Point-and-shoot cameras provide high-quality images which are ideal for everyday use, vacations and parties. Lightweight and easy-to-use these cameras are durable and the compact design makes them great for pockets/purses.
DSLRs take professional-quality pictures. They have many features, an enhanced photography experience with different lenses, large sensors & take quick pictures. Ideal for all situations – vacations, sports, family events.
Digital pictures consist of dots called pixels; one million pixels equal a megapixel. So, 8MPs captures 8 million pixels. The more MPs, the more detail you can capture.
Digital cameras have a sensor that captures images. 2 sensors are available - CCD (for high-quality images; more expensive & use more power) & CMOS (cheaper to make & larger, so it captures more light). Neither sensor is better, they're simply different.