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Fall Photography Sale.

Limited time only: 18-month financing on all camera, drone and Geek Squad® purchases $599 and up with the My Best Buy® Credit Card.

Offer valid through 9/29/18. Subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply. Easy Replenish™ purchases excluded. Geek Squad purchase must be associated with the qualifying product(s).

Camera, memory card

Sony Deal

Free memory card with select Sony mirrorless cameras.

Excludes open-box items.

Camera, film

Instant Camera Offer

Free film with Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6.

Buy this camera in blush gold, and get a 20-sheet pack of instax SQUARE film for free.

Excludes open-box items.

Cameras, memory card

Camera Offer

Free memory card with select Canon cameras.

When you buy select Canon PowerShot cameras, you'll get a free 32GB memory card.

Excludes open-box items.

Camera, camera bag

Nikon Offer

Free bag with Nikon D3400.

When you buy a Nikon D3400 DSLR camera with two lenses, you'll get a free camera bag.

Excludes open-box items.

Shop by camera type

DSLR cameras

Step up to a bigger image sensor for superior image quality, and enjoy fast shooting speeds for action photos. Plus, choose from a huge selection of interchangeable lenses.

Point-and-shoot cameras

Find great image quality packed into a small design. Choose from low-light, long-zoom, Wi-Fi, or GPS options. And take them anywhere with drop-resistant and waterproof designs.

Mirrorless cameras

Enjoy DSLR-like features in a smaller, lighter body that lets you use interchangeable lenses. Never miss a shot with fast autofocus and quick shooting speed.

camera experience shop

More cameras. More help. More hands on.

Come in to experience our expanded selection of cameras, lenses and accessories. Plus, get photography advice from our experts.

Blue Shirt with customers

Better photos are just a class away.

Find free photography workshops for beginners and workshop tours for intermediates.

Available in select locations only.

4K UHD products

Capture and share memories in 4K Ultra HD.

From everyday moments to big family vacations, Sony products preserve your memories and bring the 4K experience to life.

Protection & Services

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Shopping for Digital Cameras

Types of Digital Cameras

A good way to start your search for the best digital camera for your lifestyle is to identify what types of photos you'll likely be taking, and what you'll be doing with them. When you think of the best digital cameras for sale, you're likely thinking of DSLR cameras, or digital single-lens reflex cameras, that can be used with interchangeable lenses, and allow advanced exposure control for creative results limited only by the photographer's imagination. DSLRs have a mirror that allows you to look through the lens as you compose your image, and they are renowned for providing quality results in low light situations.

Mirrorless cameras have become quite popular in recent years for casual hobbyists, advanced amateurs and others serious about photography who don't require a professional digital camera. These cameras have many features in common with DSLR cameras, but are smaller, lighter, less bulky, and without the mirror. They can also be used with separate mirrorless lenses. Point and shoot cameras are all about ease of use. They're more compact than the other two types, they're lighter and easier to carry, and they're more affordable. They have permanently attached lenses, so they don't allow manual control of key settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

Maybe the best camera for you is an action camera, designed to attach to helmets, surfboards, cars and bikes, for instance, to chronicle point of view adventures. GoPro and Sony make some of the more popular action cameras available.

Digital Camera or Smartphone Camera?

Cameras in many of the latest smartphones offer consistent quality photos and are extremely convenient since many people always have their phones with them. With a smartphone camera, there is also the benefit of instantly sharing your photos with family or friends. On the other hand, even low-end point and shoot cameras offer more photo-taking versatility than smartphones, including real zoom and other lens manipulation. Though some smartphones have manual controls so you can fine-tune photo exposure, many do not, and poor results in low light situations are not uncommon.

You may want a combination of these camera types, in order to have all eventualities covered. For instance, your smartphone can be ideal for handling photo opportunities that come up on the spur of the moment. On the other hand, if you're on a safari in Africa taking a photo of a lion, you'll be better off utilizing the zoom on a DSLR camera than moving in close enough to line up the shot with your smartphone.