Digital camerashave been gaining popularity since their invention. The feature of viewing the picture after taking it and take another picture if you are not happy with the photo;the capacity to keep, edit or email the photos tothe computer has influenced the increaseduse of digital camera. Every one now needs a digital camera and the question you have to ask yourself is not about if you need the camera or not, but which one do you have to buy!
Decide first what your needs are fromthe digital camera. If you want a simplecamera, you have to look for simplicity in a digital camera. If you want a flexible digital camera, you have to consider a camera that can be handled both manually and automatically,you can learn how to use it as you get used to it. keep in mind also how many megapixels the camera has, since the quality of pictures dependson how many megapixels thecamera has. If you want to use a camera for your personal use, a camera with 3 to 4 mexapixelscan achieve this.However,if you want the camera for professional use and you need to enlarge the picturesfrom time to time, you have to consider buyinga digital camera with 5 to 6 megapixels. If you need that the photos will be more clear,you can choose a digital camera with more than 7 megapixels, keeping in mind that a camera with higher megapixels is also more expensive.
Another feature of the digital camera which hasto be taken into account is the zoom. Acamera can have a digital or an optical zoom as an option. If you want to take a picture like during a sporting event, you should go for an optical zoom since it brings the object near without compromising the quality of thepicture and you have to choose a camera with 5x and higher optical zoom as anoption. However,if you only take normal pictures,you can have a digital camera with 1x up to 4x optical zoom.For a professional photographer, the camera with 10xand higher optical zoom is the best option. Digital camerashave been developed to become compact, therefore you do not have to choose a big digital camera, you can have a small camera that can be transported anywhere.