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Digital Camera is Right For You?
The technology that led to the advent of personal photography has been around
for decades. However, in the past ten years, there has been a lot of changes.
Cameras have made the transition from film to digital photographs, effectively
revolutionizing the industry. Digital cameras may seem a bit overwhelming to
the new user, but they are actually quite simple. They are also affordable and
are coming down in price all the time. If you haven't made the switch, it's
time to take a look at what is available in this market today.
The most basic type of digital camera is the point and shoot model. These
digital cameras are often quite small and can easily fit in a purse, briefcase
or pocket. While some models offer limited manual control, they are intended
to be used mainly with their automatic programs. New features include
automatic detection of the subjects, or face detecting technology. This makes
it easier than ever to get a good shot. The basic point and shoot camera is
often limited in its zoom capacity, though optical zoom settings of up to 3-5x
are not uncommon. Most cameras tout a digital zoom of much more. However, the
quality of digital zoom is quite poor, so stick with the optical capabilities.
In the middle range, digital cameras are available that combine point and
shoot with more advanced features. This category is often called the super
zoom cameras as they feature an optical zoom of 10-15x, much more than their
smaller cousins. These cameras are also much larger and offer more manual
control than the point and shoot models. Upgrading to a super zoom camera can
be a great way to become more familiar with the ins and outs of exposure and
shutter speed. However, the automatic programs are also very good. If you feel
that you need more than a basic camera, but aren't quite ready for a
professional model, look at cameras in this category.
Last, but definitely not least, you will find the digital SLR. This camera is
ultra professional and has all the bells and whistles. Automatic programs are
also included on an SLR. However, the manual settings are what really make
these digital cameras shine. Unlike the point and shoot and super zoom
cameras, an SLR has removable and interchangeable lenses. A basic lens is
usually included when you purchase the camera body and you can add more lenses
as your shooting needs develop. There are lenses that are suited to action
shots, close ups and even panoramic views.
As you can see, there is a camera for every person's needs. If you are a
beginner, go with a point and shoot. For more advanced photographers, you may
want to choose the middle model, a super zoom camera. Finally, for the
professional, a digital SLR will offer all you need.
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