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How To Buy A Compact Digital Camera
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How To Buy A Compact Digital Camera

So you're in the market for a digital camera but not exactly sure what to look for? that's OK, I hope to rectify that in this article and help you on how to buy a compact digital camera. When it comes to choosing a camera there are some guidelines that you should follow before committing to a product. These are only general guidelines. If you are looking for a camera for a specific job then make sure you add it to this list.

Price

This is big. The camera you want should be affordable for you and also do the job you require it to do. generally cheap camera's tend to be from $100 - $150, medium $150 - $300 and expensive $300 and up. If it is just for a vacation you need it for I would stick with a cheap $100 cam. Where as if it's something you're going to be using everyday, a medium budget or a more expensive one should do the job for you.

What do you use it for

What are you going to use the camera for? is it just to take photos of you're friends when you go out. A water resistance one for use near water. A camera to be used near the sand? Camera with a tough outer shell to protect against possible drops, do you need it to be able to use disposable batteries or chargeable, are all possible factors when deciding to purchase a digital camera. Most digital cameras come with LCD screen nowadays instead of the old viewfinder. LCD screen has its own positives and negatives. For e.g if you were to use it at night often, glare on the LCD screen, high battery usage of the LCD display are some drawbacks. Positives include being able to view the photo immediately, unobstructed view and being able to use it for someone that wear specs.

Zoom and Megapixel

Number of megapixel isn't as important as the old days anymore. Most digital cameras nowadays come with at-least 6 - 7 megapixels. A 7 megapixel camera is plenty and can be used to produce quality pictures on even A3 size paper. Zoom on the other hand is more important. What you need to pay attention to is the optical zoom. Optical zoom will not alter the quality of your photos where as digital zoom will. Generally most compact digital cameras come with at least 15x optical zoom

What's Included and Extras

Before you buy make sure you find out exactly whats included with the camera. Generally you will get everything required to use the camera straight away. Software, manual, charger and cable to connect to a computer are usually already in the box. 12 month warranty is also standard with a brand-new purchase of electronic equipment. What you need to decide on is if you need extras like a carry case, extended warranty, extra batteries and add-on lens equipment. They all depend on your needs, but something like a carry case and extra batteries are generally recommended.

I hope I was able to educate you on the subject and help you find a perfect camera that suits your needs. Remember there are lot of different types of camera's manufactured everyday, choosing one should entirely depend on what you are going to use it for. Megapixel should be at least 7, with plenty of optical zoom and the features to suit your needs. Pay attention to what's included in the box and you'll be a happy customer.


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