Gizmodo Camera Buying Guide 2014: Everything You Need To Know

Gizmodo Camera Buying Guide 2014: Everything You Need To Know

Purchasing a new camera can be a daunting task. There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing between different models, though, that can simply the process somewhat. Here are some of the crucial things you need to know if you’re thinking of buying a new camera.

Which Digital Camera Is Right For You?

If you’re thinking of buying a new camera, how do you make the right choice? There are dozens of different cameras on store shelves today, everything from the most basic point-and-shoot to the most high-end professional digital SLR. Most people are best suited with some compromise between the two, but there’s an art to picking the right one, so here’s a guide to choosing between the different kinds of cameras.

5 Tips For Understanding Manual Photography Features

If you can already take a great photo using your new digital camera in its automatic or semi-manual shooting modes, why not go the whole hog and try out entirely manual photography? It’ll add a completely different dimension to your photographs through trial and error, and you’ll add an entirely new set of skills to your portfolio. Here are five quick tips for using your camera manually.

Our Favourite Upgrades, Accessories And Add-Ons

If you already have a camera, there are plenty of ways you can make it better. Any camera on the market today can be upgraded, kitted out with extras, or improved — here are a few of our favourites. Pick up an extra battery or two, some new lenses and a lens filter and really up your photography game. You don’t even need to spend a lot to get some extras that will open the door to new photographic techniques.

Beginner Vs More Advanced Camera Features

If you’ve been taking photos for a while, chances are you’re already reaching the limits of what your camera can do. Dabbling with different types of photography, or diving into manual settings, sometimes requires a camera a little better than entry-level. What do you get from buying a more powerful, more versatile, maybe slightly more expensive mirrorless camera or DSLR?

Mirrorless Cameras Explained

If you haven’t bought a camera within the last couple of years, you’d be forgiven for being a little confused when you walk into your local camera store. There’s a relatively new category of cameras that aren’t point-and-shoot compacts and aren’t digital SLRs. Mirrorless digital cameras take the best parts of a DSLR and shoehorn them into an almost-compact-camera sized chassis, giving you a portable shooter that can capture photos you’d be happy to share online or print.