Buying the Best Digital Camera for Your NeedsWritten by Kevin Rockwell
Choosing a digital camera can be a daunting task with wide number of choices available in today’s market place. There are lots and lots of things that you need to keep in mind while going to choose a camera for yourself. The best digital camera for your friend might not be best option for you.
So, first question that you need to answer is that for what purpose you are planning to buy a digital camera. Is it to take photos of your family while on vacation or are you planning to become a photographer? This will help you to narrow down your choices to a limited few. So lets take a look at options that we have :
A camera for emailing photos, taking family photos etc. : Most people use a digital camera for taking personal photos and then emailing them to family and friends. For this purpose, a simple and relatively cheap camera costing $100 to $200 and having a 2 mega pixel range is sufficient.
A camera for photographing images for online auctions : With more and more business taking place through Internet, you might also need a camera to take photos of your antique furniture which you would like to sell. So, you need a camera which can take pictures at an extremely close range, say within 12 inches of object. Thus, a camera consisting of 3-4 mega pixel is suitable for such purposes. The prices of these cameras are falling nowadays since they fall into mid-segment, i.e. they are neither hi-fi nor low end. So if you go and do a little bit of research, it is most likely that you will hit a good bargain.
Entering the World of Digital Video Cameras Written by Kevin Rockwell
Gone are days when you would need to employ a professional to take a video for your business projects. Whether you need it to provide training to your employees or students, you can do it yourself with help of a digital video camera. In fact, with advent of Internet, and e-learning becoming so popular nowadays, a digital video camera has become essential equipment for all organizations, especially training or educational institutes.
Digital video cameras are extremely simple to use. They are lightweight and compact. Also, transfer of video conversations is extremely simplified in a digital video camera. So, now question arises that how does one go about choosing a camera for himself/herself?
Before you go shopping for a digital video camera, it is essential that you answer a few questions. These will help you to pick up best camera which is most suitable to your needs. Since voice clarity is critical in a digital video camera, you need to know whether you will be shooting indoors or outdoors.
Also, what kind of videos do you plan to take – are they going to be of people shopping around in a mall or mostly of officers giving multimedia presentations in a conference room? What is kind of lighting that you are going to get? Is weight of camera an issue? What is battery life of camera that you will need? Do you plan to shoot for a couple of hours together or only a few minutes? Do you plan to use any special effects while shooting?
Once you have answered all these questions, you will be able to get a basic idea of kind of camera that you need.