Investment in a digital camera accounts to thousands, so it is essential to ensure that you select a model that suits your requirements.
Aspects to consider for buying digital camera
The cost of 3-megapixel will be significantly less than 7-plus megapixel digital camera. Features differ from model to model. If you desire to invest in high end camera equipped with all the features then be prepared to spend more. For amateur photographers there are some low-end cameras with total manual control.
CCD or CMOS sensors
Changed Coupled Device (CCD) and Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) are both kind of image sensors mostly used in digital cameras. However, experts recommend CCD sensors because of tremendous image quality in comparison to CMOS. Actually, CMOS lenses are very cheap to manufacture and easy to implement, so the image quality is acceptable.
Visit 42nd Street Photo superstore in New York to get a look at some popular CCD and CMOS digital cameras.
If you desire to invest in lower end CMOS models then check out –
- Nikon D2Xs
- Nikon D300
- Nikon D3
- Canon EOS 450D
- Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
- Canon EOS-1 Mark III
- Canon EOS 5D
- Sigma SD14
- Samsung GX-20
If you prefer to have adjustment features that impact your images and desire to spend a little more then look at CCD models –
- Nikon D60
- Nikon D40X
- Canon PowerShot Pro1
- Canon PowerShot G9
- Ricoh GR Digital
Myths about megapixel
High megapixel is not the way to evaluate picture quality, but it denotes the largeness of your image. The quality is determined by image sensor. For home users 3-megapixel model is fine. Actually, high mega pixel includes more professional features, so they are expensive.
Make sure to look for all basic features like flash options, self timer, red eye flash, sepia modes, and optical zoom level. Check if the digital camera records video with/without sound. Durability and warranty of electronics must not be ignored.