It seems that every month, if not every week, different manufacturers
are coming up with the latest digital cameras to tempt potential
clients. How can we keep up with them all?
After spending a lot of time reading and researching we finally
make a decision and head off to the mall for that eye-popping,
7 mega pixel, 10x digital zoom, candy colored, 512MB expandable
memory high tech prize.
Credit card in hand and half way into the mall we pass by
a new display – an eight mega pixel, up to 1G expandable memory,
with built it mic and stereo surround, video playback capable,
with 22 scenic modes kind-of-camera . And we sigh because the
producer of this amazing gadget claims that this is the best
digital camera yet out in the market. So now we hesitate we want
the “Best Digital Camera” right?
Of course we do so we spend a little more than we planned and
return home happy and excited.
The trouble is our happiness doesn’t last very long, after two
months or so, there’s another “best digital camera.”
What you have to remember is that there will always be another
“best digital camera”
Just around the corner so in making your decision on which digital
camera to buy
there are certain factors to consider when looking for the “best
digital camera” .
MEGAPIXELS . One of the most important features of digital camera
to make it into the best digital camera category is its mega
pixel property. The higher the mega pixels the better the actual
photograph will come out. A mega pixel is equivalent to one million
pixels. The resolution of your image is based upon the mega pixel
property of your camera. This means that as you enlarge the photograph,
you would get more detail and less blurry colors.
LCD SIZE. The best digital camera will always have a large LCD
to help you frame your subject without having to squint through
the viewfinder. This is also helpful when reviewing your images,
some cameras enable touch up and editing features with its LCD.
A 1.5-inch display is average, a 2-inch LCD display is good,
but the best LCD size would be 2.5 inches or higher.
ZOOM. Most digital cameras have both digital and optical zoom.
A higher optical zoom is always better than a higher digital
zoom. Digital cameras are usually furnished with optical of between
3x to 10x . The better the optical zoom, the higher it climbs
up to the best digital camera category.
MEMORY CARD. Always make sure that your memory card is the right
one for your digital camera. There are different types of memory
card like the xD, SD and Compact Flash . These types of memory
cards go with certain types of digital cameras. of course memory
storage is also up there in choosing the best digital cameras.
Choose the size of memory that you need, if you’re a photo junkie,
you might need more than 32MB . The early Memory cards were in
the MB range but these days you can get cards in the Gigabyte
The key point to find the best digital camera is to find one
that will best fit you and your lifestyle. Don’t just buy the
latest or the one that claims they are the best digital cameras
out in the market. You wouldn’t want to buy a DSLR and use it
with your home activities or family outing and have to lug it
By the same rule you don’t want to buy the latest point and
shoot camera when you’re serious about being a professional photographer.
(Of course, you can use this for starters, but if you’re not
a novice photographer anymore, you wouldn’t want to get this
kind of camera.)
Actually, the best digital camera is the one that you will enjoy
and use. Not the one that you will end up leaving in its box
stuck in a draw somewhere.
Just remember the more features a camera has the more complicated
it can become and therefore the more likely it is to stay in
it’s box instead of being used. So the best digital camera to
buy is the one you can afford and will feel comfortable using
for all your photography.
The author, Steve Harrison, has been writing articles for some
time now and grants permission to use this article so long as
it is kept in it’s original form and the Authors resource is
included . If you would like more information on Digital Cameras
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