What to Expect This Fall: Digital Camera Trends

In the coming weeks, we expect to see a fresh onslaught of new cameras from Canon, Nikon, and all the other big name manufacturers. These new cameras will be the top-of-the-line, with all sorts of nifty new features that will potentially make you ...

Digital Cameras for Travel

Light and PortableSo small, so easy, the Canon Powershot A460 is perfect for travelers who don't want to worry about lugging around a big camera. It'll slide into a pocket or backpack and be ready to snap away when you need. It takes AA batteries,...

The Exposure Triangle: What is it and how do you put it to use?

Exposure in photography is like a three way tug of war. There are three main factors that affect image quality, and when you change one, it affects the others too. The exposure triangle, or three-way “tug of war,” involves shutter speed, aperture ...

Glossary of Camera Terms

AAF-S: A type of Nikon lens where the autofocus motor is built in to the lens. These guys are compatible with any Nikon DSLR.Aperture: The opening in the camera that the light passes through; adjusting the aperture allows varying levels of light i...

Getting Acquainted: Tools for Tricky Light

The word photography literately means “writing with light.” But working with unusual or tricky lighting is one of the most challenging aspects to master with the camera. Backlit subjects, reflective surfaces and low light settings are just a few t...

Shot In The Dark: What Makes A Digital Camera Good At Low-Light Photography?

The number one question we read in our comments section is “How well does this camera perform in low light?” Unless it’s about a dSLR or mirrorless model, the answer is usually “not well.” Concerts, bars, dancehalls, foggy nights, or any dim sett...

Getting Acquainted: Using In Camera Flash

At first, using a camera flash seems pretty simple, just turn the flash on if it's dark, leave it off if it's bright or just use the auto. But treating flash simply will result in simple (and sometimes even awful) photos. Even basic point and shoo...

Getting Acquainted: Burst Shooting and Timer

People are often surprised when they use my camera for a quick shot and find they've taken not one, but several photos. My camera pretty much lives in burst mode, a setting that continues to take quick shots when the shutter button is pressed. But...

2013 Digital Camera Trends

Whether or not you've got a jump start on your new resolutions, the digital camera world is already slimming down and speeding up in 2013. January's new releases, as well as models expected to be out in the next few months, feature more cameras wi...

Finding a Digital Camera for Family Photos

Easy playback and viewing lets you instantly review your photos with family and friends, and simple downloading makes printing and emailing your snapshots no harder than a few mouse clicks. If you're searching for a digital camera for family photo...

How Digital Camera HQ Selects its Retail Partners

The retail offers shown for all the cameras on our site are provided by our price comparison partner Shopping.com, which is the most comprehensive comparison shopping engine on the internet.Shopping.com relies on its users for quality control. Nex...

Photokina 2012: The Prosumers get the Goods

Every two years, thousands of photo enthusiasts and imagingcompanies descend upon Cologne for Photokina, the “world’s leading imagingfair.” If you’ve been following DigitalCamera-HQ at all over the past few weeks,you’ve most likely noticed the doz...

Best Digital Cameras 2011

Canon ELPH 100 HSBest Point and Shoot Under $200Canon ELPHs (formerly known as the SD series) have always been great point-and-shoots for reasonable prices. This year, the Canon ELPH 100 HS absolutely blows everything else in its price range out o...

Digital Cameras: The Top 12 Things You Need to Know

1) Resolution is less important than you thinkThere is a popular misconception that more megapixels lead to better pictures. This is not the case.Sure, higher resolution gives you the ability to crop more aggressively or print large pictures, but ...

Buying Your First Digital Camera

1. Size Things Up AppropriatelyThe first thing you should consider is how your new camera will be used. Is this camera going to be with you at all times? Or will it just be taken out for special occasions? Ultracompact cameras are best if you expe...

Shooting Sports: What You Need to Know

Does your kid play basketball and you can’t seem to get asingle shot in focus? Is the pool area at your daughter’s swim meet simply toodark and flash doesn’t seem to work? Or perhaps your son plays soccer andspends most of his time at the far end ...

CES 2014: Manufacturers Introduce an Interesting Mix of Compact Cameras

The Consumer Electronics Showcase brings the latest gadgets all in one place, and digital cameras are no exception. While the smartphone has continued changing the compact camera, the latest point-and-shoots are nonetheless intriguing. From $80 bu...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Best New Digital Cameras At CES

CES is a big show for Digital Camera HQ. Most cameras announced at CES are budget-friendly point-and-shoots; they don't necessarily excite the camera nerds out there, but they're our bread and butter. We walked what must have been miles back and f...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Panasonic Debuts 8x-Zooming, Leica-Lens Sporting FH25, Successor To DCHQ's Consumer Camera of the Year

Panasonic announced a modest bundle of new Lumix point-and-shoots at CES 2011, including the FH25, an update to Digital Camera HQ's favorite cheap camera of 2010. We loved last year's FH20 because it was the most well-rounded point-and-shoot out t...

Best Pocket Digital Cameras

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CES 2011 Wrap-Up

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Best New Digital Cameras At CESJan 10, 2011Digital Camera HQ rounds up the best and most exciting new cameras on display at CES 2011, including models from Fujifilm, Olympus, Canon, Panasonic, and Casio. Read More »CES 2011 Wrap-...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Sony Launches 11 New Cyber-shots, Teases Alpha Updates

Sony's digital camera division made a quiet but classy showing at CES 2011. The pan-electronics giant unloaded nearly a dozen new Cyber-shots and offered a few leading details about upcoming Alpha models. Rather than writing a short book on all th...

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 ...

The Best And Worst Digital Camera Trends of 2011

CMOS Sensors Abound:Maybe we just didn’t notice it before, but it seemed that in 2010, casual photographers suddenly became obsessed with low-light photography. More than any other kind of camera, would-be buyers came to us looking for a reasonabl...

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...