Your digital camera is your memory catcher. Make sure you select the right type for you and your needs!
Camera quality is important, but many parents consider durability even more critical. The rugged design of the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 resists water, freezing, shock, dust and sand, and has 16.4 megapixels and a variety of unique shooting modes.
The Budding Photographer
If you’re looking to get into personal or even professional photography, you’ll want to pick up a DSLR camera, which stands for digital single-lens reflex camera. These types of cameras allow for changeable lenses for all different situations and applications, and these lenses are what makes photography an expensive hobby for most. Kits will be most cost effective, like the Nikon D3200 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with a 18-55 mm zoom lens. Books, online forums, and even a class or two can help you master the basics and best use your new camera.
The Camera-Smartphone Duo
If you’re looking for a superior camera that you will have on you at all times, you may consider a hybrid smartphone-camera model. Phones like this put a strong emphasis on their camera quality, so other aspects of the smartphone may suffer as a result. The Nokia Lumia 1020, for example, has an impressive 41 megapixel camera but is a bit heavier and clunkier than most other phones as a result.
The Video and Still Shooter
Preserving memories is more than just still shots, so if you don’t have a standalone camcorder, you may want a two-in-one camera. The Olympus PEN E-PL2 is one such camera, boasting a 12.3 megapixel camera, built-in image stabilization, automatic face detection, and 1080i full HD video.
The Compact Point-And-Shoot
You might be looking for an all-purpose, inexpensive point and shoot to take with you anywhere: the beach, a concert, a party. And if you want to travel light, pick a camera that isn’t heavy and can fit comfortably in your pocket. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 has a variety of great shooting settings for any lighting or location, but removes a zoom lens to not add any extra weight to your travels.