Find out all the essential info before buying a camera

Whether it’s a compact point-and-shoot or a feature-packed DLSR, there are certain factors to consider when buying a camera. At Harvey Norman, we stock a huge range of DSLRs, compact cameras, video cameras and action cameras, such as GoPros. With such a massive range on offer, we understand the importance of making an informed purchase. So to help with that, we give you our handy Buying Guides

Our Buying Guides cover all the need-to-know info on camera buying. Thinking of buying a DLSR? From Canon to Nikon, there are hundreds of DLSR options, suitable for all levels of photographer. Our guide to buying a DLSR camera tells you how to choose a DLSR camera that will suit your ability and your photography style, your budget and your photographic goals. You can find out more about DLSR camera bodies and lenses, as well as accessories such as filters, tripods and flashes.

Perhaps you’re more interested in buying a compact camera or a compact system camera? Our compact camera Buying Guides tell you all you need to know about compact photography, from the basics of how they work, to the benefits of using these cameras, to the features to look for when choosing a new camera.

Buying Guide: Camera Lens
Buying Guide: Camera Lens

Camera lenses play a pivotal role in image capture to the extent that an average camera with a good lens will take better photos than a high-end camera with a mediocre lens.

Buying Guide: Cameras
Buying Guide: Cameras

Cameras make capturing high-quality stills and video easy. However, there is a wide range of cameras to choose from. This guide can help you find the camera that is right for you.

Buying Guide: Dash Cameras
Buying Guide: Dash Cameras

A dash camera can provide you with irrefutable evidence if you are involved in a car accident. This guide explains what’s available so you can find the car camera you need.

Buying Guide: Digital Compact Cameras
Buying Guide: Digital Compact Cameras

Does digital camera jargon like "megapixels", "optical zoom" and "face detection" scare you? We'll help you make sense of photography lingo in this buying guide, so you can choose the right portable and easy-to-use digital compact camera.

Buying Guide: Digital Video Cameras (Camcorders)
Buying Guide: Digital Video Cameras (Camcorders)

A digital video camera boasts features like optical image stabilisation in both Standard Definition and High Definition. Baffled by terms like "flash memory" and "HDD"? Our buying guide will help you understand the choices in camcorders.

Buying Guide: DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras
Buying Guide: DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras allow you to take professional-quality photographs. They come with manual settings for greater control and allow use of different lenses to shoot high-quality image capture.

Buying Guide: Family Digital Cameras
Buying Guide: Family Digital Cameras

Capture your special family moments with a digital camera. Consider this: do you need a compact camera or DSLR? And which camera functions should you look out for? This guide to buying a family camera will help you break down the choices.

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