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CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Canon Debuts Top-Notch Entry-Level A3300 IS, Viewfinder-Equipped A1200

Canon had a low-key CES for new camera announcements, only debuting four A-series entry-level point-and-shoots. It may not have been as glamorous as some of the high-profile showings from Olympus or Samsung, but we'll bet that more folks end u...

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14 Ways To Improve Your Photography in 2014

With billions of images uploaded to the web every day, more people are taking pictures than ever before. But with more pictures, it's harder to stand-out. Set your images apart from the cell phone selfies clogging up your news feed and resolve...

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The Worst Cameras of 2010

We’re back, once again, with our annual Worst Cameras of the Year awards. Throughout the year, we hear from hundreds if not thousands of frustrated camera buyers, disappointed by their new shooter. Whether it’s poor performance, shoddy...

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Why Shop Online for Cameras? It's Cheaper!

While big box stores like Circuit City, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart have hundreds of locations, million dollar ad campaigns, and big corporate backing, they simply cannot compete with the Internet when it comes to finding the absolute best price...

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The Best Consumer Camera of 2010

The purpose of our Best Consumer Camera of 2010 poll, as we stated on the voting FAQ page, was to find the camera that would appeal to the most Digital Camera HQ readers, the compact point-and-shoot with the best combination of performance, featur...

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Don't Buy The Kodak EasyShare C813

In these tough economic times, consumers are searching for bargains wherever they can get them, but separating the good deals from the bad is not always easy. Digital Camera HQ would like to take this opportunity to point out an incredibly bad dea...

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Product Preview: New Samsung Cameras

Rumor mills are turning and leaks are trickling as the tech world gets ready for the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. We've heard whispers about a few exciting products, but a couple new cameras from Samsung piqued our interest the ...

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Digital Camera HQ Grades the Trends of 2010

Take a look at our "What's New" section and you'll see entries about loads of new products in the past few weeks. Heaps of them. We've seen literally dozens of announcements since the International Consumer Electronics Show i...

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Hunting For Holiday Digital Camera Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed us by, but we still have several weeks worth of holiday deal hunting to look forward to. There are plenty of ways to do your shopping, both online and in stores (we're flattered when you do it ...

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Buying A Digital SLR

Picking out a digital camera used to be simple. After all, there were fewer choices. You could buy a pocket-sized, easy-to-use compact camera, or an intimidating and expensive professional digital single-lens reflex model.But the market has change...

Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon S630 review by Michael Patrick BradyOlympus TOUGH 8000 review by Joseph Ben KeoughNikon L19 Review by Brenda ParoOlympus E-P1 Review by Michael Patrick BradyNikon L100 Review by Joseph Ben KeoughCanon D10 Review by Michael Patrick BradyPanas...

Best Pocket Digital Cameras

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Great New Pocket Cameras

8 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, face-detection auto focus, sensor-shift image stabilization, 2.5-inch LCDIt's always fun to keep an eye on Canon's stylish 'SD' series of ultracompacts. They're consistently crowd-pleasing cameras, and the SD1100 IS ...

Eight Pitfalls of Buying a Digital Camera

If you buy a digital camera from the wrong retailer, either online or off, you could end up spending hundreds of dollars too much, sacrificing your right to return a faulty product, or end up with an item not backed up by a manufacturer's warranty...

What's New in Digital Cameras

It's been a busy and exciting year for digital cameras. Just when you think they've done it all, out come the new models with all sorts of fancy features and shiny doodads. Throughout 2007 we've seen the steady upward creep of megapixels to 12 meg...

Trading In Your Digital Camera

With digital camera technology developing so rapidly, even last year’s cameras feel outdated. The latest and greatest advancements quickly become old news, leaving you to decide whether to settle for the older model or upgrade to the shiniest new ...

5 Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Digital Camera

As a salesperson, most customers I deal with try to buy a new digital camera the way I usually get stuck buying groceries: they're acting on impulse, and they haven't thought the decision through. They just want something, anything, and they want ...

Canon SD4500 Vs. Nikon S8100: CMOS Travel-Zoom Showdown

If you want a compact camera with a long zoom and decent low-light performance, the Canon SD4500 and Nikon S8100 are two of the most popular options at the moment. We do have full reviews of both models, which we encourage you to read, but the hea...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Samsung Unveils NX11 Mirrorless Update, Handful of Compact Zooms and DualViews

While the biggest camera companies debuted only point-and-shoots or no cameras at all during CES 2011, a few smaller players, including Samsung, broke out some bigger firepower at the Las Vegas Convention Center last weekend. Sammy's headliner was...

Build A Photo Studio For Free

Whether you’re showcasing your Etsy handicrafts, snapping portraits of the relatives, or cashing in on the stock-photo market, using a make-shift photo studio can improve your pictures. Several retailers sell home studio kits complete with backdro...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Fujifilm Teases X100 Advanced Compact (We Go Hands-on), Shows Latest EXR Lineup of Compact Zooms and Superzoom

In terms of sheer numbers, Fujifilm had the biggest showing at CES 2011. They unveiled 16 brand-new FinePix cameras, and teased the crowd with some X100 prototypes. The X100 is a serious piece of equipment, packing an APS-C CMOS sensor (that's the...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Casio Debuts Shapeshifting TRYX Hybrid Cam

Casio went all in at CES with the TRYX, a camera/camcorder hybrid with a unique rotating frame and LCD design. They're serious about this one: The Las Vegas Convention Center monorail station was covered in a TRYX poster, and the booth demos echoe...

Digital Photo Frame Shopping Guide

A digital frame the rarest of gifts, a sentimental gadget. You can load it up with pictures of you and your friends and family. And since the frames haven't been flying off the shelves this year, they're available at substantial discounts.Here are...

Nikon D700: Why I Went Full-Frame & Why You Don't Need To

A few weeks ago, I acquired a secondhand Nikon D700. This was my first step outside the somewhat insular world of Pentax dSLRs, and it felt like a momentous change for me. For a long time I’d felt like an outsider looking in on the “pro” tools res...

CES 2013: Mirrorless Digital Cameras

The mirrorless camera category is continuing to grow. They are a great balance between quality and size, offering large sensors and thus excellent images while not being nearly as large or heavy as traditional SLRs (or single-lens reflex) models, ...

Stock Photo Agencies: Make Money From Your Photos

Want to make money off those vacation photos? Put your photos up in a stock agency, where images are showcased and sold to web sites, magazines, and other publications. As long as you don’t mind your vacation photos appearing in advertisements for...

Digital Camera HQ Buyer's Guides 2010

Buyer's Guide to Digital Photo FramesDec 16, 2010Need a last-minute gift? Go with a digital photo frame. A digital frame the rarest of gifts: A sentimental gadget. You can load it up with pictures of you and your friends and family. And since the ...

Camera Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts Of Digital Photography

DO respect the signage. If a sign says, “No Photography,” then put your camera away. If a sign says, “No Flash Photography,” then turn off the flash! It's pretty straightforward, and those signs are there for a reason. If you want a photo of that ...

A Salesman's Patience: It Isn't The Camera That Makes You Look Big, Ma'am

I've worked as a retail salesperson for years (in addition to freelance writing), and I can tell you that camera sales can be tough work. By understanding what a camera salesperson goes through on a daily basis, my hope is that you can learn to re...

The Worst Cameras of 2009

Few things evoke the fury of the human spirit like shoddy electronics. Every week at Digital Camera HQ, we hear from a slew of angry consumers who are livid at their camera's awful performance and the miserable customer service that often accompan...