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Feb-20-09

What Is The Best Digital Camera For Me?

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There is so much to consider when looking for the best digital camera to suit your needs. It is important to decide what features matter the most to you. The main factors, apart from cost, in assessing which is a good digital camera for you are as follows:

Size and weight
Resolution
Level of Control
Options and features

The size and weight of a digital camera for one person varies greatly to that of another. If you want a camera that is lightweight and will slip into a pocket or purse then a ultra-lightweight cameras will probably be good for your needs. These are often the least complex of the cameras as they offer point and shoot simplicity and are a good camera for beginners. At the other end of the size and weight scale comes a bulky 1? pound SLR camera for the serious photographer who wants the best camera with all of the accessories to take the perfect shot.

The resolution you need can narrow down which is best camera for your requirements. The resolution affects the detail of an image for printing quality and the higher the resolution the greater the detail. The best for printing standard size pictures has a lower resolution than if you want to create oversize prints.

The camera for being able to edit and manipulate your images is one with a resolution of 5 or 6 mega pixels so that you can crop the images with photo editing software and still print them out full size.

The amount of control that you have available will also be an issue in finding the best camera. Some people think that the best digital camera is one they can use in an automatic mode and let the camera do the work. Others choose the best digital camera that allows them more input in the creative process by manually adjusting the focus, speed, aperture and other settings. A simple point and shoot camera is the best camera for people not wanting to make any setting changes but the range of manual controls available on other cameras varies with make and model. The latter will require more research to find the best digital camera to meet your requirements.

The next part in deciding which is the best digital camera to buy is to assess what, if any, additional features you would like. Here are some suggestions:

Audio annotation to add commentary to your images.

Burst shooting which allows you to take multiple pictures in rapid succession for fast moving action shots.

Macro photo capability that focuses on extreme close-up detail for images of flowers, insects, etc.

Movie mode with audio to take short videos.

Panoramic stitching function, often included in a camera’s software package, which joins individual images into a multi-photo panoramic picture.

Weatherproof casing

The most important aspect in choosing the best digital camera for you is ensuring that you are comfortable using it and have some fun taking pictures.

John Pawlett
http://www.articlesbase.com/electronics-articles/what-is-the-best-digital-camera-for-me-96692.html

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  1. kDem Said,

    What is the best digital camera for under $160ish?
    Best camera that takes amazing quality

  2. Pey Said,

    What gives a camera its picture quality?
    It is mostly the skill of the photographer that produces high quality pictures. The lens and camera are very important, but the ability to set the scene, adjust the cameras settings, and hold the camera very still or use a tripod with auto or remote shutter actuation when required is what gets the great pictures. Mega pixel resolution is about potential photo size, not picture quality.

    In new cameras, look for a viewfinder (LCD invisible in bright sun), optical image stabilizer, and check battery prices. High mega pixel settings take longer to process and may not be needed unless required for very large pictures. Maximum print size for a 3 mega pixel setting is 8 x 10 inches. Click links below for more details.
    http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=398&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=2039
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

    The Canon A590IS is a slightly older model that is available everywhere at great sale prices. Think it is a great camera and a best buy. It has auto focus, a viewfinder, optical image stabilization, and uses rechargeable NiMH batteries.
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A590IS/A590ISA.HTM
    http://bountii.com/deal-1523871-canon-powershot-8-0-megapixel.html

    For expanded wide angle or telephoto capabilities, the A590 IS is compatible with Canon's accessory lens adapters: A small button next to the lens bezel is actually a latch; press it and you can remove the bezel ring, exposing a bayonet mount for accessory lenses. Canon offers the WC-DC52 0.7x wide-angle lens, the TC-DC52A telephoto lens, the 250D 52mm closeup lens separately, along with the LA-DC52G adapter to mount them on the camera. (Note that the wide, tele, and macro lenses all need the LA-DC52G adapter to mount them to the camera. The lenses won't work by themselves.)

    There is no one particular place to get great buys, but you may see something above that really helps you find the best buy. Click on the second link in the information above for an example then search for your camera of choice at the upper left. Camera prices at this link change often.

    This could be the best slim line camera with a viewfinder and … It's PINK, but it uses a $49.50 Series G Rechargeable 960mAh lithium-ion battery.
    http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Sony%20Cyber-shot%20DSC-W150%2FR%20Digital%20Camera:1995337750;_ylc=X3oDMTB0bjZzaWNuBF9TAzk2NjMyOTA3BHNlYwNmZWVkBHNsawNlbGVj
    http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=3462&review=sony+cybershot+w150

    There are so many cameras out there it is difficult to say which is best. The second source link will be very helpful as it list most of the cameras out there with prices. The following information should help you know what to look for in a camera.

    CAUTION Do not overcharge! Batteries can be damaged. Use an automatic two or more hour Energizer Compact smart charger with temperature monitor, trickle charge technology, and safety timer ($9.76) at Walmart. Use pre-charged 2000mAh Duracell ($12.97) or RayOVac ($5.97) batteries (both hold charge one year) and a full cycle charge. To preserve battery charge, use the viewfinder.

    CAUTION To prevent memory card corruption, keep batteries charged and don't delete. Wait for lights to stop flashing then turn camera off before removing memory. For card readers, double click Safely Remove Hardware. Select, then click Stop and OK.

    Lots of great camera tips in this link.
    http://www.danscamera.com/Learning/going_digital/#resolution

    My camera has 5.2 mega pixel, but I use 3 most of the time because it gives great results, is faster, and takes less memory. Also, it only has a 3 x optical zoom and 7 x digital zoom. I never use the digital zoom because making pictures larger works better on the computer. This is an old camera, but everyone is impressed with the quality pictures it takes … like magic.

    Check with the Geeks in several stores and compare prices. Once you select a camera, read all about it in the owner's manual. You can view owners manuals at this link, but will need to Login. http://www.retrevo.com/s/digital+camera

    The source links show most of the cameras out there with prices and make digital cameras work better with help on cleaning camera and battery electrical contacts.
    References :
    http://www.google.com/base/a/4210404/D13701973093918363271
    http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/
    http://dpreview.com/

  3. VINTAGE MUSIC Said,

    Consider the Canon SD1100 IS. Has very good image quality, has image stabilizer, has viewfinder. 3X optical zoom, 8 megapixels. On line is $149-+shipping at Dell and at BUYDIG.
    References :

  4. Alice C Said,

    Canon Powershot Cameras are really great

    Canon Powershot A590IS
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    8.0-Megapixels
    4x Optical Zoom
    Large 2.5-inch LCD
    DIGIC III Imaging Processor
    Motion Detection Technology

    Canon Powershot SD1100 IS
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    8 megapixels
    3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
    Face-detection auto focus
    Sensor-shift image stabilization
    2.5-inch LCD display
    References :
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011ZCDKS?ie=UTF8&tag=httpworthysco-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B0011ZCDKS
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011ZK6PC?ie=UTF8&tag=httpworthysco-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B0011ZK6PC

  5. Caroll Blight Said,

    It is difficult to decide which camera is best to buy and unbelievably there are more than 4000 different cameras for sale at Amazon.

    To make deciding less difficult I have added a page to my site with the ten best selling cameras which is automatically updated each day.

    You can in addition select bestsellers by type or make: http://compare-lowest-prices.com/camera-bestsellers/