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Buying Digital Cameras

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The Benefits of Digital Images over Film

Using a digital camera offers many benefits that you simply don’t get with film. Digital cameras and the pictures they create have a lot of advantages in how you take the pictures, edit them, and share [more…]

The Best Features of a Digital SLR Camera

All digital SLR cameras have a variety of features that make your job as a photographer much easier, more pleasant, and more creative. When deciding whether to go for a dSLR, consider these dSLR features [more…]

Finding the Right Digital Camera Optical Viewfinder

A digital camera’s optical viewfinder is bright and clear, uses no power, and lets you compose your image quickly. But not all optical viewfinders are created equal. You need to evaluate a few optical-viewfinder [more…]

Categorizing Types of Digital Cameras

Digital cameras fall into several overlapping categories, which are usually defined by a number of features. Specifications that define a category change over time. However, the categories themselves have [more…]

The Advantages to Film Cameras over Digital Cameras

A couple of downside issues about digital photography exist. Digital photography’s negative aspects may or may not outweigh its benefits for you. To help you decide whether digital photography is right [more…]

Choosing between an SLR or Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera

The majority of digital cameras are automatic, point-and-shoot models. They offer convenience and ease of use, providing autofocus, autoexposure, and auto just-about-everything else. But photographers [more…]

The Different Types of Batteries for Your Digital Camera

Most digital cameras accept standard AA batteries, but you have options in what kind of AA batteries you use. Disposable batteries, rechargeable batteries, and even battery packs can get your camera snapping [more…]

Buying a Digital Camera: Knowing How Much Resolution You Need

When deciding what digital camera you want to buy, keep resolution in mind. You can find cameras with any amount of resolution you could want, so get a resolution based on what you plan to do with your [more…]

Knowing How Many Pixels is Enough

If you think you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many megapixels, think again. Unnecessary pixels lead to bigger digital image files, which are great when you need all those pixels, but are [more…]

Checking out a Digital Camera’s LCD Viewfinder

LCD (liquid crystal display) viewfinders display more or less the exact digital image that the digital camera will capture. But you can find both good and bad LCDs. Check out a digital camera’s LCD for [more…]

Evaluating a Digital Camera’s Electronic Viewfinder

Some digital cameras come with electronic viewfinders (EVFs), which work like optical viewfinders but use an electronic display to show you the image. Because EVFs form an image by using the signal from [more…]

Considering What it Costs to Use Your Printer

To understand the true cost of a printer, you need to think about how much you’ll pay for consumables each time you print a picture. The cost of printer paper, and toner or ink, can add up quickly. [more…]

How to Pick a Digital Camera You Can Upgrade

Depending on the type of digital camera you buy, you may be able to upgrade it in the future. You can upgrade all kinds of camera features. To find a camera with great upgrade potential: [more…]

Deciding on a Digital SLR Camera Viewfinder

The digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera’s viewfinder shows you (more or less) the exact image the sensor sees. The SLR viewfinder shows the subject by using an image bounced off mirrors. With an SLR [more…]

How to Use eBay to Shop for Digital Cameras and Equipment

eBay is a great place to locate digital camera equipment at a price you’re willing to pay. You can find older digital cameras and lenses, as well as difficult-to-find accessories on eBay. To use eBay successfully [more…]

Finding a Printer that Doesn’t Need Access to a Computer to Print Your Digital Images

Some printers can print directly from digital camera memory cards — no computer required. You insert your memory card into the printer, use the printer’s control panel to set up the print job, and press [more…]

Comparing the Sizes of Digital Camera Types

When you shop for a digital camera, consider all the size options you have. You can find digital cameras the size of credit cards and some the size of professional film cameras. Here are the major groups [more…]

Adding Up the Cost of Digital Cameras, Hardware, and Software

Digital cameras vary greatly in price, depending on the kind and quality of camera you buy. Hardware you use with your digital camera — such as a memory card — factors into your digital photography costs [more…]

Getting the Scoop on Digital Cameras from Online Discussion Forums

If you want to know the details about a particular digital camera (or digital cameras, in general), head to an online discussion forum. Users the world over access these forums to give and find forum reviews [more…]

Checking Out Digital Camera Manufacturers’ Web Sites

Just about every manufacturer of digital-imaging hardware and software maintains a Web site. Typically, their Web sites are geared to marketing the company’s products, so you can use the Web site to get [more…]

Buy a Cheaper Second Camera for Nature Photography

As a nature photographer, you might want to purchase a cheaper second camera. A good option is to buy a sophisticated point-and-shoot camera that has many of the same features as your digital SLR. You [more…]

Research Camera Gear for HDR Photography

Use every tool at your disposal to investigate the general types of photography gear you’re interested in for high dynamic range photography, and then zero in on specific makes and models. Keep in mind [more…]

Compare Camera Controls for HDR Photography

Choosing your camera is the best place to begin when you’re buying equipment for high dynamic range photography. Here are the camera control options and what they bring to the table. [more…]

Disadvantages of Compact Digital Cameras for HDR Photography

With compact digital cameras that feature manual modes and even auto bracketing, you’re set to get started with high dynamic range photography. However, you can’t take action shots or hand-held HDR because [more…]

Benefits of Compact Digital Cameras for HDR Photography

Compact digital cameras (sometimes called digital point-and-shoot cameras) are the cheapest entry into high dynamic range photography. You can buy one for about [more…]

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