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Point & Shoot Cameras
These are only examples listed on 11/24/11 here at in the desert. These models will be upgraded and some discontinued. Shown only to clarify the different types of cameras available. There are just too many to show them all here, or to give recommendations for different manufacturer's types. If your concerned about service and warranty then our suggestion is to stay with the major brands. The major brands like Nikon, Canon, and Sony will have more features and will upgrade the cameras features more often through firmware upgrades.
Point and shoot cameras have several good points. No extra lenses to carry with you! There is not much chance of getting dust on a sensor as the lens is fixed to the camera body. It also requires a smaller camera bag. Often they have long range zooms, which would be very expensive in a D-SLR camera.
Micro Four Thirds
These camera are smaller than D-SLR's. They have inter-changeable lenses. The number of lenses and quality of lenses is not as good as the full sized cameras. They have good resolution and good image quality. There are quite a few cameras in this group from Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, and Olympus.
Amazon has an amazingly large supply of different digital cameras at great prices. For your convenience you can continue your search at Amazon's store right here.
Canon, Pansonic and Sony are probably your best option. Good image quality and some have great video capabilities.
Super zooms - Shown here, and there are also smaller pocketable P&S cameras, some even have have full-frame sensors. You can visit our go-to web site for more info on these types of cameras, visit DPREVIEW for details and what's new!
D-SLR, Digital-Single Lens Reflex
Canon, Nikon and Sony lead the pack here. Pentax might also be considered, but there are drawbacks with a Pentax, we know, we use one. We've had all the other brands and out of all of them, the Canon brand is the most reliable with a large selection of lens and accessories. Also the image quality is the best we ever seen, and they've been doing this for a long time, so they'll probably keep adding lenses, etc.
Don't rule out the Nikon and Sony brands. Look at the different brands and see which one is right for you.
Canon's supply of lenses leaves little to be desired. From inexpensive to very expensive, they have what you need.
Of course we left a lot of camera/lens combinations out. Other sizes and formats are available from professional cameras down to small point & shoot cameras. For more detailed info on cameras please visit one of the many Review sites on the web.
Amazon Digital Cameras