Stories tagged with buying-guide

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Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014)

Which capable compact, with plenty of control, should I buy?

Heavy Hitters: 2014 High-end Full-Frame Camera Roundup

Full-frame sensors have made their way into more and more cameras, and are no longer reserved for DSLRs only. Whether you are a pro, an enthusiast, or simply looking to upgrade to a body that offers the most firepower possible, we've got you covered in our high-end full frame camera roundup. Read more

DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Beginners

Choosing a first camera is extremely important. You want to make sure that the beginner has room to grow as they learn more, but you don't want to put them off with a lot of options that they might not understand. We've prepared some recommendations for you.

DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Travel

There's a big world out there, just waiting for you to explore it. In our opinion, a camera is one of the best traveling companions you can have. Here are our top five recommendations.

DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Social Photography

Social photography didn't always mean snapshot selfies taken on a smartphone. For this list we've selected five of our top recommendations for cameras that you should consider taking out socially, to informal or special occasions.

DPReview Recommends: Best Waterproof Cameras

Most cameras are delicate objects, and the last thing you want to do is drop them or subject them to wet or freezing conditions. But there are cameras which are specifically designed to handle rough treatment. In this list, we've chosen our top five recommendations for waterproof cameras.

2014 Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera Roundup

The enthusiast camera category is small, but mighty. These cameras offer more high-end features and controls than their consumer-level counterparts, many doubling as excellent video and still cameras. Expect fast burst rates, strong image quality, solid AF performance and in several cases, 4k video capture. Read our 2014 enthusiast mirrorless roundup and see how the cameras in this category compare

2014 High-end Pocketable Compact Roundup

Optical zooms with fast glass, the ability to capture in Raw, large sensors (compared to those in smartphones), and even EVFs are finding their way into this class of camera. And while they may lack the controls of bulkier enthusiast compacts, many of them offer comparable image quality in a sleeker package 2014 Enthusiast Pocketable Compact Roundup

2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup

There's a lot of action in the enthusiast DSLR segment at the moment, and this category in our seasonal roundup includes the top-performing APS-C DSLRs from each manufacturers. These cameras may not have full frame sensors, but what they do have is pro-level controls and features, borrowed from their high-end cousins. Read more in our 2014 enthusiast DSLR roundup

2014 Mid-range Mirrorless Roundup

2014 saw the addition of numerous consumer-oriented mirrorless cameras, many borrowing high-end features from their enthusiast-level counterparts. These cameras make for excellent second cameras to a DSLR and great standalone cameras for anyone craving controls, good image quality and a compact size. Find out which we recommend in our 2014 Mid-level mirrorless roundup

2014 Consumer DSLR Roundup

Despite the emergence of the mirrorless class, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs. Large sensors, optical viewfinders, and sizable grips make them comfortable choices for many aspiring photographers. We cover seven consumer and mid-level models in this roundup. Find out which we recommend. Read more

2014 Enthusiast Compact Camera Roundup

We're updating our 'What to buy and why' camera roundups to include new models introduced in 2014, and first up is the enthusiast compact camera class. These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems. Read more

Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013)

Which capable compact, with plenty of control, should I buy?

Best Digital Cameras for Kids
Are you shopping for an aspiring young photographer? In this article, we've picked 12 of the best cameras for kids, by age-range.
Buying a digital SLR

So you've decided to invest in a digital SLR, but the huge range of models and technical jargon are confusing you? This article will take the pain out of choosing the perfect digital SLR for you, whether you're a seasoned shooter or a total novice.

Digital camera lens buying guide
In this guide we'll lead you step-by-step through the process of understanding the different kinds of lenses available for both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and choosing the right one for your needs.
2012 Holiday Gift Guide
We're rounded up 14 great gifts for the photographer this holiday season. From bags to tripods to filters and more, there should be something for everyone in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.
10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers
Christmas is just around the corner, but if you're still struggling to find gifts for the photographer in your life, fear not - Josie Reavely has put together a guide to 10 quirky, inspiring stocking-fillers that will make perfect last-minute gifts for any photographer.
Mirrorless Roundup 2011
Having used all the current crop of Mirrorless cameras extensively, we've prepared a roundup, summarizing their main strengths and weaknesses and highlighted what we believe are the standout cameras in each part of the market.
Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits
Studio lights are available in a wide variety of performance levels and price points. The following guide looks at ten pre-packaged studio lighting bundles that cover a range of applications and include everything you'll need to get started.
Choosing a photo printer
In this buying guide to photo printers we explore the many options available for making professional quality digital prints.
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