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Buying Guide: Keys to Shopping for a Digital Camera

With hundreds of models available, digital camera shopping can be a challenging chore. Make use of tips found in a digital camera buying guide to determine exactly the features you need. Work through the jargon, and learn how to find the best digital camera for you.
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  3. Digital Cameras for Kids (7)
  4. Warranty Information (8)

Which Camera Should I Buy?
Which camera should I buy? If you're asking yourself this question, you can use the digital camera reviews, new camera products, best camera lists, and the camera information in this list. Use this digital camera gift guide to find the perfect camera-related gift for the holidays or any other time.

DSLR Buying Guide
If you're serious about your photography then, at some stage, you're going to want to upgrade to a DSLR camera. My handy guide will point you in the right direction, and help you chose the best DSLR camera for your needs.

Tips for Buying Used Camera Lenses
Buying used camera lenses for your DSLR is a far cheaper option for most photographers, although some caution is needed. Use these tips for buying used camera lenses to have a successful buying experience.

Find the Best New Digital Cameras
If you are shopping for a new digital camera, and you have a particular camera manufacturer in mind, read through this list to see all of the best new cameras introduced during the past 6-12 months.

Last Minute Photography Gifts
Shopping at the last minute for a gift doesn't have to be a disaster, though, especially if your gift recipient is a photographer. Try these last minute photography gift suggestions.

Finding DSLR Accessories
Use these tips to learn more about finding DSLR accessories and hardware that is compatible with your DSLR camera, and for learning about your options for finding DSLR accessories.

Camera Lens Buying Guide
You've chosen your new DSLR camera, but now you need lenses to go with your new system. Fortunately, this guide should help you decipher the "lens lingo."

Cool Camera Gifts
Although practical gifts are OK, sometimes it's just nice to give a really cool gift, especially on Father's Day. If your dad is a photographer, consider some of these cool camera gifts for him.

Before You Buy: Digital Camera Shopping Checklist
Before you buy a digital camera, it's important to do your homework. By taking a little time to prepare before you buy, you'll greatly increase your chances of ending up with a model that meets your needs. Use this digital camera shopping checklist to figure out what you need to know before you buy.

Worst 5 Digital Camera Buying Mistakes
Achieving success when shopping for a digital camera can be as much about what you do wrong as what you do right. Avoid these digital camera buying mistakes.

Stick to Your Digital Camera Budget
When shopping for a digital camera, you'll find quite a few "hidden" costs beyond the cost of the camera itself. Don't let the costs of the necessary add-ons surprise you and break your budget.

Best Red and Pink Cameras
Finding great Valentine's Day gifts can be difficult. Do you go with something practical or something related to Valentine's Day itself? Why not do both? Find the best red and pink digital cameras here.

Best Orange Cameras
If you're looking for a digital camera to match your Halloween costume -- or if orange is simply your favorite color -- consider this list of the best orange cameras.

What Do I Need to Know Before Shopping?
This guide from the retailer Crutchfield provides plenty of background for those shopping for their first digital camera.

Learn Digital Camera Terminology
Panasonic has put together a brief guide explaining some of the key components and technologies you should know when preparing to buy a digital camera.

Best Studio Lighting Kits
If you really want to take your photography to the next level, you'll probably want to consider investing in a studio lighting kit. The advantage of studio lights is that you can control the light far more easily, as the lights can be moved around.

Finding Compatible DSLR Lenses
Lenses can be expensive pieces of equipment, so it’s important to know which lenses will work with your DSLR camera. Use these tips to learn more about finding compatible lenses.

Best Wide-Angle Lenses for APS-C DSLR Cameras
Manufacturers have started producing lenses specifically designed for APS-C cameras. These lenses are super-wide (to allow for focal length conversion), and they are designed in cheaper materials to keep costs down. Here is a list of some of the best wide-angle lenses for APS-C DSLR cameras.

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