What To Look For In A Digital Camera

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Old 26-Apr-2011
What To Look For In A Digital Camera

You have decided to invest a good amount in a digital camera, but are confused with which digital camera you want to buy? Well, most buyers get confused when it comes to choosing camera models. Since you are confused too, just ask yourself what do you want to accomplish with the camera? Do you want to become a travel photographer? If you do, then a camera with high optical zoom is best for you. Do you simply want to capture happy moments with your family? If yes, then a basic digicam will serve your purpose. Are you going to print all your images in large sizes? If yes, then a high resolution camera is the best option for you. Are you going on a long vacation and looking for a camera that can capture and store hundreds of images? If yes, then a camera with a high storage capacity is what you need. Just ask yourself these basic questions to find which digicam best suits your needs. For tips on buying a digital camera, read on.

Tips For Buying A Digital Camera


One of the important features to look for while buying a digital camera is its resolution. A digital camera’s resolution in calculated in terms of ‘mega pixels’ or MP. The higher your camera’s resolution, the better the quality of the images. However, the price of a camera is closely related to its resolution. So, the superior the resolution, the higher the price of the camera.

Storage Capacity

While buying a digital camera, check out its storage capacity. Old cameras only had internal memory to store images. However, these days most digital cameras are available with extended external storage capacities. This means you don’t have to download all your existing photos onto your computer every time you want to click a picture. Many times, camera manufacturers offer free memory cards with digital cameras as part of a package.


Look out for lenses with good optical zooms if you want to capture distant objects. A wide angle lens is a blessing if you are going to click a photo of a large group and you are just backed up against a wall. Macro lens is a must for capturing close-up photos. Some of the best digital cameras either feature a macro-mode or separate macro lens.

Battery Consumption

One of the main reasons for buying digital camera is to save time and money to develop a film. Nevertheless, if you are not careful, you can end up spending more money on the batteries. Therefore, when choosing your digital camera, either look for ones with ‘lithium batteries’ or ‘rechargeable batteries’.

Burst Rate

The ‘burst rate’ of a digital camera specifies how fast a camera can capture an image. If you are looking for a digital camera to shoot sporting activities or if you are interested in fashion photography, choose digicams that have higher burst rates.


Multiple ISO options are handy when shooting in poor light. Look for digicams that allow you to change the ISO and give you as many choices as possible. A camera with ISO equivalents of 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600 will give you more flexibility as opposed to cameras with less ISO variations.

LCD Preview

A digital camera with an LCD preview feature is neat. It gives you a fair idea about the image and will help you to adjust your position accordingly. Although the battery consumption is much greater in a camera with a LCD preview monitor, the feature is very useful and helps you capture some really good shots.

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