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Digital Camera Review
I get emails frequently asking me, "What digital camera should I buy?" and, "Which camera is best?"
It's not an easy question to answer. There are many makers and types of digital cameras. It is confusing.
It's not a question of reviewing the cameras and comparing prices. You need to review each function. Digital Cameras have many functions. The cheaper cameras have fewer options. A cheap digital camera is easier to learn how to use. There is less to learn about it.
More expensive digital cameras have more features. You need to review what features are available. You need to decide what you are going to use the camera for so you know what feature you need.
Before you buy a digital camera review these options:
Does it have "Exposure Compensation?" This allows you to change the light setting.
Can you turn the flash on and off?
Does it have automatic red-eye adjustment?
What size images will it take? 1.3 Megapixels or more are needed for nice images.
Can it take close up images?
How easy is it to use?
How sturdy is it? I have dropped my camera on concrete a few times. I keep stepping on the cord from the wall adapter!
You can read digital camera reviews on the web. But, you need to test out the camera.
Rather than review digital cameras here, I suggest you try them out. I went to my local camera shop and took pictures with different digital cameras. I took along a few trains I wanted to sell on eBay and found out what was best. This was better than a review.
It's hand's on testing.
Make sure you look at the pictures on a computer screen. The small display on the back of the digital camera is not a good indicator of the cameras quality.
Remember a review will only help you if you know what you need. A review will help you decide what camera is best. But, only after you know what you need.
Spend some time checking out different digital cameras. A review is only the first step.