One Way to Search for the Perfect Camera
There are many criteria you could use when searching for the perfect camera for someone. What will they use it for? Where will they use it? How accomplished a photographer are they? These are all important things to take into consideration, but you might want to begin with a more general search: how old are they?
Different age groups tend to want different things from their cameras. The youngest children want to do what their parents are doing, and start off just fine with a low-quality Fisher-Price camera. Once out of the toddler stage, try moving them out of toy-level and into something still tough and forgiving but with a few more features. Teenagers tend to want fast cameras for capturing those quick snapshots, and gravitate towards small cameras with unique features like Polaroid's "instant" digital camera with a built-in printer. Adults run the gamut from beginners to pros, and we've rounded up a great selection of articles to help you narrow down the choice. And seniors want ease of use, with simple controls and downloading, quality images, and comfortable grips.
Check out the appropriate sections below and you'll find a list of what we consider the best of the best of our digital camera articles oriented towards specific age groups.