Basics of the Digital Camera
Like most things in life when your experiencing something for the first time you
are often unsure how to go about it. The same can be true when buying your first
digital camera. You will undoubtedly be inundated with facts, figure and more
jargon than you know what to do with.
We will attempt in this article to help you along with some of the jargon and
show you what to look for when buying a digital camera. Some of the feature may
not interest you unless you need your camera to perform specific tasks, however
its always worth knowing exactly what you are buying so you can pick a good deal
when you see one.
The resolution of a camera is measured and advertised in megapixels. The idea
behind this figure is the number of pixels that the camera has to take an image
with. In this case the higher the number the better quality of picture you will
be able to take.
For example if you purchase a camera that has a resolution of 4 Megapixels,
pictures that you take with that camera will be able to take images made up of 4
million pixels. Its obvious when you think about that a camera with a 2 megapixel
resolution will not create as image as crisp or as detailed as the 4 megapixel one.
If you often print out your images on your PC or have them sent away to be
printed then the megapixel rating of your camera can be very important to you.
Higher megapixels on your camera will allow you to make prints larger in size
while still keeping the quality. If you try to print a picture too large than
what you camera was designed for then the image drastically loses quality.
The last thing to know about megapixels is the higher the resolution you take
pictures in the more space on your memory card will be taken up. A picture taken
on a 4 megapixel camera will need twice as much space on a memory card as a
picture taken on a 2 megapixel camera. Be sure if you want quality pictures have
enough memory on your camera to back it up., Either that or have spare media
cards to plug in once your space has been used up.