Today, digital cameras come in a number of sizes and shapes. Each model offers it owner a set of different features for various conditions. It is amazing that all of these cameras are still easy enough for a child to work with.
Around the world the digital camera has become an everyday object in many homes. The camera has been added to other gadgets such as the cell phone. And despite this, the camera still works pretty well when taking shots. You can add memory to your digital camera no matter what gadget it is attached to. In fact if you add enough memory you are able to make video clips.
The brands that you find offering digital cameras are numerous. Traditional camera manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Kodak and Panasonic, Sony and Casio have also joined in.
Basic Features to consider
No matter what brand name the camera comes from there are a number of features that should be looked at while shopping around. One such item would be the megapixel.
Megapixel means millions of pixels and the term pixel is the amount of dots that make an image. This is used to judge the quality of the camera. If a camera has a three megapixel resolution then it would be considered of lower quality than a camera with five megapixel resolution.
A picture that came from a five megapixel resolution can be enlarged with more clarity than the three megapixel camera. However the higher the megapixel resolution the more memory used.
Another basic feature to check out is the zoom feature. There are basically two kinds on the current market. There is the optical zoom setting that can be found in cameras with no permanent lens so a person can just zoom in on their subject and click. The other is the digital zoom feature which has the same value as a software program for editing your pictures. Many cameras offer both features but the zoom feature is the one that is recommended when trying to make a decision on a camera.
On all digital cameras there is usually a LCD screen. This is one difference between traditional cameras and the digital camera. This enables a person to look at the shot as it would appear in the end rather than peering into a small aperture.
What to look for
The camera has slots where the memory sticks are inserted. It is important to think about memory because a camera which requires more memory may end up being more expensive in the end
Most digital cameras come with rechargeable batteries and some have a charger as well if they don’t you will have to take that into consideration when totaling the costs of your new camera.
Some cameras allow the pictures to be downloaded into your camera using a USB port and then editing or printing out the end result.