2011 Holiday Buyer’s Guide

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Top Digital Cameras for the Holidays

Shooting and sharing pictures has never been easier. Flickr, Tumblr, Facebook, twitter – if you’ve got photos you want to show the world, there are countless ways to do it. And as our sharing options have expanded, so have our camera options. Mirrorless, DSLR, advanced compact, ultrazooms – there’s a different camera, different lens and different shooting mode it seems for every kind of photographer.

In short, it’s a jungle out there. We’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for a casual shooter or the next Ansel Adams, we’ve got recommendations to help you put the right camera in the right hands this year. Be sure to come back throughout the season as we add more advice, top picks and tips for your holiday shopping.

Top Digital Camera Splurges for the Holidays
If it’s the best you want, we’ve got a list of five of our favorite cameras from the past year. They’re all worth a little splurge.

Which Big Sensor Camera?
Looking for something big? From low-light performance to dynamic range, a big sensor offers some big benefits. But buying into a big sensor system no longer just includes DSLRs. Our guide to big sensor cameras will help you choose the right big sensor camera for your needs.

More Resources for Your Holiday Shopping
All of DCR’s Recent Camera Reviews
Didn’t see what you were looking for? Browse hundreds of camera reviews, from top-of-the-line DSLRs to budget point-and-shoots in our reviews archive.
Digital Photo Storage Options
Got storage? An often overlooked piece of the digital photographer’s darkroom is storage space. An external hard drive really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Don’t forget about the digital darkroom. We checked out some of the latest software and post-capture sharing options at this year’s PhotoPlus tradeshow.