Compact Digital Camera
If you're looking for a compact digital camera, you may be amazed at the choice you have. You can get a compact digital camera from any of the major manufacturers, anywhere in the world. Most are light, point-and-shoot models, with few, if any manual functions, and all are small and easy to handle. So what should you look for when you go shopping for a compact digital camera?
The most important feature to check is megapixels, because this will tell you what quality the photographs you take will be. The lower the megapixels (or MP) the lower the resolution of your pictures will be. This is important if you want to print out your photographs or reproduce them in printed publications. It's not as important if you are photographing for the web or to keep in a photo album on your computer.
This type of digital camera will either have a fixed lens, or more probably, a zoom lens. This means that it will have a single lens that is part of the body, but you can zoom in and out of your subject matter. You will not be able to use additional lenses with it, unless it accommodates adapter lenses. If so, be sure to buy adapter lenses that are made specifically for the make and model that you choose.
Don't be tempted into thinking that all cameras of this sort are the same. Some are waterproof and/or shockproof. Some feature new sensor technology. Some are ultracompact, which means they are slimmer and lighter than most. Some have touch screens. And some (in fact most nowadays) have a video option, although this might be quite limited, in which case probably unimportant.
If you are comparing one Compact Digital Camera to another , here are some of the most important things you should bear in mind:
- Resolution (MP)
- Optical zoom facility (for example 3 x or 5 x)
- Size and weight
- Size and resolution of the viewfinder or LCD screen
- Battery type and its rated life (this will be in terms of the number of images you can take)
- Memory card supplied
- Whether it has a self timer
- Manual controls, if any
Once you have compared all these aspects, you should be ready to make an educated choice in terms of buying your own compact digital camera.