28 March 2009

Tips on Choosing Digital Cameras

If you are like most people, the thought of purchasing an electronic device can send shivers down your spine. Not only can the price be intimidating, but the terminology can be downright mysterious. The way most people get around this obstacle, is to just purchase the digital camera, TV, or DVD that is currently on sale, and leave it at that. If you are deciding to purchase a television, Smartphone, Game Console, or MP3 Player, you might want to try looking through a buying guide. This will help you sort out all the terminology and assist you in getting a better handle on the various options and accessories that are available for the product of you choice. If you are willing to take the time and effort to do a little research, you will find yourself not only understanding the device you wish to own, but you will also save money by buying the best device for you, not the electronics store.

For example, if you are in the market for a digital camera, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration when purchasing one; with one of the most talked-about factors being pixels. Just how many mega pixels (MPs) do you need in a camera? Well, if you are shopping for a digital camera, than the first thing you need to ask yourself is, "what are you going to use it for?" If you are a beginner or, if you just want to take pictures to share with your friends online, than you would probably be happy with a 2-3MP camera. This will print 5 x 7 inch pictures and allow you to email them to your friends with a file size of just 980 k. You get good quality pictures, but at an affordable price. If you are a photographer who enjoys editing the pictures you take, than you will want a camera that falls into the 4-6MP area. Any more than that and you fall into the professional category and you will be looking at the 7MP+ range.

One thing to keep in mind is, that the more MPs you have, the more memory needed to store the photo. For example, if you have a 64 MB memory card (I wouldn’t go any lower), you will be able to store only about 74 pictures, 2MP pictures; for a 5 MP you will be able to only store about 25. So, something that you need to decide, along with the MP size of your digital camera, is the size of the memory card you wish to purchase. Once you know what you want to use the camera for, you will be able to adjust the number of MPs and the size of the memory card(s) to your particular needs. Remember, the more MPs your camera has, the more expensive it will be: by hundreds of dollars. You want to buy the camera that best meets YOUR needs, NOT the needs of the commissioned salesperson.

I realize that there are many other features, which you need to consider when purchasing a digital camera, but I wanted to take this time to tackle the one that has the most dramatic impact on the price. Once you have decided on the other features you desire, be sure to write them down, so you can compare the various brands and find the one that is best for you. The next big chore is finding the best value for your dollar, and that is where SHOP.COM comes into play. They will display the different models and very detailed, technical, descriptions so you will know exactly what you are getting. In addition to the technical side, they also display the best values offered at a variety of stores and online sites. So, once you find the best price, just click the link and you can complete your purchase.

From televisions to the hottest electronic toys, SHOP.COM is there to make sure you get the best deal for your dollar. Once you have finished the initial research on your item, why not save yourself some additional time and trouble by heading over and finding the best price for what you want.

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