Digital Cameras
As digital photography becomes more popular, the images
become better quality, and cameras become more affordable
it's no surprise that sales of digital cameras are ploding.
There are many different types of digital cameras to choose
from and the one you choose what have a lot to do with what
you plan on using the camera for.
Digital camera types
There are basically three types of cameras whether you care
shooting film or digital. Point and Shoot cameras, Prosumer
cameras and professional quality cameras.
1. Point and shoot cameras operate automatically. They do
everything for you except for framing the subject. Exposure
is decided by the camera as well as whether a flash is
needed or not.  All you need to do is to point and shoot.
2. Prosumer Cameras. This camera is a step up from your
typical point and shoot because it allows the photographer
not only to shoot in a fully automatic mode but also to have
control over various aspects of the exposure.  They
typically have various modes including portrait mode, a
close-up mode, action mode, and landscape mode.
It doesn't matter what sort of camera you decide to get you
will have several decisions to make regarding resolution of
the camera. The salespeople of most electronics superstores
are quick to tell you that the most important thing to
consider when buying a digital camera is how many pixels
there are.  Now while it is important it  is not the end all
of digital image quality.  Pixels are tiny squares and in
some new models they're starting to use other shapes as
well.  The more pixels you have in your image the sharper
the detail of the image will be. Most current digital
cameras on the market today will produce an image with more
than 4 million pixels.  That's enough resolution to easily
print images up to 8 x 10 with good image quality. Is not
likely that you will print images larger than 8 x 10 and so
most of these camera should meet your needs.
Try different cameras before you choose
Different cameras can have very different image qualities
even though they may have the same number of pixels. This is
due to different types and sizes of sensors on which the
images are recorded and the various qualities of lens used.
It is recommended that you purchase a memory card and take
it in with you to the camera store. Then you can try out
various cameras by taking photographs on your memory card.
You can then take the pictures home and view them on your
computer or better yet have them printed at a local lab to
compare the results. Make sure to take notes so that you
remember which image was taken on which camera. Digital
cameras are constantly changing and being improved upon.
Every few months it seems there is a new model out with more
pixels and better features at a more affordable price. Do
not let this bother you. Take the time to choose a good
digital camera which makes quality photographs and enjoy the
benefits of digital photography for years to come. And one
last piece of advice. Digital photography has created a new
problem. People are not printing their photos anymore. They
download them to their computer and then they eventually get
lost or deleted. Print those special photographs. Your
children will thank you.
Sean Packards is the webkeeper and owner of
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