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With vivid clarity, brilliant color, interchangeable lenses and a compact mirrorless design, Compact System Cameras bridge the gap between point-and-shoot and DSLRs.learn more about Compact System Cameras shop Compact System Cameras
Adventure cameras capture any moment, even extreme ones, so you'll be ready for life at its
DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras add features like switch-out lenses for capturing low-light images or HD-resolution video.learn more about DSLR cameras shop DSLR cameras
Long-zoom cameras feature extended-range zoom lenses with ranges 12X and beyond.learn more about long-zoom cameras shop long-zoom cameras
Point-and-shoot cameras tuck into a pocket but
still pack features like LCD touch screens, zoom
capabilities and high resolution.
User-friendly, economical, durable and
compact, point-and-shoot cameras are
great for people who want to capture special
moments but don't require professional quality.
The features and specifications offered on
point-and-shoot cameras can greatly enhance
the photo quality. High resolution, image
stabilization, shutter speed, ISO speeds and
even red-eye reduction help improve
Digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs)
provide superior image quality and better
performance than a point and shoot. A mirror
system allows the photographer to see in the
viewfinder exactly what will be captured in the
image. DSLRs accommodate a very wide
range of interchangeable lenses, making
them a great choice for serious photographers.
Long-zoom cameras offer wide-angle
lenses with long zooms, giving you more
flexibility with less bulk (compared to larger
DSLR-style megazooms). A wide range
of focal lengths can dramatically increase
your framing options and make it possible
to get good photos at a distance.
Get the best of both worlds with a Compact
System Camera: quality and portability.
A nice cross between point-and-shoot
compact cameras and the professional
DSLR in the Compact System
Camera (CSC). The mirrorless CSC
can be used with interchangeable lenses,
giving you a small, lightweight camera
without compromising creativity or quality.
From mountain climbing treks to white-water rafting, adventure cameras are ready for any terrain and all weather conditions. Water-, shock-, dust-, cold- and crush-proof, these cameras and camcorders often come with features like built-in GPS, helmet and head straps and gear-mountable accessories that make them the perfect traveling companion.
Round out your camera purchase with an array of
Increase your camera's capacity
If you're interested in updating to a DSLR or Compact System Camera, you can choose different lenses based on how you'll use your camera, from portraits to action shots to nature photography. A variety of lens types, such as wide-angle and zoom, offer creative flexibility.shop lenses
A quality case will protect your digital camera's fragile components. Extra compartments come in handy for memory cards, a charger or batteries.shop carrying cases
Pick up extra model-specific batteries to ensure you always have power for those can't-miss photo moments.shop batteries
For use with most digital cameras.
For use with select digital SLR and Video cameras.
For use with select DSLR cameras.
For use with mobile phones and tablet devices.
Speed is important for performance. Many devices need a faster transfer speed to complete tasks. Using a slow
memory card will increase the time it takes to take a photo, as the data from the digital image will record to the card at a slower rate.
For video and action photography with no missed frames.
For general purpose photography
Capacity is the measure of how much data your card can store—measured in MB (megabytes) or GB (gigabytes).
The more generous your card's capacity, the less often you will need to change it.
(based on a 10MP JPEG)
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(SD 480P in minutes)
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(HD 1080P in minutes)
Wifi capabilities: Wirelessly transfer photos and videos to your computer with the Eye-Fi SDHC memory card.
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Cameras come with a wide variety of high-tech features. Here are some to watch out for.
Exposure modes allow the photographer to set both the aperture (the lens opening) and shutter speed, giving more advanced shooters artistic control of how a camera captures the scene.
High-tech sensors guarantee perfect focus on a face. Some cameras even sense a smile or closed eyes.
Image stabilization helps ensure you take fewer blurry photos. It automatically compensates for slight movements you might make while holding the camera.
Adjusting ISO is helpful in low light when you want more light without a flash. A higher ISO lets in more natural light, but it can also make a photo more grainy.
These systems adjust a camera's white balance, exposure and focus before snapping the photo.
A burst mode lets you take many photos in quick succession. A self-timer mode lets you get in the picture. Check your user manual to learn more about mode options for any scenario you encounter.
New high-quality video capabilities include being able to shoot video at the same time as you're snapping still images.
This feature shows you what your shot will look like with effects like aperture adjustment and other modifiable controls.
Stabilization sensors are attached to individual lenses. A camera with this feature can more precisely detect and correct small movements than a camera with image stabilization.
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