Can someone just give me some general knowledge..

@EMZo03 (213)
November 24, 2007 3:27pm CST
on different types of digital cameras, what makes some digital cameras better than others, what type of pictures certain digital cameras are better at making... anything. Im trying to understand why some pictures just come out WAYY better than others that i see. I also wonder when I take pictures with my 100$ digitcal camera, why does the picture never come out like what im seeing? I have a creative eye and am starting to save for a camera and definitely dont know anything about them. For example.. in another discussion, someone told me to look for a 5 megapixel camera or higher. This was helpful information. I dont know, if someone could just share any of their knowledge here with me.. that would be pretty cool.
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• China
26 Nov 07
I have a digital camera which is produced by panasonic. It can take 6 million pixel picture.but i don't like it because there are noly 80,000 pixel in its led and it's led is only 2.5 inch.
@EMZo03 (213)
26 Nov 07
thanks for your response... but what's led?
• United States
26 Nov 07
If you are going for a compact camera stick to around 6 to 8 megapixels. you can get professional Quality results with virtually no electronic artifacts. Some of the newer cameras are getting up to about 12 megapixels but I don't recomend them in a compact camera. The level of electronic noise becomes very obviously visible (little red, green and blue sploches) in dark areas of the photos. I personally prefer Nikons and Canons. Easy to use, most have anti-shake stabilization and good professional quality results. Stan-Internetbizops
@EMZo03 (213)
26 Nov 07
thanks for the response: ) it does help
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
26 Nov 07
One of the best starter camera I have found is the Canon A530. It has a full Auto mode and many photographer diredcted and controlled features. I have sold photos of sports that have been taken with the Canon A530. It does not compair with my Canon DSLR but for $100 you can't beat the resolution of the photos and at 5 megapixels you can crop the photos down and still have the clarity. Nikon, Kodak, and other have similar cameras. Don't be fooled by more megapixels does not equal better picutres. Your sensor is what records the light and it may be the same size whether you have 5 mp or 12 mp's. Each pixel records one color - usually Red, Blue, or Green. Canon, Nikon and other major producers use different senosor in different cameras and they also use different processors. Decide how you will be using the camera they research what others have to say and then make your decision. I would suggest visiting www.dpreview.com as a good source
@EMZo03 (213)
26 Nov 07
thank you very much for your response: ]
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I thought I would like to know more about deciding so I found these tips: Look for a glass lense not plastic. Get as much RAM as you can afford. Choose as much RAM as you can find so that you can store more pics. Optical zoom is the same as with a regular 35 mm so you know what to compare to. Look for user friendly functions like flash modes that you are familiar with and comfortability.
@EMZo03 (213)
24 Nov 07
thanks for sharing those tips: )