Factors to Consider in Choosing the Right Type of Camera

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Choosing the ideal camera for you can be a difficult decision considering that today the market is flooded with endless options. If you are considering buying a new camera, as a beginner or as an existing professional, make sure to consider the following factors.

Portability and Weight

Lugging a large and heavy camera is an inconvenient deal, and if you are not really serious about your photography you are going to have a camera that you would have thought best not to have purchased in the first place. Therefore, it is important to pick up a camera that has the ideal weight and size to be carried easily wherever you go. With new advances in technology, you can remain assured that the weight and size of the camera is not going to affect the quality of the pictures. However, it is important to choose the right camera accessories to meet the demands that arise with these factors.

Sensors and Pixels

Modern digital cameras capture pictures on a ‘Sensor’, which is comparable to the film but in electrical nature. Pixels are the elements on the sensor that capture the details of the objects being photographed. Usually, more pixels used by the sensor, the more details the camera can record. However, at the same time it could mean that the sizes of the pixels are reduced to fit onto the sensor.

As a standard, keep in mind that compact cameras are mostly based on smaller sensors and very tiny pixels. Because DSLRs have larger sensors, they don't essentially have too small pixels. So if you are planning to buy a compact system camera or a DSLR, choose a model that has pixel counts from 12 to 38 million. If you are choosing a bridge or compact camera, choose one that has a pixel count from 10 to 14 million for the best quality photos.

Zooming and Range of Lens

Without concern for the camera that you are considering to buy, it is going to have a fixed Lens Range or Zooming capability. If you are choosing a compact camera, you cannot do anything to change its zooming power. So make sure that you are buying one that meets all your requirements. If you come across the sign “10x” it stands only for the longest setting compared to the highest width. Else consider another type of camera.

If you want to buy a compact system camera or a DSLR camera, you have more variety in terms of the lenses. There are going to be many lenses on offer for each model. An even more important point is to check the price of the lenses that fit the camera.  You don't want to spend a decent amount of money on the camera and then discover that you cannot afford the long lenses.

Consider these important factors before you choose the perfect camera that meets all the demands of your profession. Make sure that you also get the ideal camera strap to support the type of camera you eventually choose.

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This article was published on 2013/12/23