Photography for Beginners Part 23: Buying a Camera – Types of Cameras

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 21: Should You Buy a New Camera?
Part 22: Upgrading Camera Body vs. Lens


In the previous two posts we discussed some questions to help you decide if you should upgrade your camera. If you’re not sure, I suggest reading those posts first.

In this post I assume you have definitely decided to buy a new camera but aren’t sure which type of camera is best for you or maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the different models available. The info in this post applies whether you’re buying your first real digital camera or are upgrading from a more basic camera.

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