Tips To Buy Your Digital Camera
It may seem like a daunting task to select a suitable model to serve your purpose. Here are some simple tips to help you selecting a digital camera.
If you are a serious photographer or wish to take photography as a hobby then go for a digital SLR camera. Exploring various settings to satisfy your creative instinct is best done with digital SLR camera. When you want to make it simple and easier then point-to-shoot type compact digital cameras are best for you. Such cameras offer different preset modes to make digital photography simple for a novice.
Do not get confused or pay more simply for high megapixel. You can hardly differentiate between 8 and 10 megapixel photographs. Make sure about quality of lens and the responsiveness of camera.
When you are buying a digital camera to capture some action shots like photographs of your toddler, sports or fast moving object then it is important to verify the time lag between pressing the button and taking the picture. Look for continuous frame rate of at least 5 frames per second to shoot an action shot.
It is desirable that your digital camera offers IS (Image Stabilizer). This feature helps to reduce blur that results from shaking of camera or slow shutter speed. If you are planning to shoot landscapes from your moving car, IS would be essential. Another important aspect is ISO that denotes sensitiveness of your digital camera to light. Higher ISO makes it possible to take pictures in low light conditions.
Many digital cameras are equipped with batteries that are exclusively made for that company or more specifically for a series of cameras. As such these are not available like normal AA batteries. To make sure that you do not run out of battery, it is desirable to have a spare one that is charged and ready to use when you are on a vacation or shooting an event.
Check the memory card format supported by the digital camera. It would be convenient if your camera supports SD (Secure Digital) cards. High end digital SLR cameras also use compact flash card for storing photographs.