Where to start when buying a Digital Camera

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Thinking of buying a Camera But dont know where to start?

Confused with the technological terms?


Then this guide should sort all that out.

First of all i should start by defining what is meant by MP (Mega pixel).
You will definitely have heard about it if you have been looking for cameras.

Pixels are tiny squares of color, grouped together, to form the digital image we see on a computer screen. If you use the zoom tool in any image editing program to zoom in on a photo, you’ll begin to see your picture turn into squares. The closer the zoom, the less picture-like it seems, and the more it resembles a Rubik’s cube. One "megapixel" is equivalent to 1 million of these pixels. As a general rule in the digital world, the more pixels an image has, the more detail. This also means the image file size will be larger, and print size will be bigger. More pixels offer more shades of color, giving it a more realistic look.

If that makes scene that you will realize that MP is only the size of the final captured image.
So when deciding to buy a camera you first have to determine what you intend to use it for.

If you simply want it for Family snapshots on summer days out, Christmas pictures - Halloween etc.
The you would only be looking for around a 3.2mp Camera.

If you are looking to take professional looking photographs without using too expensive equipment
then i would recoment a 7-9 MP Camera

However if you are a professional then you would be looking at anywhere from 12 - 22 MP and above.

Of course as the size of the MP increases so does the price of the camera.

I would probably recommend makes such as Sony, Cannon, FujiFilm and Nikon.

Price
For a Personal Camera, compact with a good resolution i would pay no more than £130
For a Semi-Pro Camera, good features, higher resolution i would pay up to £300
And for a professonal camera the cheapest you would probably get one for is £450


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