Digital Camera Types

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The Best Features of a Digital SLR Camera

All digital SLR cameras have a variety of features that make your job as a photographer much easier, more pleasant, and more creative. When deciding whether to go for a dSLR, consider these dSLR features [more…]

Categorizing Types of Digital Cameras

Digital cameras fall into several overlapping categories, which are usually defined by a number of features. Specifications that define a category change over time. However, the categories themselves have [more…]

Choosing between an SLR or Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera

The majority of digital cameras are automatic, point-and-shoot models. They offer convenience and ease of use, providing autofocus, autoexposure, and auto just-about-everything else. But photographers [more…]

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Road Map

Can't remember which button or dial to move to adjust which setting on your Olympus PEN E-PL1? Print these pages and tuck them into your camera bag for easy reference. Note that the information here assumes [more…]

Taking Advantage of the Live Control Screen for the Olympus PEN E-PL1

In the advanced shooting modes (P, A, S, and M) in your Olympus PEN E-PL1, you can quickly adjust critical shooting settings via the Live Control display, shown here. Press OK to display the screen and [more…]

What Does That Button Do on the Olympus E-PL1?

Some of the Olympus E-PL1 buttons and other external controls play different roles depending on whether you're in shooting mode or playback mode. Here's a rundown of the default function of each control [more…]

Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies

Your Olympus PEN E-PL1 packs a ton of photography punch into a sleek, compact package. To help you get acquainted with your digital camera, here's a quick-reference guide that labels your camera's external [more…]

Comparing Digital Camera Types

Shopping for a digital camera is like choosing any device. You can carefully weigh multiple criteria considering expert reviews, or you can buy the blue one. All cameras have features that will be more [more…]

Compact Digital, Fixed Lens, and DSLR Cameras

Which camera should you use for macro and close-up photography? There are three general categories for digital cameras on the market, each designed to suit the needs of a different type of photographer [more…]

Compact Digital Camera (CDC) versus Digital SLR

When taking photos of dogs, you need to consider which type of camera you're going to use. The digital photography world has two main types of cameras: small, affordable, point-and-shoot type compact digital [more…]

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