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Saturday, May 30, 2009

No Need To Be Shy About Buying A Good Digital Camera

By Chris Campbell

In this article we will do a SLR camera comparison, between four models: Nikon D40, Nikon D90, Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xsi and the Canon EOS 40D.

One of the reasons people are so reluctant to move into the world of digital SLR photography, is an aversion to spending a lot of money for a camera. Well, if that's the case with you then you should be pleasantly surprised to find that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good digital SLR camera these days.

Photos taken with the XTi using the default factory auto settings tend to be quite underexposed. Not something you would expect from a $600 camera. Bottom line is, don't assume the Rebel will take better pictures just because it's a better camera . . . your going to have to upgrade your skills as a photographer to get better pictures.

One of the first digital cameras I purchased, going back every five or six years now was nothing more than a simple point-and-shoot Canon, but ended up costing me close to $1000. When I see what I can get today for thousand dollars in digital SLR cameras, it's ridiculous.

Don't count on using the LCD screen for taking your pictures. It's a non-option with the Rebel XTi. You'll have to stick with the optical viewfinder.

The Nikon D90 is a camera with 12.3 megapixels and an impressive 3 inch LCD screen with 920,000 pixels.. The Live View also has movie mode, but you don't have the option to autofocus once you start shooting the movie.

The Canon EOS 40D has less megapixels than two of the cameras above (10.1 megapixels), but it compensates with great performance for live action shots. It can take 6.5 photos per second, with a shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.

What's important, is to give careful consideration to how plan to use your camera. That's the main thing, and should pretty much guarantee you get the perfect camera for you.

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