How to Select the Right Digital Camera for You
Capturing moments was never so easy before digital cameras came into the
photography world. Ever since, there has been a big international market dealing
with digital cameras. Japan, South Korea and China have been the main players in
manufacturing new digital cameras since its inception. Today, no media house can
run without digital cameras.
Forget media agencies, in our day-to-day life, we have started considering
digital camera as a handbag's must-keep item. It has truly given a new
definition to the world of photography. Many kinds of digital cameras with
different features are hovering around the market today. And you need to decide
on your choices and pick up the right one that fits your clicking needs.
You must have already heard a lot about the top brands such as Kodak, Nikon,
Canon, Minolta, Sony, Panasonic, Polaroid, Olympus, Fujifilm, HP, Samsung, etc.
This article discusses features of famous brands and models of digital cameras
to help you select the right one for yourself.
To start your selection process, you must consider whether you are looking for
small and compact pocket camera, an advanced camera, a high zoom capability
camera, or an SLR camera. These can range from $100 to $2,000. You will
need to take your pick based on your budget and requirements.
What are the features that you should compare between brands while selecting a
digital camera? The most important feature is its resolution in mega pixel. In
simple language, this figure tells you how much you can expand your picture
without parting with its quality.
||The Cannon XTi's10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints|
The higher the resolution, the better. But this doesn't mean that you have to go
for the highest available model in the market. Usually people print photos that
are sized 4x6 or 5x7 inches. So for these photo sizes, any camera above 4 mega
pixels will deliver great results.
Other feature that you should evaluate is zoom-in capability. Optical zoom and
digital zoom are different terms. Optical zoom means actual zoom done by the
lenses, while digital zoom simply increases the size of the picture display
without increasing any details. In simple terms 3x optical zoom means you can
get three times closer picture of the image you see with your eyes. For this
reason, optical zoom is better.