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Thanks in advance for considering the use of this article.
Best Regards, Sean Packards
Digital Cameras - A Guide to Buying
Sales of digital cameras seem to be exploding. This is not surprising
as the quality of images from digital cameras improves and they become
more affordable. In addition, consumers are becoming more comfortable
with the idea of digital photography.
There are so many different types of digital cameras available
choosing one which is best for your needs can become a very confusing
decision. There are several things to consider when choosing a digital
Types of Digital Camera.
There are three basic types of cameras and this is the same whether
you are shooting film or digital media. These three types are: point and
shoot cameras, prosumer cameras and professional quality SLR cameras.
Point and shoot
cameras operate automatically. They do everything for you except for
framing the subject. Exposure is decided by the camera as well as
whether a flash is needed or not. All you need to do is to point and
- Prosumer Cameras. This camera is a step up from your typical
point and shoot because it allows the photographer not only to shoot
in a fully automatic mode but also to have control over various
aspects of the exposure. They typically have various modes including
portrait mode, a close-up mode, action mode, and landscape mode.
Regardless of what type of camera you decide to get you will also
have to make the decision about the resolution of the camera. If you
have shopped at one of those electronics superstores you will be lead to
believe that the most important thing to consider when purchasing
digital cameras is the number of pixels.
Although it is important there is much more to deciding on a digital
camera than pixels. Pixels are tiny squares, and in new models other
shapes, that make up the image. Obviously the more pixels the sharper
the image. The more pixels there are the more detailed the image.
Almost all of the digital cameras on the market today produce images
with at least 4
million pixels. With this resolution you can print
images up to 8x10 which will look very good. Since most people do not
print images larger than this, a camera with 4 million pixels or more
should meet all of your needs.
Try Different Cameras Before you Buy
There is a wide selection of digital cameras on the market with
various image qualities even though they may have the same number of
pixels. There are different kinds and sizes of image sensors, which is
the chip that actually records the picture.
It is recommended that you take a memory card into the store with you
so that you can put it in each camera and take sample photographs that
you can then take home to view on your computer to compare.
The technology is constantly improving and digital cameras will be
constantly changing. Dont be surprised if several months after you
purchase one there is one that is new and better with more pixels.
If you take the time to choose a good quality digital camera which
makes good photographs you'll be able to enjoy digital photography for a
long time in the future.
If you do make the move into digital photography, remember this:
Many people using digital cameras simply put their photos on their
computers and never actually make prints anymore. It is easy for these
photos to get lost and therefore it's recommended that you print special
photographs for generations to enjoy.
I guess that's why digital Scrapbooking or computer Scrapbooking is
also becoming the digital photographers best friend.
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