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 range.
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 around.
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 or Digital Photography please visit <a href="https://http://www.cameraelite.com" target="_blank">http://www.cameraelite.com</a>
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