Title: Digital Cameras Word Count: 622 Summary: Sales of digital cameras seem to be exploding. This is not surprising as the quality of images from digit al cameras improves and they become more affordable. In addition, cons umers are becoming more comfortable with the idea of digital photograp hy. There are so many different types o f digital cameras available choosin g one which is best for your needs can become a very confusing decisio n. There are several things to cons ider when choosing a digital camera. Types of Digi... Keywords: cameras camera digital shopping int ernet online nikon kodak video webc ams camcorder Article Body: Sales of digital cameras seem to be exploding. This is not surprising as the quality of images from digit al cameras improves and they become more affordable. In addition, cons umers are becoming more comfortable with the idea of digital photograp hy. There are so many different types o f digital cameras available choosin g one which is best for your needs can become a very confusing decisio n. There are several things to cons ider when choosing a digital camera. Types of Digital Camera. There are basically three types of cameras whether you care shooting f ilm or digital. Point and Shoot cam eras, Prosumer cameras and professi onal quality cameras. 1. Point and Shoot cameras are full y automatic. They do everything for you. The camera choosing the corre ct 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 eithe r shoot in fully automatic mode or to have some control over the expos ure by using specific exposure mode s. For example, there might be a po rtrait mode, an action mode, and a close up mode. 3. Professional Cameras. These came ras allow the photographer to actua lly look through the lens. This mea ns that what you see is what you ge t. These cameras also provide compl ete control over the exposure. They have fully automatic mode, specifi c exposure modes as well as a fully manual mode. Resolution Regardless of what type of camera y ou decide to get you will also have to make the decision about the res olution of the camera. If you have shopped at one of those electronics superstores you will b e lead to believe that the most imp ortant thing to consider when purch asing digital cameras is the number of pixels. Although it is importan t there is much more to deciding on a digital camera than pixels. Pixe ls are tiny squares, and in new mod els other shapes, that make up the image. Obviously the more pixels th e sharper the image. The more pixel s there are the more detailed the i mage. Almost all of the digital cameras o n the market today produce images w ith at least 4 million pixels. With this resolution you can print imag es up to 8x10 which will look very good. Since most people do not prin t images larger than this a camera with 4 million pixels or more shoul d meet all of your needs. Try Different Cameras Before you Buy Different cameras can have very dif ferent image qualities even though they may have the same number of pi xels. This is due to different type s and sizes of sensors on which the images are recorded and the variou s qualities of lens used. It is rec ommended that you purchase a memory card and take it in with you to th e camera store. Then you can try ou t various cameras by taking photogr aphs on your memory card. You can t hen take the pictures home and view them on your computer or better ye t have them printed at a local lab to compare the results. Make sure t o take notes so that you remember w hich image was taken on which camera. Digital cameras are constantly chan ging and being improved upon. Every few months it seems there is a new model out with more pixels and bet ter features at a more affordable p rice. Do not let this bother you. T ake the time to choose a good digit al camera which makes quality photo graphs and enjoy the benefits of di gital photography for years to come. And one last piece of advice. Digit al photography has created a new pr oblem. People are not printing thei r photos anymore. They download the m to their computer and then they e ventually get lost or deleted. Prin t those special photographs. Your c hildren will thank you.