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Point-and-shoot Cameras: Articles & Videos

Point and shoot cameras guide

Point and shoot cameras guide

by Eric Angevine

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

 
Digital cameras buying guide

Digital cameras buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Shopping for a digital camera? Find out which digital camera style and what features are most important before you choose.

 
Printing and Storing Your Digital Photos

Printing and Storing Your Digital Photos

by Julie Govan

Get the scoop on ways to print, share, and safely store your digital photos.

 
Accessorize Your Digital SLR

Accessorize Your Digital SLR

by Dave Bar

Learn how lenses, flashes, and other SLR accessories can help you capture distant images, snap detailed closeups, or take professional looking portraits.

 
Digital Cameras FAQ

Digital Cameras FAQ

by Dave Bar

How does a digital camera take pictures? What kind of memory does a digital camera use? I've taken a few digital photos using my new camera. What do I do now? While looking around at digital cameras, I've occasionally noticed two different pixel counts for the same camera. Why? Plus more...

 
Digital Camera Glossary

Digital Camera Glossary

by Dave Bar

Learn about the features and specifications that have made digital cameras "must-have" electronic products.

 
Digital Camera Accessories

Digital Camera Accessories

by Meredith Krebs

Learn how having accessories like extra batteries, a camera bag, and a tripod will help you take better photos with your digital camera.

 
Digital Photo Printers: How to Choose

Digital Photo Printers: How to Choose

by Dave Bar

Tips on what to look for in a digital photo printer.

 
Video: How to Choose a Camera

Video: How to Choose a Camera

by Tara W.

We show you the different types of digital cameras available, and explain what each one is best at. With all the different models to choose from, we feel it's important to find the one that best fits your needs. After all, the best camera is the one you have with you.

 
Video: How to Choose a Lens

Video: How to Choose a Lens

by Zak Billmeier

Zak shows us the different lenses you can use on a digital SLR camera or interchangeable lens hybrid camera, and how to get the pictures you want.

 
Improve your outdoor action photos

Improve your outdoor action photos

by Woody Sherman

If your action photos have suffered from being too dark, too blurry or just too darn far away, the right settings and the proper lens can work wonders.

 
Better People Photos with a Digital Camera

Better People Photos with a Digital Camera

by Julie Govan

I have a Nikon digital SLR, and I use it a lot. But I'm not that experienced at what I still think of as "real" photography -- in fact, my current digital SLR was my first experience with manual...

 
Use your flash--even in the sun

Use your flash--even in the sun

by Tara W.

I want it all when I take pictures. I want clear, expansive landscapes in the background and bright, smiling people in the foreground. And I've discovered a little tip that helps me achieve it, too...

 
Making a List, Checking It Twice: Great Family Portraits

Making a List, Checking It Twice: Great Family Portraits

by Julie Govan

Mastering the family portrait Every year, I try to take really great group shots of my family - and for many years, most of the pictures I took weren't ones I wanted to...

 
How to take a picture of the moon

How to take a picture of the moon

by Zak Billmeier

1/250, ISO 200, f/8, 600mm. 5D Mark II, using "Live View" mode on a tripod, with the 10-second self-timer. Ever since the dawn of time, man has gazed at the moon. And ever since the...

 
Memory Card Readers: Why you might need one

Memory Card Readers: Why you might need one

by Kristen Schaub

If you're like me, then chances are you've got more than a few electronics lying around at home. I've got my cell phone, my digital camera, and...

 
Point and Shoot Cameras in the Wild

Point and Shoot Cameras in the Wild

by Ken Nail

If smartphones can do it all, why use a point-and-shoot camera? Fresh off the Appalachian Trail, Ken has some pretty good reasons.

 
Video: Nikon S800c Digital Camera

Video: Nikon S800c Digital Camera

by Zak Billmeier

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is a compact point-and-shoot camera with smartphone-like Wi-Fi functionality. You can snap a photo and instantly upload it to Facebook or email it to friends, as long as you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.

 
Video: Canon Powershot SX50 HS Camera

Video: Canon Powershot SX50 HS Camera

by Zak Billmeier

The Canon Powershot SX50 HS lets you get close — really close — to the action. It sports a robust 50x zoom lens that works like a 1200mm lens would on a full-frame camera, along with fast autofocus and easy-to-use controls.

 
Crutchfield: Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

Crutchfield: Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

by Zak Billmeier

Canon's PowerShot N digital camera features a fresh new design, with a tilting screen, no traditional shutter button, and built-in Wi-FiĀ® for easy photo sharing. The wide-angle lens zooms optically to 8X, giving you a wide range of shooting options.