Cameras: Categories
  • Camera & Camcorder Specials

  • Digital SLR Cameras

    If top-notch picture quality is your ultimate goal, you're probably in the market for a digital SLR camera. DSLRs let you swap out lenses for different shooting situations, and they offer flexible controls for hands-on photography.

  • Point-and-shoot Cameras

    Most point-and-shoot cameras are designed for photographers who want to keep it simple. These convenient, compact, all-in-one cameras are easy to carry along when you're traveling or just out and about.

  • Digital Cameras

    Shop our whole selection of digital cameras here: SLRs, point-and-shoots, "hybrid" interchangeable lens cameras, and more.

  • Video Cameras

    Capture the moments you want to preserve, and share them with friends and family. Shop for regular handheld camcorders, specialty sports cameras, and professional models.

  • Surveillance Cameras

    Keep tabs on areas inside and around your home.

  • Binoculars & Scopes

    Get clear views of distant objects with a set of binoculars or a fieldscope.

  • Camera Accessories

    Shop for camera lenses, battery chargers, waterproof cases and more.

  • Digital Photo Printers

    Make sharp, colorful prints of your photos, right at home.

  • Trade in Your Gear

    We've partnered with CExchange® so you can turn your older electronics into Crutchfield Gift Cards.

  • Memory Cards

    Digital memory cards for storing music files, digital photos, and more

Point and shoot cameras guideUse a digital point-and-shoot camera to take photos your cell phone can't.

Compact System Cameras guideLearn what a compact system camera is, how it differs from other types of camera, and what to look for when you're researching your options.

Popular Questions and Helpful Ideas
Digital SLR vs. digital point-and-shoot: How do I know which one is right for me?

If you simply want to take informal photos of friends and family, you don't need a lot of features, and you prize compact size, an all-in-one digital camera makes sense. On the other hand, if you'd like more control, more responsive shooting, and higher-quality photos, and you don't mind a larger camera that won't fit in a pocket, you may be ready for a digital SLR. You can learn more about SLR features here.

What camcorder do I need if I want to upload videos to YouTube?

Fortunately, YouTube is so flexible that just about any video you create can be uploaded there, assuming it's less than 2 gigabyte in size. However, some manufacturers are adding special modes to camcorders and cameras just for use when shooting footage that you intend to put on YouTube or other video-sharing websites. There are even compact camcorders designed specifically for sharing your videos online.

If I have a camera with HD video built-in, do I need a separate camcorder?

It depends on what you plan to shoot. If you just want to record short clips on occasion, a camera with video capability should be fine. But if you plan to record special events like weddings or recitals, or if you want more manual control over settings like exposure and white balance, you'd probably benefit from having a separate, high-quality camcorder. See our camera and camcorder shopping guides for tips on choosing the right one for you.