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Sales of digital cameras seem to be exploding. This is not surprising as
the quality of images from digital cameras improves and they become more
affordable. In addition, consumers are becoming more comfortable with the
idea of digital photography.

There are so many different types of digital cameras available choosing
one which is best for your needs can become a very confusing decision.
There are several things to consider when choosing a digital camera.

Types of Digi...


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Sales of digital cameras seem to be exploding. This is not surprising as
the quality of images from digital cameras improves and they become more
affordable. In addition, consumers are becoming more comfortable with the
idea of digital photography.

There are so many different types of digital cameras available choosing
one which is best for your needs can become a very confusing decision.
There are several things to consider when choosing a digital camera.

Types of Digital Camera.

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 are fully automatic. They do everything for
you. The camera choosing the correct exposure and whether a flash is
needed. The photographer only needs to point and shoot.

2. Prosumer Cameras. These cameras are a step up from point and shoot
cameras and allow the user to either shoot in fully automatic mode or to
have some control over the exposure by using specific exposure modes. For
example, there might be a portrait mode, an action mode, and a close up
mode.

3. Professional Cameras. These cameras allow the photographer to actually
look through the lens. This means that what you see is what you get.
These cameras also provide complete control over the exposure. They have
fully automatic mode, specific exposure modes as well as a fully manual
mode.

Resolution

Regardless of what type of camera you decide to get you will also have to
make the decision about the resolution of the camera.

If you have shopped at one of those electronics superstores you will be
lead to believe that the most important thing to consider when purchasing
digital cameras is the number of pixels. Although it is important there
is much more to deciding on a digital camera than pixels. Pixels are tiny
squares, and in new models other shapes, that make up the image.
Obviously the more pixels the sharper the image. The more pixels there
are the more detailed the image.

Almost all of the digital cameras on the market today produce images with
at least 4 million pixels. With this resolution you can print images up
to 8x10 which will look very good. Since most people do not print images
larger than this a camera with 4 million pixels or more should meet all
of your needs.

Try Different Cameras Before you Buy

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.