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When it comes to the market for cameras there are thousands of choices to select from. So many brands, so many different varieties, with vastly different capabilities and price ranges. Deciding to purchase one without a proper plan or target in mind will result in you either getting something that will never do the job right, or a wallet buster that does more than you want. This article will discuss 3 tips to help you when buying a digital camera that is right for you.

Durability is vital. Do you foresee this as a long-term investment or just something that tickles your fancy. The fact that you're researching this on the internet probably means that you're taking this seriously and would like to have a hardy camera that would last a while. Buying a digital camera with a plastic casing is asking for trouble. Buy one with a magnesium alloy or titanium body. Durability is something that you will feel when you hold the camera, and holding a camera with a hardy body will make you feel more professional than any plastic casing ever would.

Features are equally important. Are you looking for a simple "point and shoot" camera or one with more manual settings and functions so you could have more control over your photography. How many mega pixels do you need? Will you be printing large photographs or just posting them up on one of your social media profiles? Will you want a camera with high resolution video capabilities and auto-focus or not. There are many features that different cameras have, so decide what you want and what is unnecessary, and keep that in mind when buying a digital camera. In addition, if you are looking for good optical zoom 8-10x is good, not digital zoom.

What is your budget? Before you even step into a store or surf for a camera online, make sure you have a price range in mind. Once you do, get the best camera and memory you can afford within that budget. Worry about the extras like flash and lenses for later. Don't be cheap because if you want good quality prints you will save more money, time and effort in the long run, with a better quality camera. Plus your photographs themselves will be of much better quality.

Follow these 3 tips and take note of what you want to get out of your camera and what you will need it to do. Keeping in mind the features you require, the durability, budget and quality, make your selection. Stick to the good brands. Nikon, Olympus, Canon and any other big name.

My recommendation of a great DSLR for a very decent price is the Nikon D7000 camera. You can check out the Nikon D7000 Review here.


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