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  1. Hands-On Digital Camera Reviews: How We Test

    Apr 18, 2014
    At Digital Camera HQ, we try to find the right camera for the right person. But how do we do that? Here's how we test our hands-on review models. Read More »
  2. Comparing DSLRS: What Nikon DSLR Is Right For You?

    Apr 04, 2014
    Nikon offers several excellent which one is right for you? Digital Camera HQ compares the Nikon D7100, D5300 and D3300. Read More »
  3. The Exposure Triangle: What is it and how do you put it to use?

    Mar 25, 2014
    If you're a budding new photographer, the exposure triangle is one of the first things you should study. So what is it and why is it so important? Read More »
  4. SD Card Class: Buying a Memory Card is About More Than Just Gigabytes

    Mar 14, 2014
    If you're buying memory cards based solely on their price and capacity, you're missing out. Here's why you need to consider SD card class. Read More »
  5. Quick Tip: How to Photograph Falling Snow

    Feb 28, 2014
    Trying to get more of those fluffy snowflakes into your images? Here's a quick tip on how to shoot falling snow. Read More »
  1. Feb 21, 2014
    What is an anti-aliasing filter?
    What is an anti-aliasing or optical low pass filter and why are many cameras getting rid of them? Read More »
  2. Feb 14, 2014
    Which Camera Is Best? The Top Three Things You Need To Know in a Simple Camera Buying Guide
    Overwhelmed at the thought of camera shopping? Here are the top three things to look for when determining which camera is best for you. Read More »
  3. Jan 24, 2014
    Beyond the Kit: A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Camera Lenses
    Chances are, if you are still only using the kit lens that came with your DSLR or mirrorless, you aren't getting the most out of your cam... Read More »
  4. Jan 13, 2014
    CES 2014: Interchangeable lens cameras continue to shrink in size while beefing up on features
    CES brings out the latest and greatest gadgets--here's what the show had to offer for just announced interchangeable lens cameras. Read More »
  5. Jan 09, 2014
    CES 2014: Manufacturers Introduce an Interesting Mix of Compact Cameras
    The annual Consumer Electronics Showcase is a pretty good indication of the types of new technology expected out this year. Here's what t... Read More »
  6. Dec 31, 2013
    14 Ways To Improve Your Photography in 2014
    Resolve to take better pictures this year? No problem, we have 14 ways to do just that. Read More »
  7. Dec 24, 2013
    DSLR Vs. Mirrorless: Can Smaller Cameras Really Compete?
    To shoot mirrorless, or not to shoot mirrorless? Read More »
  8. Nov 25, 2013
    Top Camera Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday
    Looking for the best deals on digital cameras this week? We've got 'em. Read More »
  9. Nov 17, 2013
    2013 Holiday Shopping Guide
    Digital cameras can make excellent gifts—but with so many options out there, it can be difficult to pick the right camera for the right p... Read More »
  10. Oct 16, 2013
    Glossary of Camera Terms
    Electronic Image Stabilizer, aperture, li-ion—shopping for a camera can seem pretty daunting with all the different terms out there (and ... Read More »
  11. Aug 23, 2013
    Troubleshooting: Fixing Common Digital Camera Errors
    Camera errors can be frustrating, and while many of them need a professional, some issues can be resolved with a simple DIY repair. Lens ... Read More »
  12. Jul 25, 2013
    Camera Trends: Why Buy Wi-Fi?
    Manufacturers are boasting about wi-fi enabled cameras, but what, exactly, does that mean? Read More »
  13. Jul 17, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: In-Camera Editing
    Some in-camera editing options are downright useless--but there are a few that can enhance your photos without using a computer. Here's a... Read More »
  14. Jul 13, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Tools for Tricky Light
    Light can make or break a photo--and getting the lighting right is often a challenge. Tools like exposure compensation, metering, ISO and... Read More »
  15. Jul 03, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Using In Camera Flash
    Think all there is to know about using the in camera flash is how light or dark it is? Think again. Get acquainted with the basics of you... Read More »
  16. Jun 28, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Burst Shooting and Timer
    Burst mode can help capture that perfectly timed shot, while self-timer is great for self-portraits or reducing camera shake. Using these... Read More »
  17. Jun 19, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Focus Modes and Areas
    Blurry photos are disappointing. Understanding digital camera focus modes like AF-S, AF-A and AF-C and focus areas like single point and ... Read More »
  18. Jun 13, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Using Manual Modes
    Switching the mode dial off auto doesn't have to be daunting. Here are a few basic concepts for the beginner on using manual modes. Read More »
  19. Jun 07, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Auto and Scene Modes (And When to Use Them)
    Digital camera scene modes often result in better images and more customized results then using auto--if used properly. Check out how to ... Read More »
  20. May 31, 2013
    Getting Acquainted: Getting Started With a New Camera
    This summer, it's time to find out what your digital camera can really do with the Getting Acquainted series from DCHQ. Here's a few tips... Read More »
  21. May 10, 2013
    The Smartphone vs. the Camera: 5 Reasons Cameras Take Better Photos
    Smartphone cameras are rising in popularity--but can they compete with a camera designed just for taking pictures? Read More »
  22. Apr 30, 2013
    Frame it up: Five tips to shooting better photos
    Ever wonder how someone with the same camera always seems to get better shots? Here are some quick tips to improving your pictures, just ... Read More »
  23. Apr 19, 2013
    Making Sense of Camera Sensors
    When it comes to shopping for a new digital camera, there's more to the final image quality then just megapixels. Here, we outline what y... Read More »
  24. Apr 10, 2013
  25. Feb 22, 2013
    CES 2013: Mirrorless Digital Cameras
    Last month's CES 2013 brought many new cameras to light. Today, we look at the latest news and upcoming mirrorless camera models. Read More »
  26. Feb 21, 2013
    CES 2013: Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
    CES 2013 was a turning point for camera manufacturers. Today, we look at the latest news and upcoming point-and-shoot models. Read More »
  27. Feb 14, 2013
    Batteries: Choosing the Camera with the Right Kind of Power
    When it comes to buying a new digital camera, there's more to the different battery types than just how long they are going to last. Some... Read More »
  28. Jan 22, 2013
    2013 Digital Camera Trends
    2013 digital camera releases are all about speed, sharing and slim designs. Here, we analyze the latest trends popping up in the new year. Read More »
  29. Jan 10, 2013
    Taking the Challenge Out of Taking the Group Photo
    Trying to fit several people into one image can be daunting—but it doesn't have to be. When taking the right steps to prepare the group, ... Read More »
  30. Jan 10, 2013
    The Average User's Guide To Camera Shopping
    A short but concise insight into the primary types of camera available to the average, every-day consumer. Read More »
  31. Sep 28, 2012
    Photokina 2012: The Prosumers get the Goods
    The biennial imaging event known as Photokina, held in Cologne, just ended after dozens of new camera announcements and millions of words... Read More »
  32. Jul 17, 2012
    Hands-On Preview: Panasonic G5, FZ200, and LX7
    We flew to sunny Sonoma, California last week to see and try out Panasonic's new models for ourselves. Read on to hear our initial impres... Read More »
  33. May 29, 2012
    Shooting Sports: What You Need to Know
    If shooting your son or daughter's game has always resulted in lackluster results, this guide is for you. From the camera purchase to the... Read More »
  34. Apr 02, 2012
    Arena Battle: Mirrorless vs. Advanced Compact
    The recent profusion of mirrorless cameras, sometimes called interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs), has begun to muddy the waters between t... Read More »
  35. Mar 21, 2012
    The Best And Worst Digital Camera Trends of 2012
    The camera market is constantly evolving as new technologies are introduced and consumers continue to lust after the latest releases. Her... Read More »
  36. Jul 22, 2011
    Tutorial: A Guide to Focus Stacking
    Learn to use focus-stacking techniques to create a super-shallow depth-of-field effect in your macro shots. Read More »
  37. Jun 20, 2011
    How to Use Fill Flash
    Gain more control over lighting to balance your outdoor photos with fill flash techniques. Read More »
  38. Feb 22, 2011
    Canon SD4500 Vs. Nikon S8100: CMOS Travel-Zoom Showdown
    Tons of buyers want a small camera with lots of zoom and solid low-light picture quality. The Canon SD4500 and Nikon S8100 are the two mo... Read More »
  39. Jan 14, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up
    All of Digital Camera HQ's reports from CES 2011 are rounded up here -- every camera, every manufacturer. Read More »
  40. Jan 13, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Sony Launches 11 New Cyber-shots, Teases Alpha Updates
    Nearly a dozen new Cyber-shots and a few hints about the future of Alphas appeared at Sony's booth. Read More »
  41. Jan 12, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Olympus Unveils PEN E-PL2, PEN-Like XZ-1 Advanced Compact
    New mirrorless and advanced compact models give Olympus a strong showing at CES. Read More »
  42. Jan 12, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Samsung Unveils NX11 Mirrorless Update, Handful of Compact Zooms and DualViews
    Minor mirrorless-system upgrade with NX11, more of the same from compact zooms and DualViews. Read More »
  43. Jan 11, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Kodak Debuts Simplified EasyShare Lineup
    Kodak makes it as easy to pick a new EasyShare as it is to use one. Read More »
  44. Jan 11, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Casio Debuts Shapeshifting TRYX Hybrid Cam
    Casio goes all out at CES with TRYX hybrid and pair of new compact zooms. Read More »
  45. Jan 11, 2011
  46. Jan 10, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Best New Digital Cameras At CES
    Digital Camera HQ rounds up the best and most exciting new cameras on display at CES 2011, including models from Fujifilm, Olympus, Canon... Read More »
  47. Jan 08, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Fujifilm Teases X100 Advanced Compact (We Go Hands-on), Shows Latest EXR Lineup of Compact Zooms and Superzoom
    Fujifilm unveiled more than a dozen new compacts at CES 2011, and offered a glimpse at the X100. Read More »
  48. Jan 08, 2011
    CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Canon Debuts Top-Notch Entry-Level A3300 IS, Viewfinder-Equipped A1200
    Canon announced four new A-Series entry-level point-and-shoots at CES 2011, including A3300 IS with Digic 4 processor, and A1200 with opt... Read More »
  49. Dec 15, 2010
    Digital Photo Frame Shopping Guide
    Need a last minute gift? Try a digital photo frame. It's not a hot-ticket item like it was last year or the year before, but it'll still ... Read More »
  50. Nov 24, 2010
    The Worst Cameras of 2010
    To show our holiday spirit, we set out to find the worst cameras of 2010 so that you, the consumer, don't have to. Don't buy these camera... Read More »
  51. Oct 25, 2010
    Stock Photo Agencies: Make Money From Your Photos
    Have great pictures laying around? You can make a few dollars from your photos by posting your photos with a stock agency. We've rounded ... Read More »
  52. Oct 05, 2010
    Digital Camera HQ Buyer's Guides 2010
    All of our holiday guides, rounded up in one place. Shop by type of photographer, type of camera, or price. Read More »
  53. Sep 17, 2010
    Shot In The Dark: What Makes A Digital Camera Good At Low-Light Photography?
    Photography in poor lighting is difficult, and cameras that can pull off such a feat are in high demand. Gauging a camera's low-light cap... Read More »
  54. Sep 03, 2010
    Camera Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts Of Digital Photography
    Whether you consider yourself a newbie or a hobbyist, brush up on your digital photography etiquette skills – please. Read More »
  55. Aug 17, 2010
    Fujifilm W3 3D Compact Camera Hands-on Preview
    Fujifilm just announced the W3, a new stereoscopic 3D compact point-and-shoot, the follow-up to the first-of-its-kind W1. We got to spend... Read More »
  56. Aug 13, 2010
    A Salesman's Patience: It Isn't The Camera That Makes You Look Big, Ma'am
    Our man on the inside fills us in on the depth of a salesperson's patience, and why your simple question probably isn't as dumb as you th... Read More »
  57. Aug 06, 2010
    Superzooms Vs. dSLRs: Which Should You Buy?
    Spending a few hundred dollars on a camera? Tips on whether to go for a superzoom or a dSLR. Read More »
  58. Jul 21, 2010
    Trading In Your Digital Camera
    Out with the old and in with the new. If you're ready for a new digital camera, try to get a few bucks by trading in your old model. Read More »
  59. Jul 21, 2010
    Using Manual Modes on Your Digital Camera
    Manual modes can seem intimidating, especially if you don't know what the different settings control, and just how powerful those adjustm... Read More »
  60. Jul 21, 2010
    Panasonic Lumix LX5 Hands-On Preview
    Our initial thoughts on Panasonic's new high-performance compact after getting hands-on for a few minutes. Read More »
  61. Jul 09, 2010
    Build A Photo Studio For Free
    Improve your shots with a studio set-up for no money at all. Read More »
  62. Jun 24, 2010
    Wedding Photography Tips
    Weddings are one of the best excuses to break out an old camera (or buy a new one), but keep these tips for technique and etiquette in mi... Read More »
  63. Jun 18, 2010
  64. Jun 14, 2010
    The Best Consumer Camera of 2010
    The votes are in, the results have been tallied, and after much deliberation, we've chosen the best consumer camera of 2010. Read More »
  65. Jun 08, 2010
    Buyer's Guide: Digital Cameras For Kids
    Here's a guide to help you find a kid-proof camera for the budding photographer in your family. Read More »
  66. Jun 02, 2010
    5 Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Digital Camera
    Our man on the inside spends his days guiding customers toward a new digital camera. He lays out five questions that digital camera shopp... Read More »
  67. May 21, 2010
  68. Apr 30, 2010
    Best Consumer Camera Poll FAQ
    You have questions about this poll. We have answers. Read More »
  69. Apr 29, 2010
    Vote For The Best Consumer Camera of 2010, Win A Camera From B&H Photo!
    Help us choose the best camera for your buck this year, and enter to win one for yourself! Sponsored by B&H Photo-Video. Read More »
  70. Apr 09, 2010
    Nikon D700: Why I Went Full-Frame & Why You Don't Need To
    One of our writers took the plunge and spent a few thousand on a used Nikon D700. He loves it, but realizes that most of you won't ever n... Read More »
  71. Feb 09, 2010
    Digital Camera HQ Grades the Trends of 2010
    We take a look at the trends in digital cameras this year, from the worthy to the worthless. Read More »
  72. Jan 15, 2010
    Buying A Digital SLR
    Is photography becoming a serious hobby? Taking a photography class? Just want excellent image quality? Sounds like a dSLR is in your fut... Read More »
  73. Dec 22, 2009
    Product Preview: New Samsung Cameras
    Nothing is official, but it looks like Samsung plans to follow up the innovative TL220 and TL225 DualView cameras with some new head-turn... Read More »
  74. Dec 02, 2009
    Hunting For Holiday Digital Camera Deals
    Some tips to help you find great deals on digital cameras this holiday season. Read More »
  75. Aug 31, 2009
    Fuji FinePix Z33 Review
    The Fuji FinePix Z33 is an attractive waterproof camera, but the poor overall image quality makes using it a frustrating experience. Read More »
  76. Jun 29, 2009
    Digital Camera Reviews
    A full list of hands-on digital camera reviews, including sample photos and videos, from Digital Camera HQ. Read More »
  77. Feb 06, 2009
    Don't Buy The Kodak EasyShare C813
    The Kodak EasyShare C813 has disappointed enough people. We're letting you know: don't buy this truly terrible camera. Read More »
  78. Dec 05, 2008
    The Nikon S710 and Samsung SL310W: Head to Head Camera Review
    These two high-megapixel ultracompacts have a lot of similarities, but one tremendous difference that might help you make a final decision. Read More »
  79. Jul 28, 2008
    Nikon Coolpix S52c Wireless Digital Camera Review
    Nikon's new S53c digital camera has Wi-Fi capabilities for sharing and transferring photos. Read our review to see if it really works. Read More »
  80. Jul 23, 2008
    What to Expect This Fall: Digital Camera Trends
    See what's exciting new features will be found in digital cameras this fall. Read More »
  81. Jun 24, 2008
    Kodak Easyshare M1033 Digital Camera Review
    Not So Fast, or So Good Either Review by Brenda Paro The M1033 can't break Kodak out of the funk they're trapped in. It's yet another... Read More »
  82. Apr 14, 2008
    Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS Digital Camera Review
    A Glimmer of Hope for a Struggling Brand Review The Z1085 IS gives consumers a reason to take a second look at the brand after a stri... Read More »
  83. Apr 11, 2008
    Canon Powershot A580 Digital Camera Review
    Affordable and Approachable Review The Canon PowerShot A580 is a compact point-and-shoot camera aimed at entry-level and budget-min... Read More »
  84. Apr 04, 2008
    Digital Cameras for Travel
    Whether you're looking for a simple shooter, a rugged companion, or a high-end SLR, we've got something you can take along with you on yo... Read More »
  85. Feb 20, 2008
    Great New Pocket Cameras
    See the latest and greatest ultracompact digital cameras from Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Panasonic, and Sony! We'll give you our opinion and sh... Read More »
  86. Nov 01, 2007
    Why Shop Online for Cameras? It's Cheaper!
    We took a stroll down to our local big-box stores and compared the prices they offer to the prices you can get online. Far and away, onli... Read More »
  87. Oct 16, 2007
  88. Sep 24, 2007
    What's New in Digital Cameras
    In this guide, we take a look at some of the year's biggest innovations in digital cameras. Manufacturer's have made great advances in me... Read More »
  89. Sep 18, 2007
    Best Pocket Digital Cameras
    Check out the smallest, most portable ultracompact digital cameras for shoppers interested in convenience and style. Read More »
  90. Aug 21, 2007
    Digital Cameras at Work
    The business applications of digital cameras are almost limitless. From teachers to real estate agents, any professional that needs to ca... Read More »
  91. Aug 21, 2007
    Finding a Digital Camera for Family Photos
    Digital cameras make taking and sharing family photographs fun and easy. From birthdays to barbecues, having a digital camera handy will ... Read More »
  92. Aug 21, 2007
    Buying Your First Digital Camera
    If you're baffled by megapixels, stymied by the difference between optical and digital zoom, and generally unsure how to find the right c... Read More »
  93. Jun 04, 2007
    Digital Camera Memory Cards
    A quick summary of digital camera memory cards, what they are, what they do, and what you should know before you buy one. Read More »
  94. Jun 04, 2007
    Online Retailers versus "Bricks and Mortar" Storefronts
    Take a look at the major differences between buying online and buying in a "bricks and mortar" store, and why the latter may not be as go... Read More »
  95. Jun 04, 2007
    The Worst Digital Cameras Ever
    An unbiased look at the worst digital cameras ever made, where they went wrong, and how consumers can avoid such products in the future. Read More »
  96. Jun 04, 2007
    Digital Cameras: The Top 12 Things You Need to Know
    This piece was first published way back in 2005. Over half of it is still relevant (and not very well known) over eight years later. We'v... Read More »
  97. Jun 04, 2007
    Eight Pitfalls of Buying a Digital Camera
    Digital cameras are everywhere! You can find them advertised on TV, in newspapers, and online, and you can buy them practically anywhere.... Read More »
  98. Jun 04, 2007
    How Digital Camera HQ Selects its Retail Partners
    A brief explanation of how we decide which stores are worthy of inclusion on Digital Camera HQ. Read More »
  99. May 24, 2007
    Summer Vacation Cameras
    Take a look at the best cameras for taking photos of your Summer fun. Read More »
  100. Mar 09, 2007
    Kodak EasyShare V705 and V610 Review: We Don't Like What We See
    Despite innovative ideas, the V705 and V610 are doomed by poor joystick control and lack of image stabilization, respectively. Read on to... Read More »