Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

This might be the ideal camera for anyone who doesn’t want to make major compromises when they’re not using a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera.

How to improve your photos without spending a dime

What's the one thing a photographer needs even more than a faster lens or better camera? Good light. Photographer Ben Long explains what qualifies as "good light" and how to find it.

The secret to spooky jack-o-lantern photos

Show off your ghoulish creation with these simple photography tricks.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

This Four Thirds-based camera features SLR-like image quality in a smaller form factor.

Shooting by moonlight

There's no reason to put away your camera when the lights go out. In this week's Snapshot column, photographer Ben Long explains how he captured this moonlit landscape.

Capture the action with a helmet camera

Give your videos a unique point of view with these mountable cameras

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

If you’re looking for an SLR under $1,000 that takes great images and movies, then the Rebel T1i is an excellent choice.

Casio Exilim EX-FC100

It’s the high-speed shooting features that really set the Exilim EX-FC100 from other point-and-shoot cameras. Otherwise, it's a very capable device, offering all of the features you’d expect in a compact, pocket-size camera.

Tiffen Dfx 2

Tiffen, one of the leading manufacturers of lens filters, has released a package of plug-in filters that simulate the effects of their real-world lens filters; and it's very exciting that Tiffen has done such a good job in producing a plug-in collection that’s useful and performs well.

Nikon D90

If you shoot pictures with a digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and carry a point-and-shoot for its video capability, then Nikon’s D90 might be the camera for you.

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Canon's PowerShot A1100 IS provides a very good price/performance ratio, and it’s even available in four fashionable colors. If you’re looking for a good entry-level camera, you should consider the A1100.

GE A835

If you’ve finally decided to jump on the digital camera bandwagon, GE's A835 isn’t a bad choice, but for just a little more money you could get a camera that delivers better image quality.

Polaroid t1031

If you currently shoot pictures and video with a mobile phone, then Polaroid's t1031 will be a big step forward in image quality. Its overall design is well-implemented, and it’s certainly not lacking for features. However, for about the same price, you can get better image quality from other cameras.

Canon PowerShot A470

Canon’s PowerShot A470 doesn’t have the largest feature set, or the smallest design, or the highest pixel count among cameras in the $100 price range. But the A470 produces top-notch images and is easy to shoot with, and its feature set provides everything you need.

Nikon Coolpix L19

The Coolpix L19 is a good camera for a little over a hundred bucks. If budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a camera phone.