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Digital Camera Options
Cameras give you the chance to capture your world, exactly how you see it. But for many people, the huge number of styles, terminology, technology and accessories can make finding the right camera a daunting prospect. Thankfully, at Best Buy, we can help you navigate the sea of digital cameras to find the perfect one for you. And with all the best digital cameras at the best prices available, you're sure to find a camera you love that's still within your budget.
Types of Digital Cameras to Consider
With all the cameras for sale today, where do you start? First, think about how you'd like to use your digital camera and what you'll be doing with the images you take. Will you be taking your camera along for the ride on your adventures, more concerned with documenting the action and capturing memories than producing professional prints? A point-and-shoot camera might be perfect for you. Are you a pro or amateur photographer looking for full control over the images you take? A DSLR camera would serve you well. Do you find yourself caught in the middle, looking for easy portability but not wanting to sacrifice image quality? A mirrorless camera would most likely strike the right balance for your needs.
Point-and-shoot digital cameras are all about ease of use. With these cameras, you'll get many of the most-used features you're looking for in a compact design. Be sure to look for advanced capabilities like long-zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS, and water and drop resistance if you think your adventures will warrant them.
DSLR cameras, on the other hand, are focused on control. These powerful models let you dictate every facet of the pictures you take, from focusing to exposure control. Their big image sensors make for incredible image quality, and their fast autofocus means you'll get great shots even when the action speeds up.
Mirrorless cameras do a great job of balancing control with convenience. You'll find many of the same features as a DSLR, but all housed in a tidy package that's easy to carry. These cameras have interchangeable lenses for total control of your images and also boast the shooting speed and fast autofocus of a DSLR camera.