There are many moments in life that we would like to remember for a lifetime - be it the child's first steps, great birthdays of dearest friends, our own wedding celebration or the annual holiday. As our memories fade with time, cameras have always been a popular tool when it comes to capturing special moments for eternity. For some decades now, digital cameras have completely replaced the former analogue models in this respect. This is no wonder, because they have all kinds of advantages that hardly anyone wants to do without nowadays: the pictures taken can be checked and deleted immediately, the storage space is almost unlimited and handling is child's play.
However, if you are looking for a suitable digital camera, you are literally spoilt for choice. Besides the compact models for beginners, there are also system cameras and mirror reflex cameras for higher requirements, which are also suitable for advanced and professional users. You will also find all kinds of digital cameras for special applications such as action cameras, underwater cameras, immediate cameras or 360 degree or panorama cameras. You don't know which camera to choose in view of the large selection? No problem! Just read on under our products to learn more about the different designs and find a model that perfectly suits your ideas.
Digital cameras are much more than tools or technical gimmicks. They allow us to capture the most beautiful moments for eternity, preserve precious memories and bring formative life events to mind again and again. They document the sporting event as well as the wild animal in the wild. They give us creative freedom or soberly preserve facts.
Therefore, choose your camera for your own personal purpose. We are firmly convinced: we have something suitable for everyone.
The biggest advantage of digital cameras compared to the former analogue technology is that there is no need to constantly change film. Instead of using analogue film, which usually only allows for 24 or 36 pictures, the digital versions are equipped with memory cards that offer several gigabytes of space. This allows you to take countless photos without having to change the card. What's more, you don't have to have the photos developed to view them, but can simply save them on the computer and process them there if necessary. Another important advantage of digital photography is that you can check the result immediately after taking the picture. This means that you can adjust the shooting parameters directly if necessary and are not annoyed later because all the photos of the wedding have turned out too dark.
To find the right digital camera, the first thing you should consider, of course, is what you want to use it for. Do you need a small camera that you can take with you everywhere? Do you want it to be easy to use and suitable for as many uses as possible? Do you just want to take pictures without worrying about settings? If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you will make a good choice with a digital compact camera. It has a zoom lens, fits in any pocket and offers beginners everything they need to take photos.
Advanced, ambitious hobby photographers and even professionals will quickly reach their limits with a compact digital camera. In this case, you should take a closer look at the mirrorless system cameras (DSLMs) for a closer look. They allow you to set all the important shooting parameters yourself, such as the exposure time, the aperture and the ISO value. In addition, you have the option of changing lenses and can thus better adapt to different shooting situations. Nevertheless, a system camera works without a mirror. It is therefore more compact and lighter than a single-lens reflex camera (DSLR). You have to do without an optical viewfinder, but the electronic viewfinders usually work very well. In the meantime, there are many extensively equipped DSLMs that are in no way inferior to the models with a mirror and are also popular with professionals. Leading manufacturers in this field include Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Canon.
Mirror reflex cameras are still the top class among digital cameras. They are larger, heavier and clunkier than the mirrorless versions, because the mirror needed for shooting naturally takes up a correspondingly large amount of space. On the other hand, DSLRs are equipped with an optical viewfinder, which some photographers do not want to do without. In addition, there is a large selection of lenses for SLR cameras with focal lengths ranging from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto, so you can be well equipped for any application. You will find current bestsellers from all well-known brands such as Canon EOS, Nikon D, Sony Alpha and Pentax K.
Last but not least, you will also find other digital cameras that come into question for special applications. For example, there is a wide range of action cameras to accompany you during all your sporting activities. Use the action camera when you are cycling in the mountains, snowboarding in winter or spectacular skydiving. For all those who want to capture their leisure sports in exciting and varied pictures and videos, an action camera is an absolute must-have.
Also underwater cameras are enjoying growing popularity again. They are popular for fishing trips, snorkelling and, of course, diving. Instant cameras, which many photographers may still remember from the 70s, are currently experiencing a revival. Due to the fact that you can hold the snapshots in your hands immediately after taking them, the Polaroid cameras enjoy enormous popularity, especially at celebrations such as birthdays or weddings. If you are interested in an underwater camera, instant camera or action camera, please take a look at the respective categories. There we have further information and useful buying tips for you.
We have summarised the most important advantages that digital cameras offer you in the following list:
In addition, digital cameras are available in all sizes and features, so there is a model to suit every need: From the beginner looking for an all-round model to the ambitious hobby photographer and the professional photographer, there is a suitable digital camera for everyone.