Happy Friday! If you are like Samantha, who has been out
of the loop on digital cameras for quite sometime and is looking for
a new digital camera to replace her old compact point-and-shoot,
then this discussion topic may be for you.
After years of using her good point-and-shoot camera, Samantha
recently went shopping for a new one and low and behold, she realized
that after many years of not paying attention, a new breed of cameras
is around. These cameras don't exactly fall in the compact camera
class nor do they fall into the more fancy dSLR cameras, but are like
a "hybrid" camera, being somewhat compact yet having an
interchangeable lens (here are some examples).
Well Samantha, never fear, our community members are here. This week a
bunch of members, and even CNET Senior Editor Lori Grunin, came by to
contribute their knowledge on all the latest digital camera technologies.
Not only are these "hybrid" cameras explained, including their pros and cons,
but the discussion features tips and lessons on digital camera sensors and
helps to answer what makes one camera better specification than another. I
learned a few things myself.
So to start, I have a few listed member responses in the Q&A
section below, but please read through all our members' advice. I'm
sure that by the time Samantha gets through this discussion, she'll have a
much better idea of what camera will fit her needs and an updated
lesson on all the new camera breeds out there. The discussion is open,
so come on in and join us. If you have any other tips or buying advice
or more insight on cameras, please share! Thank you all for your
invaluable knowledge! Have a great weekend.
Q: Help! I need a new digital camera. What are these new hybrid-looking ones? I hope you can help me out. My well-served Sony compact digital camera
of over six years just crapped out on me and I found out that it's not
worth fixing (the cost of fixing was more than I paid when I bought it
new!) I figure after all these years of use, it's time to look for a
new one. I recently window-shopped at my local Target department store
and I was surprised to see a lot more variety of cameras these days,
whereas six years ago I remember having two choices -- it was either a
compact camera or one those big fancy ones with big lenses that were
interchangeable. Click here to read more...
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work. My requirements are straightforward: it needs to be securely
password-protected and the data on the drive must be accessible using any PC
computer whether it is mine or another person's, regardless of which Windows
OS. Does anyone know of such a program that works, is secure and reliable,
and won't break the bank? I don't need all the bells and whistles, just a
secure external drive to protect my data. Thanks in advance for any