Introduction to Digital Cameras

Get an introduction to digital cameras in this free lesson, which covers the basics and dives in to more advanced features as well.

Choosing a digital camera

If you're shopping for a digital camera, the number of choices can be overwhelming. However, if you can narrow your search to a specific price range or type of camera, then it may make your choice much easier. In addition, many cameras have special features such as red-eye correction and anti-blink, so you may want to think about which features are important to you.

Types of digital cameras

Most cameras can be grouped into four main types: digital SLR (or DSLR), point-and-shoot, bridge cameras, and camera phones. Each type has advantages and disadvantages, and some types are more expensive than others. To narrow down your search, try to determine which of these types will best fit your needs.

View the infographic to learn about the different types of digital cameras available.