The Smartphone vs. the Camera: 5 Reasons Cameras Take Better Photos

As smartphones continue to rise in popularity and quality, more and more people are doubting their need for a separate, dedicated camera. It's easy to just pull a phone out of a pocket, snap, then share the moment as it happens. Smartphones are co...

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Vote For The Best Consumer Camera of 2010, Win A Camera From B&H Photo!

At Digital Camera HQ, we already try to make it as easy as possible for you to buy a great camera. With your vote, we can make it even easier. We've pre-selected 10 new point-and-shoot cameras for consideration as the Best Consumer Camera of 2...

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Taking the Challenge Out of Taking the Group Photo

Taking a group photo can be challenging, but the result is a shot that showsthegroup dynamics -- quirkiness and all.Taking a family photo—it seemed so simple, just yell out “say cheese” and then snap—but then you realized A...

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The Average User's Guide To Camera Shopping

The massive leaps and bounds in digital camera technology over the last 5 years have finally resulted in decent and high quality merchandise that is readily available to even an entry level user. Though the phrase “you get what you pay for&r...

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Getting Acquainted: Getting Started With a New Camera

So you read the reviews and bought a new digital camera. Maybe yesterday, maybe a year ago, but you haven't yet really changed any of the settings or explored exactly what your new shooter can do. Maybe you just don't understand what every...

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2013 Holiday Shopping Guide

Here are a few of the best cameras arranged by interest or experience level. Don't see one for the person you are shopping for? Leave us a message below, we're happy to help.Best Digital Cameras for BeginnersFor those just starting out in ...

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Wedding Photography Tips

With summer in full swing, one of the most common reasons to break out the old camera (or buy a new one) is for wedding season.Taking pictures at a wedding isn't exactly like taking snapshots down at the beach or out on the town with friends, ...

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Arena Battle: Mirrorless vs. Advanced Compact

Compact cameras have long been the traveling enthusiast’s lightweight companion. They typically use larger 1/1.7” sensors that, while nowhere close to a DSLR’s 4/3 or APS-C sized sensor, offer better image quality than ultra-comp...

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Getting Acquainted: Auto and Scene Modes (And When to Use Them)

Scene modes still allow the camera to automatically choose the best settings, but allow the user to indicate what settings are more important.Most of the time, a good digital camera is pretty adept at sensing the lighting conditions and selecting ...

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Getting Acquainted: Using Manual Modes

Achieving great results with manual modes is about understanding shutter speed and aperature. The exposure value meter and aperature illustration on the camera's LCD screen helps take out the guesswork.A camera's auto and scene settings of...

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Troubleshooting: Fixing Common Digital Camera Errors

Sometimes, digital cameras can be repaired with a thorough cleaning or a new battery and SD card.Nothing is more frustrating in photography than missing the perfect shot because the camera that worked perfectly yesterday suddenly malfunctions. May...

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Getting Acquainted: Focus Modes and Areas

Selecting the right autofocus mode can help ensure photos are sharp and in focus.Browsing through the camera menu, it's easy to overlook the AF-S and AF-C options as some sort of confusing alphabet soup, but it's much harder to ignore that...

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Camera Trends: Why Buy Wi-Fi?

Wi-fi is becoming a staple for new digital cameras. But is wi-fi a useless ad-on that simply adds to the cost of a camera without adding quality? Well, that depends on who you ask.If you...Love taking pictures with your smartphone to instantly sha...

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Top Camera Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

The Christmas sales have officially begun—and there are some enticing deals out there on digital cameras. We've scoured the ads for some of the top deals this year on our top-ranked models—here are some of the best Black Friday and...

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Which Camera Is Best? The Top Three Things You Need To Know in a Simple Camera Buying Guide

While advances in technology have allowed for some excellent cameras, it has also made camera buying stressful and rather complicated. Which camera is best? Which camera offers more bang for the buck? While there's a lot of different factors t...

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Why You Should Use the “Wrong” White Balance

Photography comes from Greek words that mean writing with light—but exactly what type of light you are writing with will change the color of the image. That's where white balance comes in.At the most basic level, white balance is used to...

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How To Photograph Children: A Simple Mom's Guide To Basic Lighting and Composition

Image by Hillary K. GrigonisAt first, taking pictures of your kids seemed so easy. Just point the camera at them and press the button, right? So why is Little Mister's face so shadowy that he resembles his favorite cartoon villain? And why whe...

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Trivial or Substantial: Which camera features are really just gimmicks, and which ones actually mean something?

You can't read an ad for a new digital camera without being overwhelmed by a slew of mighty-sounding features. But what the manufacturers don't want you to know is that a lot of those highlighted features...they don't really matter, at...

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Types Of Digital Cameras: Which One Suits Your Photography Style?

Choosing a new digital camera can seem rather daunting—there are hundreds of options out there with a wide range of features and an even wider price range. But if you start by narrowing it down to what type of digital camera suits your needs...