Choose the Best Digital Camera

Here are a few hints on how to choose the best digital camera for your needs. If you are new to digital camera shopping, there are a few pitfalls that should be avoided.

If you have a particular brand in mind, you are already half-way there. Otherwise your budget is most likely to determine what you can afford, and what you should consider as extra features. Just remember one thing; -as today’s technology are improving, costs seems to be decreasing. In other words: what was top of the line last year, may still be good to day, but obsolete next year.

The new-comer will probably need a camera for taking pictures of family gatherings, happy meetings with friends or even places they are visiting. A mini camera which easily fits in your pocket or purse, will be a good choice, and will certainly meet your needs. It´s not wise to buy the most expensive or highly advanced digital camera if you have no previous experience in photographing. A low budget camera today comes with lots of sophisticated features such as video and sound capabilities among others.

An often misunderstood idea about digital cameras is the resolution or mega-pixels. In general one can say -the higher the number of pixels, – the higher the price. The higher number of pixels also requires more storage space on the cameras memory device. No matter how high the pixel number is, all cameras today comes with a menu where you can choose a lower grade of pixels. This will increase your storage capacity and extend battery life. Reduced pixels will also save time and space if you are attaching your images to an e-mail or posting them on internet.

When it comes to batteries, digital cameras in the upper price range are often supplied with so called high-efficiency battery packs. These packs maybe good, but will also rise the price significantly. For a novice though, regular aa, preferably alkaline type batteries will fill your needs. They are also available almost anywhere, and can also be found in the rechargeable version.

To find out more on how the performance of your future purchase will be, you can visit some online digital camera review sites. Once you have found out what suits you best, it´s time to go to a hardware-store where you can really feel the camera in your hands and perhaps get some additional information.