Camera Reviews – The First Step to Buy Your First Camera
Posted on March 29, 2012 by Mitosh Mora // Camera Gadgets
Are you are first time camera buyer and confused which camera to get? Don’t worry we are here to help you out with our Camera Reviews. Here we are not going to talk about best models in cameras or features of different types of cameras but a guide to help you choose the best camera with the help of some important points. Lets see what they are.
Before you are out to buy your first camera there few things you need consider, lets go with them one by one in our section of Camera Reviews:
The Need Of Getting A Camera:
Its very obvious that you will a digital camera and before getting one of these first make a list of things that you want in your camera, as there are many people who make a common mistake by buying a camera with such features that are really not necessary. Here are list of question you should be asking yourself before buying a camera:
- For what purpose I need the camera?
- What type of photography I’m really interested in? For e.g. landscapes, portraits, sports, macros.
- What type of photography conditions will I be mostly shooting in? For e.g. outdoors, indoors, bright light, low light.
- What is my level of experience in camera?
- Do you want learn a camera or you are professional who would like the play with your camera?
- What type of features am I looking in a camera? For e.g. long zoom, face detection, type of flash, image stabilization, etc.
- Do I need a big or small camera?
- And last but not the least what is my budget?
It is very essential to ask these questions before you a camera and late you find yourself very content with the camera you have bought.
Megapixels Are Important But Not Everything:
When you go to camera retailer the only thing you find written under bold label is megapixels of the camera.
Megapixels is nothing but the width of the image that is captured. There was a time when cameras used to come in 1MP, 2MP or so. But now the time has changed and cameras are offered with minimum 5MP, which are absolutely fine if you are not going to print a big size of the image that you have captured. Camera Reviews will show that $300 camera will have only 8MP camera. Keep in mind that megapixels aren’t always everything in a camera.
Don’t be fooled with the price of the camera as there are other things that has to be bought like:
- Memory card
- Case for you camera
- External battery
- If you are getting DSLR then you will have to get lenses for it
- Lenses with filters
- Tripods or Monopods
- External Flash
Utilizing The Spare Items Of Previous Camera:
The best to save money in buying a new camera is to use the previous camera’s gears for the new one. You can keep batteries, lenses, memory card, case of the previous camera.
Optical Zoom Or Digital Zoom?
If you have read Camera Reviews then you will be knowing that there are two types of zooms: Digital and Optical zoom. Go for the optical zoom camera because digital zoom just stretch the pixels of the image, making it look bigger and more pixelated plus making you picture noisier.
That is why go for the optical zoom with minimum 3x in length that makes your image look 3 times bigger.
Point-to-Shoot Or DSLR Camera?
DSLR cameras are expensive and not everyone can buy them and they even big, heavy than point-to-shoot camera and even messy to clean while changing lenses. But they are most sought cameras by professionals.
Read Camera Reviews:
It is very necessary to read Camera Reviews, as they help you in making the camera more familiar with the features and pros & cons. Today many websites provide excellent camera reviews.
Breathe With The Camera Before Buying:
After reading reviews on camera and selecting one, go to the retailer are take a demo of the camera you are buying, check the image quality, flash quality, heaviness and of course the actual selling price.
Buying Online Will Save Money:
The competition between online camera selling companies are very much and they are bound to drop their prices to sell their products. Search of online selling sites that you are happy with and also check if they offer you some goodies like memory card, cases, lens, etc.
You can even buy camera with from local retailers, as even they offered good prices on cameras along with goodies and with they even offer extended warranty. However buying over Internet helps save time, money and energy.
Hope this Camera Reviews article helps you in finding the best camera of your choice.
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