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 ...

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With digital camera technology developing so rapidly, even last year’s cameras feel outdated.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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Best Pocket Digital Cameras

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Kodak Debuts Simplified EasyShare Lineup

Kodak cameras are simple to use. They turn on, they shoot pictures, and with one press of a button, they upload those pictures to Facebook, Flickr, the Kodak Gallery, or whichever sharing site you prefer. It's their greatest strength.So with t...

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CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Olympus Unveils PEN E-PL2, PEN-Like XZ-1 Advanced Compact

Several smaller digicam players debuted mirrorless or advanced compacts at CES 2011. (Trying to catch some of the spotlight while Canon and Nikon laid low, perhaps?) Fujifilm teased a prototype of the X100 and Samsung showed off the NX11. But Olym...

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...

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...

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 ...

Making Sense of Camera Sensors

While the most commonly advertised number when it comes to selling a digital camera is megapixels, image quality is not just about the number of pixels. The Nikon point and shoot Coolpix S6500, for example has 16 megapixels, but their popular entr...

Frame it up: Five tips to shooting better photos

Good photos often don't center the subject and sometimes use objects in the foreground to add interest.Taking great pictures is about more than just having a good camera―expert photographers can take some pretty awesome shots with simple point and...

DSLR Vs. Mirrorless: Can Smaller Cameras Really Compete?

It's the “to be or not to be” question for photographers: DSLR or mirrorless? DSLRs are tried and true, but mirrorless cameras come in an enticingly small package. Can a small camera really measure up in a battle against a traditional giant? Well...

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...

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...

Superzooms Vs. dSLRs: Which Should You Buy?

When photography starts to become a hobby and you're stepping up to a more serious camera than your $150 compact, you'll likely find yourself at a crossroads: do you buy a superzoom or a dSLR? Do you save money and go for extra zoom and out-of-the...

The Everyday Users Guide To Shopping For A Camera

The massive leaps and bounds in digitalcamera technology over the last 5 years have finally resulted indecent and high quality merchandise that is readily available to evenan entry level user. Though the phrase “you get what you pay for”still ring...