Looking for a digital camera? If so, then you probably want to be sure that you pick out the right one. The following is an overview of several of the best cameras out there, so read on and make up your mind. . .
Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera
For less than $400 you can have this camera, which is great for both beginner and advanced photographers. This is one of Canon's best cameras in the A-series and it comes with many great features. A 7.1 megapixel camera, this is great for those who need pictures with high definition, and you are sure to be pleased with all the exposure controls available too.
Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera
Also under $400, although not quite as snappy as the A620, this is a camera that has a variety of advanced functions that both pros and novices alike will enjoy. This is a 5.0 megapixel camera that has a special fold out 2 inch LCD screen. With this camera you start at wide angle, but the camera can accept telephoto and wide angle lenses as well.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-p200 Digital Camera
If you like what Sony offered before, you'll find that this digital camera is even better. With 7.2 megapixiels, a great 2 inch display, and Sony's Picture Package software included, this is a great buy for only $400. The 3x zoom lens and the memory stick storage are added bonuses too, not to mention all the accessories that come along.
Olympus 720SW Digital Camera
This camera comes with a great 2.5 inch viewing screen that makes taking pictures easy. It is both water proof and shock proof and is small enough to fit in your pocket. You can even use this camera under water for great underwater shots you can't get with most cameras. Puts out great pictures and is easy for anyone to use.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
Reasonably priced at less than $300, this is a great choice if you are on a budget. The camera comes with a 10x zoom lens, and now with this 7.2 megapixel camera you also get a true wide angle view as well. With a great design and three color choices, blue, silver, and black, the camera is a nice looking, portable, and very compact choice.
Canon Rebel XTi Digital Camera
If you are willing to pay a bit more, you can get Canon's SLR, the Rebel, which broke the $1000 price barrier for the first time for digital SLR's. This camera has a 2.5" screen and features manual modes and auto mode alike. There are many accessories that can be added too, so you can get all the zoom lenses, filters, and other accessories you desire.
Nikon D200 Digital Camera
For those who are truly serious about photography and aren't afraid to spend more than $1000, this Nikon is a great choice. It is a digital SLR that comes with both manual and automatic controls. It is a favorite among many, especially because of the ability to control lighting and take pictures that are amazing.
Kodak EasyShare V530 Digital Camera
This camera is one of the best compact digital cameras out there, and it's a great buy for less than $300. It comes with a 3x optical zoom and offers 5 megapixels to work with too. There is no manual mode and no viewfinder either, so you'll have to just rely on the LCD screen when you are taking shots with this camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
If you are looking for a camera that almost has SLR capabilities without the high price, this camera should be at the top of your list. For less than $700 you can have this capable camera that boasts 8 megapixels, and a choice of the LCD screen or a digital viewfinder when shooting pictures. The superzoom lens is definitely an added bonus as well.
Casio Exilim EX-P505
A cross between a digital camera and a digital camcorder, the price of $490 is definitely a great buy. The still camera boasts 5 megapixels and the videos that you can take with the camera are MPEG-4 videos that are 640 by 480. There are various ISO settings available and high shutter speeds are part of deal, as well as a 2" LCD that swivels.
There are hundreds of digital cameras on the market today. Choosing the best for your own needs can be a challenge. Hopefully, the guide above will get you started in finding the right one for you.
Bruce Santucci is webmaster of Digital Cameras where you can explore more camera choices and read additional information. He also offers free information and techniques on getting the most from your digital camera on his digital photography blog and offers more practical photography advice at digital photography work .