If you're someone who travels quite a bit, shooting photographs the entire time, you've probably encountered the frustrating situation of not remembering exactly where you shot each photo when you're reviewing your images later.
A built-in GPS unit with a camera can help with this issue.
A GPS unit can add EXIF data to your photo files, allowing you to pinpoint the exact location at which you're shooting your images. Some cameras can add external GPS units, but having a GPS unit built into your camera can truly simplify this process.
Click the link to read my list of the best cameras with built-in GPS units that can help you with geotagging, such as the Nikon Coolpix S9500 camera pictured here.
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Manufacturers of mirrorless DIL cameras tend to avoid including viewfinders with their cameras, primarily just to keep the size of the models smaller.
So it's nice to see Fujifilm give photographers the option of a built-in viewfinder with its recently released mirrorless X-E2 DIL camera.
The X-E2 features a 16.3MP CMOS APS-C-sized image sensor, a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD, 1080p HD video recording, and native ISO up to 6400.
You'll find the X-E2 as a body only for an MSRP of $999.95 (Compare Prices). It features an interesting retro look with black only or a black with silver trim camera bodies.
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Thin cameras with large zoom lenses are starting to appear more often in the market. Still, it's not easy to find the best models that measure just under 1 inch in thickness while offering 10X or greater optical zoom lenses, such as the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS pictured here, which has a 12X zoom lens in a thin camera body.
With that in mind, I've compiled a list of the best cameras that meet these criteria. I've included a few cameras that are slightly thicker than 1 inch, when those cameras have greater than a 15X zoom lens, just for a little variety in the list.
Either way, click the link to read through my list of the best thin zoom cameras you'll find on the market.
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A $250 camera budget doesn't sound like much, but you'll be surprised at the best inexpensive digital cameras you'll find in the sub-$250 price range.
This price range provides a good mixture of slightly older beginner-level models that have dropped in price, along with new point and shoot models that have a good feature set, including plenty of resolution, large LCDs, interesting styles, and extremely thin camera bodies. The Olympus TG-830, pictured here, carries a waterproof design, for example.
With a budget of around $250, you'll have a lot of choices regarding your next camera. Just click the link to read my recently updated list of the best cameras for under $250.
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If mirrorless digital interchangeable lens cameras (also called DILs or ILCs) are the wave of the future in advanced photography, Sony is getting a jump on the competition when it comes to the upper end of the market with its now available Sony a7R.
This DIL model carries quite a few options that you might expect to see in a DSLR camera ... and some even better options. The a7R, which is one of the smallest full-frame image sensor interchangeable lens cameras ever created, offers 36.4 megapixels of resolution in its CMOS image sensor. The Sony a7R also offers a 3.0-inch articulated LCD, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, a viewfinder, and full 1080p HD video recording.
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As you're considering some potential holiday gifts for the photographers in your life, you may be thinking about a new interchangeable lens that will work with a DSLR or DIL camera. While this is a great gift idea, it can be a little confusing to find a lens that's compatible.
Certain lenses will not fit on certain camera bodies. In fact, depending on the type of camera that you have, it's probable that only a small percentage of the interchangeable lenses on the market will actually fit your camera.
With all of these options, it can be a little confusing to ensure full compatibility between your lens and DSLR or DIL camera. Click the link to read my tips and learn more about finding compatible lenses for your advanced camera.
If you were impressed by the announcement of the Nikon D5200 entry-level DSLR camera at CES 2013, you're also going to want to take a close look at its big brother, the recently released D5300. The Nikon D5300 carries a slightly higher price than the D5200 but also has some nice extra features.
The D5300 has an APS-C CMOS image sensor with 24.2 megapixels of resolution, which is impressive even in a mid-range DSLR camera. You'll also find a 3.2-inch articulated LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, and full HD 1080p video capabilities.
Nikon is offering the D5300 in three body colors, which is a bit unusual for this manufacturer's DSLR offerings. You'll find it in black, red, or gray body colors. The D5300 with a kit lens carries an MSRP of $1,399.95 (Compare Prices), but the price has dropped quickly this holiday season, so shop around.
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One of the great things about using a DSLR camera to shoot close-up photos is that you have a lot of options for adjusting the aperture and other settings to create a high-quality close-up photograph.
The DSLR camera also has a few different accessories you can pick from that are designed specifically for close-up or macro photographs, which can help you have even more success. Click the link to read some new tips to help you learn more about shooting macro, micro, and close-up photos with your DSLR camera and for learning about your options for accessories.
The best kids cameras include a wide variety of models, some of which are basically toys, while others are beginner-level models that are really easy to use.
One thing they have in common is that they need to be fun and easy to use.
Just click the link above to read my full list of the best kids cameras, many of which have a cool look, such as the Pentax R1500 (pictured here) that has changeable skins.
Keep in mind that if your child has some photography experience, most of the cameras listed in my new best kids cameras article aren't going to be powerful enough to meet their needs. If you want more of an intermediate or advanced model, check out my digital camera gift guide instead.
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If Panasonic isn't among the camera manufacturing companies you consider when shopping for a new digital camera, you may want to rethink that choice. Panasonic has quietly become one of the world's leading camera makers, offering a great mixture of point and shoot and advanced DIL cameras.
It has been an especially strong 18 months for Panasonic camera announcements, such as the colorful Lumix DMC-LX7 (pictured here). To help you with your holiday shopping, I've compiled a list of the best new Panasonic cameras that have been released in the past 18 months. Just click the link to see the full list of the best new Panasonic cameras.
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