MacVoices #7118 – The Latest on Buying the Best Digital Camera from Laurence Chen

Laurence Chen

The world of digital cameras changes fast. That’s why Laurence Chen has updated his book, Take Control of Buying A Digital Camera with the latest information on how to make the selection that’s right for you. Larry talks about some of the features that are trickling down from the higher priced cameras, such as face detection and image stabilization, why all megapixels are not created equal and why zoom may not be as important as you think. Larry also discusses the video capabilities of today’s still cameras, the state of digital SLRs, and provides some recommendations for those in the market for a new or upgraded camera.


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Pentax Optio WP 5MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D3 12.1MP FX Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

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