If someone is going to spy on you or be snooping around where you don’t want them to, there are quite a few types of spy cameras they could use. Knowing something about a few basic types of these hidden cameras might mean that you would be able to detect them and spare yourself some embarrassment or an invasion of your privacy.

These will be quite personal and opinions will vary greatly from person to person. So “hands on” is the only way. Go to your local camera store and pick one up, shoot a few shots, delve into the menu operations and get a good feel for how the camera operates.

First thing in the camera’s box is the two pound package of multi-language instruction books. Then we have the warranty cards and the Canon software package. Don’t ignore the software! Keep it handy but set it aside for a moment.

Please be aware that all of the price examples used are quoted at regular price! Rebates and other discounts may change the actual selling price of the cameras we will discuss.

There are many camera brands available but to keep this article brief we will look at Canon and Nikon models only. Over 90% of all cameras sold worldwide are either a Canon or a Nikon. If you have a different brand preference it should be easy to translate our recommendations into a Fuji, Olympus, Samsung or any of the other lines available.

It has already been mentioned twice, but it is important to consider how you intend to carry your best 360 camera. You could choose to carry it on the included wrist strap or neck strap but this increases your risk of loss. It is easy to have the camera slip away and disappear to the lake bottom or ocean floor. The neck strap is long enough to get easily entangled in a reef or other underwater obstacle.

The Nikon S8100 is the only camera of this segment to shoot in what is called “Full HD” which means 1080p quality HD video. With 12 megapixels and a very powerful 10X zoom this is Nikon’s top performance Family Camera.

Sure the Nikon D7000 camera isn’t the best out there. There are pro cameras that shoot better, that focus better, that do many things better, but each and every one of them will cost at least a thousand dollars more. At this price, the Nikon D7000 is unbeatable. You get pro camera quality for enthusiast pricing. If you’re an enthusiast and you want to take your shooting to the next level, or are just looking for a great camera that isn’t super expensive, the Nikon D7000 camera is the one for you.