Time flies fast, and change is inevitable. Technology keeps up its race with time, making sure it improves the next day and the day after, digital cameras included. Yesterday, your camera is a thing to be admired. Now, it’s a bulky piece of portable machinery that you think needs to be replaced by the newer model everybody’s talking about. Technology keeps making digital cameras better and better. But what is the right camera for you? Here’s a guide on the different Digital cameras for you to find that out.
Small, medium or large?
Cameras have different shapes and sizes, and functions. There are ultracompact cameras that fit easily in a shirt pocket, letting you take quick snaps of memories easily. Compact cameras can fit into a pants pocket or a case and it has more features and better quality than an utracompact camera, but it lacks the sleek design. If you are looking for more detail and functionalities, the superzoom camera offers zooming up to 10x or greater and is used for its ability to let users adjust settings manually. But as far as size is concerned, these are bigger and bulkier. Last but not the least, there’s the feature rich, bulky D-SLR (digital SLR) with lenses that are interchangeable if you are more concerned with quality and pro-looking photos.
How much can you afford?
The first thing you need to do is to figure out your budget. How much are you willing to spend on a camera? Will that much money be necessary? Shell out $100 and you can get a 4 megapixel basic camera with no optical zoom. Will this be enough for you?
Around $200 to $500, you have a variety of camera choices, from ultra-compact to superzoom, 5 to 6 megapixels with around 3x optical zoom. On the $500 to $650 range, you’ll get the camera your money deserves. More features, optical zoom, more megapixels. Moving up in price gives you a D-SLR, the professional level camera. A high-end D-SLR costs up to $8500 with all the add-ons.
How do you want your pictures to look?
After budgeting, figure out what kind of pictures you are going to take. There’s a big difference between portraits, street photography, and action photos. For portrait photos, a low-light camera is a must. For action photos, a camera with features that let you take on multiple shots and a quick response time will do the trick. A D-SLR would be the camera of choice when taking street photos as it captures the detail well.
Cameras are so diverse nowadays that it’s such a nuisance to hunt the one that’s right for you. Do some online research, look around in shops and do some testing on the cameras there. Just remember to gauge functionality and budget. Nothing beats finding a camera that’s perfect for storing memories in color.