Getting the Most From Your Digital Camera Memory Card

Written by Kevin Rockwell

Imagine taking your new digital camera on a vacation and then realizing that you can barely click 20-30 images at a go. So, what do you do to avoid such a situation? The answer to this question lies inrepparttar purchase of an extra memory card or two.

One ofrepparttar 105689 important components of a digital camera isrepparttar 105690 memory card. Most digital cameras come with quite a low amount of memory and it is always better to includerepparttar 105691 cost of a memory card while purchasing a camera. There are several types of memory cards so you must check outrepparttar 105692 memory options available inrepparttar 105693 camera that you are planning to buy.

Also, remember that ifrepparttar 105694 resolution of your camera is high, then you will also need a high capacity memory card. There is no predetermined number of images that you can store on a particular memory card. It depends onrepparttar 105695 kind of images,repparttar 105696 file type ofrepparttar 105697 images andrepparttar 105698 compression rate per photograph. Normally, a 128 or 256 megabyte card is adequate forrepparttar 105699 average photographer using a 3-5 mega pixel camera.

There are several types of memory cards available. Here is a list ofrepparttar 105700 kinds of memory cards available inrepparttar 105701 market today:

·Compact Flash Memory Card: Compact Flash is a relatively cheap memory card. It is available in most shops and is compatible with a large number of digital cameras. It is very popular and is commonly used by camera lovers. These cards come with an in-built controller which results in high transfer speeds. However, in order to use this facility, you normally need to be using a digital SLR.

·Secure Digital & Multimedia Cards: Commonly known asrepparttar 105702 SD card, these cards are one ofrepparttar 105703 smallest memory cards which are available today. These cards can be used in different types of equipment, i.e. digital cameras, phones, MP3 players and video cameras as well. However,repparttar 105704 maximum memory capacity is only 512 MB. The difference betweenrepparttar 105705 SD card andrepparttar 105706 multimedia card is that, asrepparttar 105707 name suggests,repparttar 105708 SD card comes with an additional write-protect switch for data security.

Buying the Best Digital Camera for Your Needs

Written by Kevin Rockwell

Choosing a digital camera can be a daunting task withrepparttar 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 berepparttar 105688 best option for you.

So,repparttar 105689 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 atrepparttar 105690 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 throughrepparttar 105691 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 ofrepparttar 105692 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.

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