Photography can be a method of documenting news to share it with the world or capturing moments of your life to enhance your own memories. Or photography can be an art form focused on creation, expression, and experimentation. Whatever the basis of your interest in photography, the Internet is your starting point for finding what you want to know. Whether you're just starting to learn about technique or thinking about offering your own photographs for sale, this guide will show you where to look for the information you need.
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Ready to buy? A variety of Web sites exist to help you navigate the potentially overwhelming world of cameras and equipment. They offer professional product evaluations, user reviews, price comparisons, and sometimes even news about the latest technological advances. Here are our favorites.
- Unfortunately for those who prefer the traditional film camera, most camera review Web sites are dedicated to digital cameras; you will have to dig a little deeper to find reviews of traditional or 35mm film cameras. A few of the Web sites below offer reviews of this type, but also try Amazon.com for a good selection of reviews written by camera owners.
- When assessing products, look for both in-depth professional reviews and user reviews. This will enable you to get a more detailed, systematic evaluation as well as hear from people who own and use the product regularly.
- Keep in mind that the newest or most technologically advanced camera is not always the best. Depending on your needs, a model even a few years old can be as good for your purposes as this year's, and at a lower price.
For camera and equipment reviews ...
Digital Photography Review
is perhaps the most thorough selection of digital camera and equipment reviews available on the web. The reviews are very detailed and users can contribute their own feedback
, so you can get a good sense of owner satisfaction for particular cameras. The site also features galleries of photos taken by particular cameras as well as an active discussion forum.
Digital Camera Resource
offers reviews, a buyer's guide, and forums, plus price comparison powered by PriceGrabber.com. Digital Camera Resource is part of the "big four" digital camera sites, and features products "regular" consumers will likely want, rather than high-end cameras that cost upwards of $5,000. There isn't much technical jargon in these reviews either, so they're useful for even those brand new to digital cameras.
features reviews and news on digital cameras and equipment. The site includes a list of what it deems the best cameras, a digicam dictionary, a section on digital camcorders, and more.
's equipment reviews cover digital and 35mm cameras and equipment, and the site includes guides on how to select a camera, where to buy, and other topics.
is yet another source of digital camera reviews, with photo tutorials, news updates, and forums.
has news, product reviews, tutorials and forums on digital photography equipment. This site is unique in that it categorizes cameras by their main characteristics. The "Cool Tools" section will help you supplement your digital camera with some accessories, and features a shortlist of best picks.
, widely respected for its detailed electronics reviews, includes a decent-sized section of cameras and photography equipment.
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