Which DG cam you would like buy?
25 Nov 08
Digital cameras range in price from about $30 to over $40,000. Want to guess which ones are better? What do you want to do with it? Earn a living as a fashion or sports or documentary or stock photographer (those are just a few of the ways photographers work); then you should start out with a Digital Single Lens Reflex for ultimate flexibility, silky smooth images and potential for growth. Starting at roughly $1000-$1400, with more advanced "semi pro" DSLRs coming in from around $1500. If you want a camera to develop your hobby and you want something like an SLR with less cost, a "prosumer" or "Bridge" camera might be the go. These are often "superzoom" or "ultrazoom" cameras. They have electronic niewfinders as well as screens on the back of the camera (viewfinders make the camera a lot more usable, especially in bright light) and offer manual controls in addition to automatic shooting. They cost from about $500. Below these are general consumer cameras, often without viewfinders. The basic set-up is 6 to 8 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom. Don't buy one with more than 10 megapixels if you want touse it in poor light without a flash (more Mps doesn't give greater detail, because the resulting "noise" spoils the picture). In this class of camera, more OPTICAL zoom is better, and if they have a propriety battery (rather than the common AA), make sure you get at least one spare. If it runs on AAs, buy rechargeables and keep a set topped up and ready to use. Because these things are so relient on battery power for the screen, the zoom, the meters, the menus etc. they chew up batteries at a great rate. Ignore digital zoom: if it is available, you are generally better off ignoring it. Tricks to extend the zoom range by reducing the megapixels or cutting back the file size work and they don't damage the picture like digital zoom does, but they are "second best" to optical zoom. Water/weatherproofing and shock resistence is worth looking for, and so is a zoom that is wide-angle as well as telephoto.
26 Nov 08
thanx for detailed reponse,i would like like buy digital camera becouse of hobby & dont want to miss some good momments(partys, monthly outing,or traveling)i am not a very goodphotgrapher, so dont want to buy that much costly camera just i want to have digital camera b coz dont want miss good momments whan i was borwsing trough net i seen soo many cameras i was bit confused which one to select, i selected some of the cameras sony DSC_W80 7.2MP canon IXUS 92 canon Pwer shot A590IS 8MP sony cybershot DSC W300 13MP 3X Zoom canon SD 770IS 10MP canonm IXUS 85IS please could you help me which one i have to go for
26 Nov 08
Well, that's an interesting range. Of those, I like the Powershot best for its longer zoom range and the ability to go fully auto, use scene modes or opt for manual controls. Next would be the Sony W80 for its good battery life and wide ISO range. The IXUS line is very well made; great quality but a bit expensive for what they are. The W300 has some good features, but in squeezing so many megapixels into its tiny sensor, it has compromised its low lighting performance. The best camera is always the one you enjoy using most. Despite the similarities in these models, they have different menus, button layouts and features. They are all flat and thin to go into a top pocket - except for the Powershot, which is still quite small, but rather more like a traditional camera tyha the others.
9 Dec 08
If you want to buy a point and shot Digital camera, I think you should choose Canon brand, because it will bring you the best quality to print. another point, if you want to have a pretty DG and quality picture (not as good as Canon), you can choose Sony. every Camera have some way to take care, and all of them have in Manual, so you can see after you buy it. have fun.