Buying Guide to Digital Cameras

When purchasing anything electronic or anything in general, you should always first know exactly what you are expecting from the particular item being purchased.

So in our case we are talking about Digital Cameras, so you may want a digital camera for everyday happenings, to capture the first step of your child, to catch your boyfriend/girlfriend off guard doing something quirky, in those cases most regular digital camera could be sufficient. But if you are trying to take professional photographs, or you need special zoom lenses there is definitely some research that has to be done.

You always need to keep in mind that you are not just going to be buying the digital camera, in some circumstances you will need to purchase additional equipment, SD cards (memory cards), convertible flashes, cases, cleaning products and much more.

Some very reputable brands of digital cameras are Canon, HP, Kodak, Fuji, and Nikon, just to name a few.
Now each of these brands carry hundreds of different styles of digital camera, so it is up to you, deciding what the purpose of the digital camera will be used for and then making that purchase.

Now a couple very good questions are “What are mega pixels? And how many should I have for ideal picture taking?”
Alright, pixels are the little dots that create a picture, and if you get close enough to your computer monitor, or use a magnifier you can see them.

Now there is a myth that pixels don’t have much to do with taking a great picture, as reported by Ken Rockwell “Forget the silly debate over pixel counts among digital cameras. There is little visible difference between cameras with seemingly different ratings. For instance, a 3 MP camera pretty much looks the same as a 6 MP camera, even when blown up to 12 x 18!” I know because I’ve done this. Have you?”

Pixels decide how fine your image will turn out, the more pixels you have the finer and clearer your pictures supposedly become. For everyday use, or pictures for the purpose on the internet usually 2 to 4 mega pixels do just fine, but for more important pictures you should have 5 or more depending on the images being photographed.

For everyday photograph taking, the Nikon’s Coolpix 5600 has 5.36 total mega pixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and 1.8″ LCD monitor to the cameras short, silver frame.

The Nikon Coolpix 5600 digital camera offers point-and-shoot users some shooting flexibility with 16 scene modes, D-Lighting setting, in-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Scene Assistance alternatives and 3 movie modes with sound.
Initially retailing for $279.95, intrigued consumers can now purchase the compact Coolpix 5600 for $249.95 following the recent price reduction.

Now if you are looking for a more professional, higher quality camera, you should check out the Canon EOS 1D Mark II n it is an update of the formidable Canon EOS 1D Mark II, with the same body, 8.2 mega pixel imaging chip, processor, and control layout as the older camera. Significant refinements, like a new 2.5-inch LCD, faster image recording, and more customization options are likely to offer compelling upgrades to pros who rely on the 1D Mark II n for hours each day.

Dubbed “world’s fastest digital SLR” upon its August release, the most common reason for enthusiasts purchasing the Mark II n is its 8.5 frames per second continuous capture rate. Not only is it the fastest digital camera, but it also has a very impressive processor that can handle a data stream of over 20 RAW images in just over 18 seconds, or nearly 40 full resolution JPEGs in roughly the same amount of time.

So for those professional photographers draw to the modified interface and enhanced functionality, the fundamentals of the Canon EOS 1D Mark II n remain impressively strong.

The lowest marked price for the Canon EOS 1D Mark II n is $3,534.36 so it isn’t cheap, but for professional photographers and enthusiasts, they can appreciate the value that comes with the price.

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