How to Choose a Digital Camera

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How to Choose a Digital Camera

Digital cameras, also known as digicams, are cameras that capture still photographs and/or video. These cameras function by recording images on an electronic image sensor. Today, most of the cameras that are out there in the market are digital. There are various kinds of digital cameras and if you're looking to buy a new one, it could be hard to decide which one to buy. Here are some things to look at when selecting a digicam:

1) Megapixels - On a digital camera, the image is made of many tiny dots. These dots are known as pixels and a million pixels come together to make a megapixel. The more megapixels the camera has, the better will be the picture. If you're looking to take good pictures, but on an amateur level a 6-megapixel camera should be enough. However, if you're looking for better pictures with higher resolution, you would want to invest in a digicam with higher megapixels.

2) Type - There are quite a few different types of digicams on the market, ranging from very basic ones to advanced digital cameras that are designed for professionals. The cost of these cameras depends on the number of features these offer. Depending upon your requirements, you can choose any camera ranging from one that costs about $70 to one that can cost as much as $500 or even more.

3) Brand - All major electronic brands manufacture digital cameras. There are some that are considered superior to others, but these might also cost more. Different brands offer cameras with different features and characteristics. Carry out some research to find out about brands and models that are popular with the consumers and also meet your requirements.

4) Price - When shopping for a digicam, you will be faced with lots of options, each priced differently. It is, therefore, important that you set a budget beforehand and then stick to it. As long as you have set a realistic budget, you will be able to find a digital camera that suits it.

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