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CameraChoosing a camera doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Consider when and where you plan to use the camera. Do you always want to be “on the ready” with your camera to catch the action? Then you may want to consider a smaller, stylish camera. Aspiring to be a professional? You may prefer a serious, SLR style camera. The following list can help you decide:

Which camera is right for me?

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SLR vs. Point-and-Shoot
Still debating between a SLR camera or a Point-and-Shoot? SLR means Single Lens Reflex. I bet you need more information than that, right? Perfect. See more below...

SLR (Single-Lens Reflex)Point-and-Shoot
• Greater resolution
• Interchangeable lenses
• Powerful flash units
• Manual focus/exposure controls
• Higher price
• Easy to use
• More compact design
• Lower price

Looking for a venti lens reflex? Good try, but single is where it ends.

Click TipClick Tip: Keep in mind, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one! You might want a less expensive point-and-shoot camera for everyday use and a higher-quality SLR to use for family pictures and arty still-life shots.

Before you shop, brush up on these features so you know how to compare models and choose the camera that’s right for you...