compact so you can always have it on hand to catch the action, this versatile camera delivers excellent quality images and video in a wide range of conditions. Read Full Review

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                                    Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

                                    Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Digital Camera

                                    Although somewhat held back by short battery life, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an excellent option for those seeking a camera that can keep up with the demands of action photography, thanks largely to its snappy autofocus performance (although the camera can be somewhat sluggish otherwise). This camera is well-suited to both beginners and more advanced photographers. Read Full Review

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                                      Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                                      Although Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX100 has somewhat of a steep learning curve for beginners, this excellent camera offers a well-rounded blend of performance and features. This camera produces excellent images in a variety of conditions, while its performance is quick enough to keep up with the demands of action photography. Read Full Review

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                                        Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera

                                        Speed and performance are essential in a camera to be used for photographing wildlife or sports. The Canon PowerShot S120 increases both over the previous model, the S110, and packs all that punch into a tiny little body. Combined with improved connectivity, the S120 is a great choice for any kind of photography. Read Full Review

                                        Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera

                                        Best Ultra Compact Digital Camera:

                                        The newest compact cameras are small and slim enough to fit comfortably in your pocket, while still maintaining a high level of image quality and performance. Chosen primarily for their tiny size without compromising performance and results, if you plan to carry your camera everywhere you go, these five ultra compact digital cameras should be at the top of your list.

                                        We ensured that these cameras are quick enough that you can always get the shot, as well as being capable of producing good image quality for their class. Image quality, as applicable to our picks and to cameras in general, is defined by accurate colors and sharpness in a variety of conditions; low light performance is most commonly what suffers the most in the smaller and more affordable cameras.

                                        Although none of these cameras are going to be able to produce award-winning images or videos in terms of technical quality, they offer the good all-around performance (images you can share with friends and family, as well as snappy performance) and the ease-of-use that most people expect from a point-and-shoot.

                                        While nearly all compact cameras have basic controls, they are not automatically easy to use, since the design of both the user interface and the physical controls themselves can vary widely. Their versatility and relative affordability make each of the following cameras an excellent choice for anyone seeking something portable and easy to use.

                                        Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (Black)

                                        The ELPH line of cameras has been popular for quite some time, thanks to its compelling combination of style, performance, and features - all at a reasonable price. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a strong continuation of this, delivering the kind of performance that showcases what a top-notch basic and affordable camera should be like. This camera uses a 20-megapixel sensor and 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, and offers good overall image and video quality.
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                                          Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera

                                          The Canon PowerShot S120 earns its spot on this list for not only being an excellent general purpose compact camera, but for being the thinnest camera available with an f/1.8 lens. Tons of performance is packed into its little body, including updated wireless connectivity so you can share your pictures from pretty much anywhere. Read Full Review

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                                            Canon PowerShot A4000IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera

                                            Showing their continuing leadership when it comes to compact cameras, Canon's A4000 IS offers a compelling case for a camera not only compact in size - but price as well. Standing out from the competition with a metal (rather than plastic) body, 8x zoom with optical image stabilization, and solid image quality, this ultra compact camera demonstrates that good things can come in very small packages. Read Full Review

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                                              Canon PowerShot A4000IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera

                                              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830

                                              If you don’t need features such as built-in WiFi, the affordability and simplicity of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830 may be quite appealing to you. Video recording maxes out at 720p, but the camera's 20-megapixel sensor and 8x zoom lens deliver good picture quality for its class. This basic camera is small enough to easily fit into most pockets, while offering solid image quality and performance overall. Read Full Review

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                                                Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830

                                                Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800

                                                The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800 is not only extremely compact and lightweight, but also very affordable. This camera offers a 20-megapixel sensor and 5x zoom lens, but lacks image stabilization and 1080p video capture. This basic camera might not be a top-performer, but it offers solid basic performance while being extremely easy to use. Read Full Review

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                                                  Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800

                                                  Best Ultra Zoom Digital Camera:

                                                  Digital compact cameras with long zoom ranges provide great versatility, allowing you to capture everything from outdoor landscapes to extreme close-ups without moving your feet. Our top picks, equipped with at least 24x optical zoom (with the majority offering 50x or above), they’re capable of producing excellent images with a minimum of a 16-megapixel image resolution.

                                                  All of the following ultra zoom cameras are also capable of producing at least solid video quality; while most point-and-shoot cameras aren’t ideal for more than casual use, all of these cameras will easily capture good quality footage for home viewing with a minimum 1080/60p video recording capabilities.

                                                  It’s important to remember while these cameras might look similar to DSLRs, they are in fact more similar to point-and-shoot cameras, and their performance should be judged accordingly; don’t expect any of these cameras to excel at producing images that can be enlarged and cropped. However, each of these cameras is very well suited to general purpose use and even traveling, thanks to their relatively compact size, long zoom, and easy to use controls and features.

                                                  Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

                                                  If you’re not expecting a bridge camera to be capable of performing like a DSLR, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS offers excellent performance and image quality. This ultra zoom camera has a 65x zoom lens with plenty of features that allow all experience levels to get the most out of the camera, including a full range of options for shooting in automatic or manual modes. Read Full Review

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                                                    Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

                                                    Sony HX400V/B 20.4 MP Digital Camera

                                                    If you’re looking for an advanced point-and-shoot camera offering a long zoom lens, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V/B should be a strong contender. This camera may offer only minor upgrades over its excellent predecessor, the HX300/B, but the small improvements to connectivity, performance, and usability have allowed the HX400V/B to maintain Sony’s position as a leader in this category. These include the ability to convert photos to 4K resolution, an improved user interface, and improved zoom capabilities. Read Full Review

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                                                      Sony HX400V/B 20.4 MP Digital Camera

                                                      Fujifilm FinePix S1 16 MP Digital Camera

                                                      If you’re looking for a weather-resistant ultra zoom camera, the FujiFilm FinePix S1 is pretty much your only choice. A 50x zoom lens, 16-megapixel sensor, and excellent build quality contribute to an all-around solid product. Although image quality might not be class-leading, the rest of the camera is excellent and well worth consideration. Read Full Review

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                                                        Fujifilm FinePix S1 16 MP Digital Camera

                                                        Olympus Stylus SP-100 IHS 16 MP Digital Camera

                                                        Although the Olympus Stylus SP-100 lacks several features that competing models have (such as WiFi and a tilting screen), its unique dot sight tracking system allows it to stand out. Performance is solid, with the camera using a 50x zoom lens and 16-megapixel sensor; this camera is also decently quick. For those focused on getting the most out of their zoom camera without the frills, this is an excellent choice. Read Full Review

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                                                          Olympus Stylus SP-100 IHS 16 MP Digital Camera

                                                          Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX200 Compact Digital Camera

                                                          With its 24x zoom lens and great image stabilization, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a fantastic option for the enthusiast seeking lots of zoom in a compact and easy-to-use package. With fast performance and good results in a wide range of situations, the FZ200 is well suited to those who want large amounts of zoom in a general purpose compact camera. Read Full Review

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                                                            Best Cheap Digital Camera:

                                                            You don't need to spend an arm and a leg to get a good compact digital camera; with the exception of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, each of the following cameras costs around or under $100 at most major retailers.

                                                            Buyers in this range can expect a high-resolution digital camera equipped with a 5x - 12x optical zoom lens that, while not suited for specialized uses such as wildlife photography, is plenty for most day-to-day situations. You can also expect good overall image quality, which refers to image clarity and color accuracy; although these cameras likely won't produce images that can be cropped and enlarged with professional-quality results, they are a great choice for casual use such as sharing images with family and friends.

                                                            The following cheap digital cameras are also well-suited for beginners thanks to their well-designed controls and automatic modes; this allows users to be able to simply pick up the camera, point it, and shoot decent quality images without having extensive prior knowledge or experience. While most cheap cameras are basic, basic design and controls can be deceptively difficult to use when not designed to be ergonomic and user-friendly; each of the following cameras is designed with the user in mind, making them easy to use.

                                                            Canon PowerShot A4000IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera

                                                            The Canon A4000 IS is one of the few super-affordable cameras that sports a metal body rather than a plastic one, making it feel higher quality in your hands. This camera offers a 16-megapixel sensor and 8x zoom with optical image stabilization. Very compact in size, the A4000 IS offers solid performance and image quality for an extremely low price. Read Full Review

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                                                              Canon PowerShot A4000IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera

                                                              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830

                                                              Like most budget-friendly cameras, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830 won’t deliver top-quality images. However, if you’re seeking a basic and affordable camera that offers solid all-around performance, this is a good choice. This camera offers a 20-megapixel sensor and 8x zoom lens, delivering solid picture quality.
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                                                                Canon PowerShot A1400 16.0 MP Digital Camera

                                                                While everyone in the photography world seems to run around talking about bigger and better performance, sometimes it can be forgotten that not everyone wants to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for a professional camera that they don't need. For those looking for a very cheap and basic camera that takes great looking pictures, there are options such as the Canon PowerShot A1400. This camera offers a 16-megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom, and has simple controls that make it a good choice for a beginner photographer. Read Full Review

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                                                                  Canon PowerShot A1400 16.0 MP Digital Camera

                                                                  Sony W800 20 MP Digital Camera

                                                                  If you are primarily looking for a cheap and basic camera, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-800 is a decent option; a 20-megapixel sensor and 5x zoom lens are fairly standard for this class. This compact and lightweight camera won’t produce award-winning images, but offers the ease-of-use and affordability that can allow for a beginner photographer to practice or simply having a backup camera that’s relatively inexpensive to replace should it be damaged. Read Full Review

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                                                                    Sony W800 20 MP Digital Camera

                                                                    Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (Black)

                                                                    Although the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a bit pricey, it earns its spot thanks to its excellent performance and well-rounded feature set. A 20-megapixel sensor, 12x zoom lens, and burst shooting capabilities bump the performance of this camera slightly higher than most of the other picks on this list. This camera might not be quite as cheap, but it offers one of the best overall packages for the money. Read Full Review

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                                                                      Best Micro Four Thirds Camera:

                                                                      The Micro Four Thirds standard originally began as a joint venture between Olympus and Panasonic, aiming to fill the void between compact point-and-shoot cameras and interchangeable lens DSLRs. The results have been a mixed bag, though recent offerings have hit the bulls-eye in terms of performance, features and value you get for your money.

                                                                      Our top Micro Four Thirds picks represent the best in terms of overall real-world results, as seen in their excellent image quality and snappy performance. They also offer tremendous versatility and flexibility due to the nature of their design, allowing for the option of switching out the lens, and maintaining the performance of a more expensive and larger camera in a relatively compact, lightweight body.

                                                                      While not every pick is ideal for a beginner-level photographer, each of our Micro Four Thirds picks is user-friendly, thanks to well laid-out controls and menus. Price varies, but each of the following cameras offers good value for money thanks to their compelling blend of performance, design, and features available at each price point.

                                                                      Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)

                                                                      Although the differences may not be easy to spot at first glance, Olympus has performed multiple updates to the OM-D E-M5 Mark II while maintaining the performance and charm that made the original so appealing. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a redesigned grip and controls, as well as an updated EVF, shutter, and the inclusion of many features such as built-in WiFi. This versatile and compact camera performs very well and produced excellent image quality while being simple to use. Read Full Review

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                                                                        Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)

                                                                        Panasonic DMC-G5 16MP SLR Camera

                                                                        The Panasonic DMC-GM5 makes use of its mirrors technology, packing a tremendous amount of performance into a body barely larger than a deck of cards. This camera is suited for beginners and more advanced photographers alike, although it’s relatively high price may put some buyers off. Built-in WiFi, multiple photo editing options, and a Snap Movie feature all serve those who wish to have quick and easy options for sharing images and video to social media, while excellent overall performance will please all photographers from novice to expert. Read Full Review

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                                                                          Panasonic DMC-G5 16MP SLR Camera

                                                                          Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

                                                                          The Panasonic DMC-GF7 is an excellent choice for those seeking an entry level interchangeable lens camera. Like many manufacturers have been doing lately, Panasonic has chosen to include several selfie taking features, including the ability to tilt the screen so you can see yourself while taking a picture. Image and video quality are excellent, including in low light conditions. Read Full Review

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                                                                            Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

                                                                            Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video

                                                                            While the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is an excellent all-around camera, its focus on video capture may make it a somewhat less suitable choice for those who are interested primarily in taking images. Although this camera offers excellent performance and image quality, it may not be worth it to pay for all the video capabilities without the intent of using them. This camera includes the ability to take 4K video, has multiple options for improving audio quality, and is easy to use while being compact and having a weather-proof body. Read Full Review

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                                                                              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video

                                                                              Olympus E-PL7 16MP Mirrorless Digital Camera

                                                                              For those seeking either their first interchangeable lens camera or a suitable alternative to an advanced compact camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a great option. This camera shares some of its technology with the OM-D E-M10, resulting in very good image quality. Performance overall is solid, although this camera is not best-suited for action photography. If you’re looking for a compact, stylish, and relatively affordable Micro Four Thirds camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a good choice. Read Full Review

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                                                                                Best Advanced Compact Digital Camera:

                                                                                We’ve selected some of the best digital compact camera for advanced photographers based primarily on their excellent image quality. These cameras offer some of the best that this class of camera is capable of, producing clear and accurate photos with a minimum of a 12-megapixel resolution. They also provide full HD video recording capabilities such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 offering 4K video capture.

                                                                                All of our picks also offer very good results in low light, something which lower-end compact cameras tend to struggle with. We’ve also ensured all of the following cameras have customization options and manual controls above what a typical point-and-shoot will offer, allowing the experienced photographer more control.

                                                                                Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)

                                                                                When it comes to versatility and overall competency, the FujiFilm X100T is a clear leader. Don’t let this camera’s retro styling fool you, as underneath its exterior it is fully modern. This camera uses the same 16-megapixel sensor and fixed lens as its predecessor, the X100S. It combines the best in fast performance, excellent images in a wide range of conditions, and an ergonomic and user-friendly design. Read Full Review

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                                                                                  Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)

                                                                                  Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                                                                                  This camera isn’t as suited for a beginner photographer due to its user interface and full range of manual controls, but is one of the best advanced compact cameras currently available. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 offers quick performance and good photo and video quality in all conditions; this camera offers 4K video capture for those wanting to take their video quality to the next level. Read Full Review

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                                                                                    Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                                                                                    Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

                                                                                    The Canon PowerShot G7 X combines ease-of-use with the photo quality of a more advanced compact camera. Although this camera is not the fastest performer and is somewhat lacking when it comes to connectivity, it offers excellent photo quality and very good video quality for its class; this is thanks in part to its large one-inch, 20.2-megapixel sensor. Read Full Review

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                                                                                      Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

                                                                                      Canon PowerShot G16 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera

                                                                                      The Canon PowerShot G16 represents an incremental update of the long-running PowerShot G-series, adding modern-day features such as built-in WiFi and 1080/60p video capture. The new Digic 6 image processor improves overall speed, and the fast lens (shared with its predecessor) and bevy of manual controls ensures exceptional performance. Read Full Review

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                                                                                        Canon PowerShot G16 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera

                                                                                        Sony DSC-RX100 Compact Digital Camera

                                                                                        If you’re looking for a camera that does very well in low light conditions, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III may be a good option. This versatile camera delivers excellent video and image quality while being easy to use; low light performance is especially good, and its one-inch sensor is large for this class. Although battery life could be better, this is a great overall choice for an advanced compact camera. Read Full Review

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                                                                                          Sony DSC-RX100 Compact Digital Camera

                                                                                          Best Camera for Video:

                                                                                          While video capabilities are nothing new to point and shoot cameras, the latest models offer performance to rival that of professional cameras from years past. Today, even simple compact cameras offer full HD capture, with many now incorporating 4K capture as well. Beyond being able to take video in at least 1080p HD, we looked for cameras that have good image stabilization, making it easier to get a clear and good quality image in a variety of conditions. Although not all of the following cameras offer this, if you’re seeking better control over audio input, be sure to look for a camera with a hot shoe or other external mic input; for example, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is an excellent choice. However, all of the following cameras offer, at minimum, quality built-in microphones that capture stereo audio.

                                                                                          Looking for a dSLR with excellent video capabilities? Be sure to check out list of best dSLRs for video.

                                                                                          Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video

                                                                                          While the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 offers excellent all-around performance, it stands out especially for its video capabilities. This interchangeable lens camera delivers tremendous versatility with both a hot shoe and an external mic input, while numerous upgrades make it a substantially better performer than its predecessor. As one of the early compact system cameras to incorporate 4K video, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is one of the top choices currently available. Read Full Review

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                                                                                            Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video

                                                                                            Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

                                                                                            Like many cameras, the Canon PowerShot G7X, lacks support for extensive audio input control. However, the versatility and performance of this camera make it a great choice for vloggers and advanced users looking for a camera offering excellent image and video quality while remaining compact and simple to use. While performance does tend to be a bit on the slow side, the Canon PowerShot G7X is an excellent-all around choice for those seeking an advanced compact with superior video capture capabilities. Read Full Review

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                                                                                              Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

                                                                                              Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

                                                                                              If you’re looking for an entry level compact interchangeable lens camera, the Panasonic DMC-GF7 is an excellent choice. While this camera lacks a hot shoe for the connectivity that is required for a more professional level, the simplicity and versatility of this camera make it a top-notch choice for vloggers and casual photographers/videographers alike. The DMC-GF7 even includes features to make taking selfies easier, and offers good all-around performance in a wide variety of situations. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

                                                                                                Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                                                                                                The lack of support for adding an external mic makes the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 perhaps not the best choice for more professional applications. However, 4K video capture and excellent all-around performance (especially in low light) make it an outstanding option for those who don’t need the added control over audio. This camera is not the easiest (nor cheapest) for beginners to use, making it best-suited for intermediate-level photographers who want a compact accompaniment to their larger DSLR. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                  Panasonic LUMIX LX100 12.8 MP Point and Shoot Camera

                                                                                                  Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300/B 20 MP Digital Camera

                                                                                                  If you're looking for a compact digital camera that can take excellent video, consider the Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX300/B. The previous model, the HX200V, was already a very competent camera when it comes to video, and the HX300/B builds upon that with several updates such as a new lens that brings with it better autofocus, image stabilization, and 50x optical zoom. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300/B 20 MP Digital Camera

                                                                                                    Best Waterproof Camera:

                                                                                                    Waterproof digital cameras cater to a very specific niche of adventurous photographers who need a tough camera; these are units which will readily dive with you, and take quality photographs that capture breathtaking sights and moments beneath the surface of the water. These cameras are generally more expensive than their standard counterparts, and offer very little in terms of increased performance or features, save for the key component of sealed electronics. The higher price reflects the fact that these tough cameras can take a beating and keep going, all without requiring an external sealed case to do their job.

                                                                                                    The cameras below were chosen for their toughness first and foremost, although a certain degree of ruggedness is to be expected from a waterproof camera, we’ve chosen the ones that best demonstrate this trait, allowing these cameras to be put through a tremendous amount of punishment. We’ve also considered their overall performance and the image and video quality they produce, ensuring that you won’t miss the chance to share the moment due to an overly sluggish camera or a poor quality photo. Finally, we looked at features and although features vary from camera to camera, each of the following cameras includes feature that enhance the experience; these can include everything from built-in WiFi and GPS to microscope modes to allow for macro photography.

                                                                                                    Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera

                                                                                                    Despite being quite expensive, the Olympus TG-4 is arguably the best rugged compact camera currently available. With a tough exterior almost identical to its predecessor, the TG-4 sets itself apart thanks to the addition of a few key features. These include RAW capture capability, AF target selection, and several excellent modes such as a Microscope mode. Read Full Review

                                                                                                    Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera

                                                                                                    Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera, Blue

                                                                                                    The Canon PowerShot D30 is the best choice if you’re planning on doing deep diving, thanks an ability to submerge up to 82 feet underwater. While the PowerShot D30 does rely on somewhat older technology, it delivers images that are easily good enough for casual photography, along with being extremely rugged and easy to use. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                      Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera, Blue

                                                                                                      Pentax WG-4 GPS Digital Camera

                                                                                                      Although the Pentax WG-4 GPS is a bit on the pricey side, this tough camera is easy to use and can handle a variety of extreme conditions. Image quality is solid for a waterproof camera, and useful features such as a microscope setting allow for added versatility. The lack of built-in WiFi is perhaps the biggest downside to this camera, although it does include built-in GPS. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                        Pentax WG-4 GPS Digital Camera

                                                                                                        Panasonic DMC-TS6Z LUMIX WiFi Enabled Tough Adventure Camera

                                                                                                        Combining the ability to take good quality images and video with a rugged and waterproof body, the Panasonic DMC-TS6 is a great camera to have on hand in conditions when a typical point and shoot might get damaged. Although this camera has a few flaws, its excellent battery life and built-in WiFi and GPS make it a good choice to have when on vacation. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                          Panasonic DMC-TS6Z LUMIX WiFi Enabled Tough Adventure Camera

                                                                                                          Sony DSC-TX30/B 18 MP Digital Camera

                                                                                                          The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 is much more stylish than the rest of the cameras in its class. The TX30 is very rugged, but it’s designed to be better suited for use where it may get wet or be dropped, as opposed to being used extensively underwater or in rough situations. Read Full Review

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                                                                                                            Digital Camera Buyer's Guide

                                                                                                            Digital cameras can be one of the more complex electronic products on your shopping list. There are a multitude of models to choose from as well as varying types ranging from your basic point-and-shoot cameras to technically D-SLRs intended for professional use. Figuring out the type you want can quickly become a complex decision making process, especially if you’re unsure as to what is going to best meet your needs. Fortunately, this buyer’s guide outlines the main types of digital cameras to consider when shopping, and we've provided a simple breakdown below to help you decide which type of camera is best matched to your experience level and budget.

                                                                                                            Camera Types

                                                                                                            Point-and-shoot
                                                                                                            Also referred to as compact cameras, the point-and-shoot style digital camera is extremely popular amongst users who want a simple method of taking photographs without having to fuss over a heavy, complicated device.

                                                                                                            Point-and-shoot cameras offer easy, user-friendly operation which requires the user to point the camera at the subject and press the shutter release button to shoot the picture. Within the point-and-shoot category, there are different classifications:

                                                                                                            Entry-level - Featuring less complex feature lists and intuitive, straightforward operation, entry-level point-and-shoot cameras are aimed at casual users who have little to no knowledge of photography and simply want an easy-to-use device to take care of providing the best shot possible.

                                                                                                            Enthusiast - Some photographers want better image quality and more control over their tools without having to lug around a heavy dSLR. Manufacturers offer enthusiast models to cater specifically to this crowd. Enthusiast compacts usually feature brighter lenses, larger image sensors, and elevated performance which makes them better suited for those who know what they're doing with a camera.

                                                                                                            Ultra Zoom - A digital SLR is undoubtedly the champion of long-range photography, but it's not always practical to bring heavy and expensive zoom lenses when traveling to unfamiliar areas. An ultra zoom digital camera offers the longer zoom ranges that specialty dSLR lenses can, but feature fixed lenses and a smaller image processor in exchange for a much lower price and smaller footprint. If you think of these as standard point-and-shoot cameras with extended zoom capabilities, you're not too far off.

                                                                                                            Travel Zoom - Though they may be pocketable like standard compact cameras, travel zoom cameras pack long-range zoom lenses that allow photography from a considerable distance. These cameras are the best option if you need to travel but would rather not carry a bulky dSLR or even an ultra-zoom.

                                                                                                            Rugged - Unique to the point-and-shoot category is the rugged digital camera which is specifically designed to withstand impacts from drops, and can even go underwater to a certain depth. Rugged digital cameras are the best choice if you need to take pictures in an environment where a normal camera would sustain damage and stop working. Whether you're at the beach often or like exploring rough terrain, these cameras shrug off being battered while still providing decent picture quality.

                                                                                                            Digital SLR
                                                                                                            The Single Lens Reflex camera has long been a favorite amongst serious photographers due to the inherent advantages baked into the design.

                                                                                                            Entry-level/Beginner - Because manufacturers like to target photographers who want to move up from point-and-shoot models, entry-level dSLRs offer more basic feature sets and focus on ease of use. These dSLR cameras have various automatic modes and tutorials built in, which is an attempt to make the upgrade less intimidating.

                                                                                                            Virtually all beginner dSLRs feature polycarbonate body construction and smaller APS-C image sensors. Image quality is noticeably higher than even enthusiast point-and-shoot models, and even the most affordable entry-level dSLRs can accept a broad range of lenses. Keep in mind, however, that manufacturers like to strip features and performance in order to obtain an edge in pricing.

                                                                                                            Enthusiast/Advanced - For photographers possessing more technical skills, the enthusiast or advanced dSLR is the best platform. Although many dSLRs in this category were previously equipped with smaller APS-C sensors, manufacturers have started to offer models equipped with full-frame sensors as well. All offer fine-tune manual controls and better image quality than entry-level dSLRs.

                                                                                                            You'll also find features like dual memory card slots and remote flash capability. Some models have polycarbonate bodies, but more common amongst advanced dSLRs are weather-sealed alloy frames which feel decidedly more serious. Unlike professional dSLRs, however, cameras in this class are still relatively easy to use and don't carry shocking price tags.

                                                                                                            Semi-Pro/Professional - For people who make a living through high-end photography, a professional dSLR is the only option. These cameras are instantly recognizable by their larger body sizes which house full-frame image sensors and more prominent controls. The biggest difference between semi-pro cameras and professional cameras is the body size as not everyone is interested in carrying around a 3-pound dSLR with a bulky vertical grip.

                                                                                                            Professional-caliber dSLR cameras place extra emphasis on image quality, and feature controls designed specifically to make fast shooting as streamlined as possible. Professional dSLRs are prohibitively expensive for casual consumers, making them an unrealistic option for all but the most dedicated photographers.

                                                                                                            Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
                                                                                                            What was once an odd challenge to the traditional dSLR format has evolved into a diverse market filled with options to cater to every niche. Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (often referred to as simply “mirrorless cameras”) retain the ability to accept a wide variety of different lenses, but eliminate the bulk and mass associated with dSLRs.

                                                                                                            Micro Four-Thirds
                                                                                                            Developed by Olympus and Panasonic, the Micro Four-Thirds system refers to the size of the image sensor used in these cameras. Micro Four-Thirds cameras range in size, but all are significantly more compact than their direct rivals while still offering a full range of interchangeable lenses. On a separate note, Olympus continues to offer traditional dSLRs equipped with Micro Four-Thirds sensors.

                                                                                                            Nikon 1
                                                                                                            Rather than attempt to compete with dSLRs (and cannibalize sales of its own products), Nikon developed the unique Nikon 1 system pairing a newly-designed lens mount with a smaller Nikon CX lens. This series now encompasses a range of bodies and lenses, from the compact S/J models to the more enthusiast-oriented V models.

                                                                                                            Performance

                                                                                                            Nobody likes a sluggish camera, especially if the unresponsiveness of the system causes the user to miss an important shot.

                                                                                                            Power on Time
                                                                                                            How quickly does the camera go from fully powered off to ready to take pictures? While this may seem largely irrelevant at first, there are instances where you want your camera to instantly be available to start shooting. A good camera should be able to do this in well under a second.

                                                                                                            Shot-to-Shot Times
                                                                                                            For fast-moving subjects, shot-to-shot times are extremely important. A faster camera will be able to capture more of the action, while a slower system can quickly become frustrating due to its inability to keep up. Digital SLRs (and an increasing number of compacts) offer 'burst' shooting or 'continuous drive', which can range from 2 frames per second to more than 10. Most cameras are limited by the size of their buffer, though - don't expect to be able to shoot at this accelerated speed indefinitely.

                                                                                                            Autofocus
                                                                                                            Autofocus is one of those things that a camera is either good at or isn't. Obviously, you want to pick a camera that performs this operation quickly and effectively. Generally, point-and-shoot cameras are noticeably slower than dSLRs when it comes to autofocus speed.

                                                                                                            One thing to note is when you’re considering lenses for dSLRs, remember not all lens/camera combos support autofocus. Lower-end Nikon dSLR bodies do not have autofocus motors, and no Canon dSLR body is equipped with one. This is not a problem with lenses which feature built-in autofocus motors, but using a lens without the motor will require manual focusing.

                                                                                                            Image quality

                                                                                                            Megapixels
                                                                                                            The maximum resolution of a camera's image sensor is stated in a megapixel count. 1 megapixel refers to one million pixels, and a higher megapixel count increases the size of the image. However, more megapixels will not automatically provide superior image quality. If the image sensor is not sized appropriately, bumping up the megapixel count will introduce noise and hamper low-light performance.

                                                                                                            Size of Image Sensor
                                                                                                            One of the most important aspects of a digital camera is the size of the image sensor used. This is why an 8-megapixel camera on a smartphone will never produce images that look as good as a point-and-shoot camera which offers the same 8-megapixel resolution.

                                                                                                            A general rule is that larger image sensors provide better picture quality, but other factors such as sensor quality, placement, lens/optics, and image processing will affect the overall outcome. Larger image sensors perform better in low-light environments, and minimize noise in all conditions.

                                                                                                            Point-and-shoot/compact cameras generally use small image sensors (with a few notable exceptions), which is mandated by the smaller physical size of the camera itself. Digital SLR cameras use larger image sensors, with entry-level models using APS-C sensors while semi-pro/professional models feature full-frame sensors.

                                                                                                            Mirrorless camera image sensors tend to fall somewhere in between the two. They're sually not as large as standard dSLR image sensors, but significantly larger than what most point-and-shoot cameras house behind their lens.

                                                                                                            Noise Reduction
                                                                                                            The term “noise” describes the grainy appearance that digital photographs sometimes exhibit. All cameras attempt to compensate for this by introducing noise reduction, which is the image processor's attempt to correct for the visible effect that 'noise' has on the photo. While noise detracts from overall image quality, heavy-handed noise reduction can also impact image quality by reducing detail.

                                                                                                            Features

                                                                                                            Although all digital cameras perform the basic task of taking pictures of a desired subject, some come with more features than others. This goes for point-and-shoot models as well as dSLRs.

                                                                                                            Video Modes
                                                                                                            Virtually every digital camera sold today offers some sort of video capture mode. More desirable among these are the cameras that offer HD video capture, though be sure to find out the various resolutions and frame rates specified by the manufacturer. 720p is common, as is 1080i. Be careful not to confuse the latter with 1080p, which represents much higher quality video.

                                                                                                            Effects
                                                                                                            Some digital cameras offer the user the ability to add 'effects' to the image, including various 'filter' or lens distortion simulations. This is more of a novelty than a real feature, though creative photographers will appreciate the fact that built-in effects can reduce the amount of effort to produce unique-looking pictures.

                                                                                                            GPS
                                                                                                            Usually found on the consumer end of the market, built-in GPS functionality allows the camera to add geotag information to the picture. This little tag records the precise GPS-verified location of where the picture was taken, which is handy for sharing vacations or special moments with friends and family.

                                                                                                            Touchscreen
                                                                                                            Every digital camera offers a rear-mounted screen which is used to display information or act as a viewfinder of sorts. Some higher-end and beginner-friendly cameras feature touchscreen controls, moving the interface to the screen as opposed to relying on dedicated buttons. Though advanced photographers may not like touchscreen interfaces, certain cameras offer selectable focus points by tapping the corresponding location on the touchscreen.

                                                                                                            Hot Shoe
                                                                                                            Don't expect to find a hot shoe installed on entry-level point-and-shoot cameras. This is a feature reserved for cameras with more advanced feature sets and capabilities, and allows the user to connect various accessories such as external flash units, microphones, and add-on viewfinders. If you're serious about expanding your photography skills, definitely look into a camera equipped with a hot shoe.

                                                                                                            Live View Mode (dSLR only)
                                                                                                            Although all point-and-shoot cameras can display the image that the sensor sees directly on the screen, this is a trickier proposition for dSLRs. Due to the way these cameras are designed, switching on live view limits a dSLR's autofocus abilities and often introduce sluggish performance. Live view is also the only way to see what is being captured when using a dSLR in movie mode, as the mirror must be flipped out of the way to expose the image sensor (thus blocking off the optical viewfinder).

                                                                                                            Price/Value

                                                                                                            Digital cameras cover a wide range of prices, with the most affordable models available for as little as $80. High-end professional cameras can easily exceed the price of a new car, and that's before counting extra accessories or lenses. The most affordable digital cameras are basic point-and-shoot models, while digital SLR cameras are substantially more expensive.

                                                                                                            There is overlap between the point-and-shoot market and the dSLR market as manufacturers offer high-end or “advanced” compact models that are priced similarly to stripped-down, “low end” dSLRs designed primarily to appeal to amateur photographers. Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras also split the difference between point-and-shoot compacts and dSLRs, but offer their own unique attributes as well as disadvantages.

                                                                                                            For digital cameras, value takes on a whole new meaning. While it is entirely possible to spend less than $100 on a new digital camera, this would be an absolute waste of money if you plan on shooting sports or other fast-moving subjects. Likewise, purchasing a $2,000 full-frame dSLR is just about pointless if you don't plan on learning the fine details of digital photography. In order to find true value for money, it’s important to assess exactly how the camera will be used before making a purchasing decision.

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                                                                                                            • Jim Schook Jim Schook

                                                                                                            I have a Sony a850 with Zeiss 24-70 lens. The lens is so limited that if it were not for the 25 meg I would have very little use for it.I need a camera that will have a little better wide angle, like 18 and up to 200mm. I shoot a lot in available light using a flash mostly for fill in.My interest is in portraits, family settings, deep woods, sports, and stars.I have researched a lot and grow confused with the types of CCD, CMOS and now I am seeing MOS. I am willing to go as high as $2,500 including bag, and matching flash. Suggestions?Jim

                                                                                                            Posted on 6/2/2011 8:37 am | Reply
                                                                                                            • susiec susiec

                                                                                                            I am looking for a small camera fairly inexpensive to just take normal pictures at a decent rate of speed.I have 2 cameras now and by the time i take a picture the subject is gone !. One is an older easy share and the other a Nikon--to slow between clics! Any suggestions?

                                                                                                            Posted on 1/16/2011 1:01 pm | Reply
                                                                                                            • jim johnson jim johnson

                                                                                                            the canon powershot is such a great camera for the price. You can not beat the price on this.

                                                                                                            Posted on 6/1/2009 10:25 pm | Reply