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Thursday, April 16, 2009

How Not To Make Mistakes When Getting A New Digital Camera

By Peter Fox

Buyers make mistakes and almost every other digital camera purchase is a living testament to that statement. Majority of individuals thought because they knew something about megapixels and zoom stuff that they don't need to worry about any other characteristics and that was a really terrible mistake.

Because of that reason before you select the digital camera you have on your mind here you are four common mistakes that people make very often when buying cameras and you should really avoid those. You shouldn't be purchasing the digital camera without holding testing it testing it with your own hands.

Reading reviews, specifications features and comparison are common when buying camera today but individuals seems to get easily caught up with this type of presentation. Actually, you need to like the digital camera before buying. Still, if you order it online, the best thing you can do is to go to your nearby camera store first and check the digital camera brand and model that you would like to buy. The digital cameras on the internet are presented with extra emphasis with flowery words to impress you but seeing that model before buying will make a huge impact on your opinion.

Try to do specific tasks with camera when testing and see how it performs check little things like how hard the digital camera controls are to use etc. It is said that prices comes with corresponding quality based on how expensive the buy is.

Yeah, everyone would select the coolest, shiniest, most sophisticated and best looking camera but the key question is are you willing to spend that much? Before purchasing be certain it meets your needs. For example, if you're fresh to picture taking are you certain you can maneuver those advanced digital SLR's manual controls? It's always the best to look for in the range of money you can spend, but focus on finding the best digital camera for your specific needs.

Looking only for a lot of Megapixels can also be a huge mistake. A 10.2 Megapixel digital camera will be more appealing than a 7.2 digital camera model. That is ok because we need the best to meet our expectations but also remember that megapixels shouldn't be the only factor.

There are 10.2 MP cameras that feature only 3x zoom while some 7.2 camera models have 4x zoom. Photographs made with 10.2 megapixel camera take more memory than photographs taken with 7.2 megapixel camera. Think beyond megapixels, because different features like zoom could be more essential for you.

Be certain of what you want from a digital camera. Before buying a camera, you should be clear on why you want that exact model. If you're only purchasing for the sake of having a camera then you shouldn't buy a digital camera at all. You need to know what features you need in camera that are reflecting your lifestyle. Think of creating a list of your most fundamental features you want from digital camera and then rank them by the order of importance. This way you can work on finding a camera that meets those needs best and worry about other features after.

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