LEARN: How to Buy a Point-and-Shoot Camera

In this Guide

1. Types of P/S cameras
2. Features to consider
3. How to test before you buy
4. How much to spend
5. Quick facts

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Quick point-and-shoot facts

You'll get a faster lens in a non-zoom camera. Choose a glass-lens camera with an f/2.8 or f/3.5 lens for sharper pictures.

Know the flash and exposure modes you want. Portrait modes are best for photos of people and a panoramic mode is best used for scenic shots.

APS cameras are meant for worry-free snapshots. If you want creativity or enlargements, choose a 35mm camera.

A weather-resistant camera is fine for beaches, skiing, and boating, but not for immersion.

Don’t buy more camera than you need. Buy the camera that fits your hands and eyes.

Read the PhotographyREVIEW.com reviews to select products with the features you’ll use most often.

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