Are You Looking For The Best Digital Camera? – Short Review Of The Most Popular Digital Cameras

The camera industry and the market have suddenly found themselves earning good profits by developing their products. People have become aware of the clear and quality picture results of cameras and they intend to buy the one for themselves also. Pixels are the small square type dots that form the image on a screen. Memory is where the images are stored.

If you are a serious photographer then a superior resolution is a must for your camera. Suppose you want to send or transfer your photographs over the net and you need a digital camera for that, your purpose would be solved by a 3 megapixel camera. Samsung Digital Cameras Leading the Digital Convergence Revolution. SAMSUNG is a name that stands high among all the leading brands of consumer electronics today.

Digital cameras are constantly outstanding in their color quality. Suitability of them means you should pick the product that is suitable to your purpose of general photography or professional photography. If you decide what quality of resolution you need to buy, your purchase will be absolutely fine.

It is important for you to do your homework before going to make a deal for a product. The net is an extensive place where you can find out some great cameras in really cheap prices. Almost all the major brands such as Fuji, Kodak, Samsung, Olympus, Nikon and HP have their products available at cost effective prices. The big brands like Kodak, Concord and Oregon have inexpensive offers in the range of $50 to $100 for you. These have 2 to 4 mega pixels.

Digital Photography Magazine

Tired of your old film camera and craving for something new? Digital photography is a relatively new genre of photography, gradually overshadowing its older version, film photography, into obscurity. There are marked advantages of digital cameras have over film cameras. Well, an lcd monitor is one, post processing adds up to image quality in a drastic way, there's the extensive resolution, and a whole lot more!

So, by now you should be impressed. But what digital camera would be most suitable for you? And how would you prepare yourself? Well, one good thing is purchasing a digital photography magazine!

Photography magazines are fairly affordable, considering their quality and its content, which would really prompt one to purchase a digital camera in no time. Some of its essential content includes:

Tips for just about anything about photography.

May it be about an accessory, way of shooting, setting tricks, and the like, photography magazines really gives its readers an edge, coming from actual photography experts. You would discover how to use your camera better and how to utilize its features with digital photography magazine's step by step guide. Aside from the in-camera tips, digital photography magazines also teaches its readers some post processing techniques, which is totally sweet because as you all know, post processing is what makes photography distinct from film photography.

Digital camera reviews and ratings

Digital Photography Magazine, unlike camera companies, provides for an unbiased review on each digital camera release. The result then is a more objective judgment for you to assess on which digital camera you should purchase. A digital camera review usually comes with overall rating and sample images, so you would be a hundred percent sure once you decide on which camera to buy. As they always say, quality first before brand name.

Photo gallery

Given that you already have a digital camera; a Digital Photography Magazinewould still be of use because digital camera magazines are also sources of inspiration to budding photographers with its gallery. Each gallery is sorted according to genre or category, took by some talent and put into that magazine, not for you to steal ideas, but to have at least a point of reference on what to shoot in your own creative way. The good thing also is that almost all digital photography magazines places the camera setting used in shooting the pictures in the gallery.

Articles about digital photography

What use is it to engage into digital photography when you are not abreast of its developments? Do you what camera brand NASA used in their recent space mission? Well, got you! In order to be good at what you enter in, you must know at least some things about it. A digital photography magazine gives new development and some rumors regarding photography, so you would have an idea on what to expect.

Photo contests!

Some digital photography magazines hold a contest for its patrons. Think of each contest as a gallery exhibit and a photo is chosen with its owner given a price. Do not be afraid of entering one because almost every reader submits their own entry because unlike painting, photography can be entered by anyone. The prize, if you are lucky, would really be worth it!

The points mentioned are some of the things that digital photography magazines offer. There are still millions of features that are waiting for you, every month is a special month for most of these magazines, as a matter of fact.

So what are you waiting for?

Budget Digital Camera Review – Rollei Compactline 80

Digital cameras are now common place, nearly every household has at least one. The thing is that there are so many to choose from, that its difficult to make a decision about which one will suit you best. Do you go for a high mega pixel, or a high zoom? Do you go for an SLR (they are the really good digital cameras, but require some skills) or for a compact camera (which can be really good, but take less knowledge of photography)?

Our old digital camera was a Samsung, and as with most technology, it has quickly become outdated and difficult to use. There is a long delay between taking photographs and the speed when taking photographs is slow, therefore you sometimes miss that crucial shot! This can be quite frustrating and you can miss vital moments, especially when taking photographs of things like your children’s sports day.

Due to the problems encountered with our old camera, I found myself taking more and more photographs using my cell phone! My cell phone does have a good camera and takes better close up photographs than my old digital camera, a lot of my recent photographs have needed to be close up shots of small things. Hence the decision to buy a new camera.

We have looked at many camera’s one of the cheapest and best SLR Cameras that we looked at was a Canon that cost around £150 – this was being used to take portrait photographs in a film processing shop in our local town. Unfortunately we only had around £60 with which to purchase a camera and so had to get the best for our money.

So what can you get for around that price mark? It has to be a compact digital camera for that kind of money and we tried several. The shop that we used was very helpful allowing us to try each camera in our price range to see how easy they were to use, to see the quality of the photographs that the cameras could take and to feel the quality of the device that we were purchasing. All of the cameras offered were on sale at £50-£60 – reduced from their original prices.

I took photographs with all of the cameras that were within our price range – an Olympus (10 Megapixel), a Samsung (10 Megapixel) and a Rollei (8 Megapixel). I took general photographs and full zoom photographs to check on quality, especially looking at graining on the full zoom photograph, as I use the zoom function a lot when taking photographs.

The Samsung was first (at £49.99 reduced from £64.99), and being the same make as our old camera, I did not expect too much. I was not disappointed! The camera still had the delay on it, just like our outdated one, but the quality was excellent as was the build quality. Next came the Rollei Compactline 80 (on offer at £54.99 reduced from £79.99). I had never heard of these cameras before, they are a little known German make. The photographs I took were excellent – the quality is extremely sharp, and the full zoom is just as sharp – no graining at all. There is a slight delay between shots, which is not the best. The build quality did not feel too good – the camera felt “plasticy” and delicate. The final contender was the Olympus (reduced from £99.99 to £59.99) the biggest reduction, and you would think with a name like Olympus, the best camera. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The camera was of excellent quality and felt expensive, it was easy to use and there was little delay between shots. The problem came on full zoom, which unlike the other two was VERY grainy. I immediately turned it off and gave it back!

I opted for the Rollei, not happy to take another Samsung. I had to purchase an SD card to save the images, which at £10 made the price £5 over my budget. The camera has been excellent. It has many great features – you can choose the quality of photograph (from 8 megapixel to VGA through 2 megapixel increments); it has a 6MB internal memory, although this would only allow you to take around 3 photographs at the 8 megapixel quality (!); you can do basic editing; show your pictures as a slideshow; rotate, resize; frame an image; and a voice memo! It takes both photograph and video footage.

I found it very easy to use, and the settings menu extremely easy to navigate. The menu when in camera mode is simple and self explanatory. In the box you get a “Quick Start Guide”, user guide and photo editing software CD ROMS, a wrist strap, a neck strap and a USB cable (which is extremely important as this camera does not have a standard USB connection).

The downsides with this camera are: the delay between taking images (a green LED flashes until it is ready to take the next image), the “instruction” book that comes with the camera is very basic and therefore you have to “Play” with the camera to figure out how it works, the USB cable – if this one gets lost, I would not be able to get a replacement easily and the “plasticy” feel of the camera.

All of this said, the quality of the images it takes is fantastic, when you consider the price I paid for the camera. This to me far out weighed the feel of the camera and the lack of instructions. I am more than happy with my purchase and I am sure you would be too. Although it’s a little known make, give them a chance – where would Samsung, Olympus and Canon be today, if they had been ignored when they first arrived on the market?

Sony DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera Review (10x Optical Zoom)

If you someone (like myself) who are just sick of the flat features on those mini compact digital cameras but still are not willing to lug a gigantic DSLR camera with you when you are vacation, you just have to get your hands on the new Sony DSC-HX5V digital camera. While still maintaining a relatively compact size, this model has managed to pack in a whole host of features not found on many compact models. On top of that, it has a blazing fast performance to boot.

The Sony DSC-HX5V comes with a 10 mega-pixel image sensor and a lens with a 25-250mm focal length. On the back you will find a huge 3-inch LCD screen for reviewing your videos and photos. In terms of shutter speed, the range starts from 1/1600 of a second to 30 seconds. This model can also record full HD videos at 1080p.

The Sony DSC-HX5V also scores pretty well in the design department with its elegant all black casing. It measures at 4.1 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches in dimensions and weighs just 6 ounces. This camera would easily fit into your bag or coat pocket without being too obstructive. All the buttons and controls are intuitively laid out and was pretty straightforward to use.

The highlights of this camera would definitely have to be in its features and performance. One of my favorite features on it is the Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode that lets you take panorama shots with a press of the button. All you need to do is press the shutter button and sweep the camera across the area that you wish to capture and the camera automatically creates a panoramic image out of the shoot. No stitching or editing is needed.

The videos and photos taken on the Sony DSC-HX5V was very good overall especially for a camera of its size and class. It was also extremely fast with a shutter lag time of only 0.4 seconds and takes just 1.8 seconds from start up to take your first shot. It also has a great shot-to-shot time of just 1.5 seconds. These figures leave many of its competitors in the dust. All-in-all, the Sony DSC-HX5V is a great compact camera model for anyone who loves to take great photos and to have more control in their photographic experience. At the time of writing, it is selling for just around $349 per unit, which is a great deal for a camera of this stature.

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