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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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SD Card Class: Buying a Memory Card is About More Than Just Gigabytes

A Class 4 Memory Card offers a recording speedthat is best for smaller cameras.If you're like many people, when you pick out a memory card for your digital camera, you browse through the section to find the most gigabytes for the lowest price....

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 ...

Comparing DSLRS: What Nikon DSLR Is Right For You?

Nikon has a solid reputation for their consumer-level DSLRs, but what is the better option? Should you spend $1,600 on the high-end D7100, or save with the $650 D3300? Comparing DSLRs isn't always easy, especially when it comes to a company that m...

The Best And Worst Digital Camera Trends of 2012

Mirrorless Camera Segment Booms:Olympus and Panasonic have been in the mirrorless game now for quite a while, and the other biggies in the business are now scrambling to grab their own share of the boom. Mirrorless cameras offer all the functional...

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...

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...

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...

Getting Acquainted: In-Camera Editing

As more cameras become wi-fi enabled and skip the computer altogether, manufacturers are packing in the in-camera editing options. Some of them are downright useless. Some of them are eye-brow raisers. But some of them are quite helpful. Not every...

Digital Cameras at Work

The decreasing cost of digital photography equipment and the ability to print, distribute and save images at a minimal expense have made digital cameras indispensable to many businesses. A small sampling of professionals that can benefit from digi...

Online Retailers versus "Bricks and Mortar" Storefronts

There has never been a better time to buy a digital camera online. Reliable retailers, low prices, a great selection, and thousands of online owner reviews make it easier than ever to research, compare, and buy digital cameras with complete confid...

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,...

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 ...

The Worst Digital Cameras Ever

By Michael Patrick Brady,Editor, Digital Camera HQ.One of the perks of being the editor of a website like Digital Camera HQ is getting to read all the reviews submitted by our readers. Sometimes, they're pleasing, when it's clear that a person has...

Hands-On Preview: Panasonic G5, FZ200, and LX7

             Panasonichas unveiled six new cameras set for release sometime this fall: the newmirrorless G5, the enthusiast compact LX7, wireless SZ5, and finally superzoomsFZ200, FZ60, and LZ20. Panasonic is clearly gunning to win over the high-e...

Summer Vacation Cameras

With the warm weather approaching, it's time to start planning those exciting trips and vacations you've been fantasizing about all winter. Maybe you'll be lounging on a far-away Caribbean beach or just going for a day-trip to the coast, hiking th...

Kodak EasyShare V705 and V610 Review: We Don't Like What We See

Recently, we had an opportunity to get our hands on two of Kodak's most stylish and interesting cameras, the EasyShare V705 and the EasyShare V610. These cameras are sleek, compact, and both have a rather stunning dual-lens configuration that real...

The Nikon S710 and Samsung SL310W: Head to Head Camera Review

The Nikon S710 and Samsung SL310W are both slim, stylish ultracompact cameras that boast tremendous megapixel counts. The SL310W offers a 13.6 megapixel sensor, while the S710 swings for the fences with a 14.5 megapixel sensor (just short of the 1...

How to Use Fill Flash

Lighting a dark place is the primary and most obvious use for a camera flash, but it is certainly not the only one. Fill flash is a quick and easy tool to drastically improve backlit or harsh lighting conditions. It's a boon for outdoor portraits,...