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A Good Digital Photography Camera Review
By Rika Susan
your homework before deciding on a digital camera? You are going
about it in the right way if you make use of the many professional
reviews available on the internet.
then you will want to be careful about rating the reviews themselves,
as some take a genuine, in depth and objective look at the camera,
whereas others are little more than marketing exercises by agents!
reviews you will find about some of the very latest digital cameras
are often based on pre-production models made available to the reviewers.
In most cases this should present no problem, as the reviewers who
get hold of these cameras are generally knowledgeable individuals
and will point out any potential problems that still need sorting
you read a digital photography camera review, make
sure that the reviewer looks into the following issues for the sake
of comparison and thoroughness:
many pixels: is it a 5MP or 6MP or 8MP camera? What is the size
of the image sensor (CCD)? How does it compare to other cameras
in the same range? Remember, the number of pixels is not the only
important aspect for a better image - you also have to check the
size of the CCD.
file formats are supported? Only JPEG or also RAW? Many photographers
are now waking up to the post-processing possibilities of RAW files,
and you may want to have that option available!
the camera have an auto-focus assist lamp for low lighting conditions?
Without it you are often fairly restricted in low light situations.
about batteries? A proprietary battery can have a very effective
lifespan, but they tend to be expensive - and you do need a backup
for when on the road or in the mountains. Many excellent digital
prosumer cameras such as the Olympus SP500 Ultra Zoom work on simple
AA batteries which you can easily replace when in trouble!
you buy a good prosumer camera with which you want
to do some experimenting (and being able to experiment is a major
plus of having a digital camera in the first place!) you will want
to know that you have a manual focus option for those tricky situations...
is mentioned regarding the camera's manual settings: can you set
shutter priority, or aperture priority? Do you have full manual
control over the most important aspects of exposure? It will be
a pity when you start shooting away and trying new things you never
dared with your film camera (costs!) only to find out you have virtually
no manual control!
that the digital photography camera review you're
reading points out the important optical (real!) zoom capabilities
- and not only gloat about the digital zoom facility - which is
sometimes little more than a cropping tool!
compare not only cameras but also reviews, and shop around for the
most informed opinion before you decide on the camera...
more information visit http://www.Best-Digital-Photography.com.
Susan researches, writes, and publishes full-time on the Web.
Copyright of this article: 2005 Rika Susan.