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With digital camera technology developing so rapidly, even last year’s cameras feel outdated.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

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...

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...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Samsung Unveils NX11 Mirrorless Update, Handful of Compact Zooms and DualViews

While the biggest camera companies debuted only point-and-shoots or no cameras at all during CES 2011, a few smaller players, including Samsung, broke out some bigger firepower at the Las Vegas Convention Center last weekend. Sammy's headliner was...

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...

Build A Photo Studio For Free

Whether you’re showcasing your Etsy handicrafts, snapping portraits of the relatives, or cashing in on the stock-photo market, using a make-shift photo studio can improve your pictures. Several retailers sell home studio kits complete with backdro...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Fujifilm Teases X100 Advanced Compact (We Go Hands-on), Shows Latest EXR Lineup of Compact Zooms and Superzoom

In terms of sheer numbers, Fujifilm had the biggest showing at CES 2011. They unveiled 16 brand-new FinePix cameras, and teased the crowd with some X100 prototypes. The X100 is a serious piece of equipment, packing an APS-C CMOS sensor (that's the...

CES 2011 Wrap-Up: Casio Debuts Shapeshifting TRYX Hybrid Cam

Casio went all in at CES with the TRYX, a camera/camcorder hybrid with a unique rotating frame and LCD design. They're serious about this one: The Las Vegas Convention Center monorail station was covered in a TRYX poster, and the booth demos echoe...

Digital Photo Frame Shopping Guide

A digital frame the rarest of gifts, a sentimental gadget. You can load it up with pictures of you and your friends and family. And since the frames haven't been flying off the shelves this year, they're available at substantial discounts.Here are...

Nikon D700: Why I Went Full-Frame & Why You Don't Need To

A few weeks ago, I acquired a secondhand Nikon D700. This was my first step outside the somewhat insular world of Pentax dSLRs, and it felt like a momentous change for me. For a long time I’d felt like an outsider looking in on the “pro” tools res...

CES 2013: Mirrorless Digital Cameras

The mirrorless camera category is continuing to grow. They are a great balance between quality and size, offering large sensors and thus excellent images while not being nearly as large or heavy as traditional SLRs (or single-lens reflex) models, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...