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Digital SLR Cameras What To Look For When Buying A Digital Camera: 4. Optical Zoom (not to be confused with digital zoom) - Most point and shoot cameras have a 3X-4X optical zoom. Any cameras with over 3x optical zoom are usually more advanced and bulkier. If you have ever used a camera WITHOUT a zoom like your cell phone you know how much the zoom can make a difference.
At GadgetEase we buy and sell SLR cameras, lenses, tripods, cases, flashes, and most other photography accessories.
We currently buy lenses for NIKON and CANON cameras. We look mostly for Nikon DX and Canon EF lenses however will also look at FX and EF-S lenses as well. Since we are a consumer shop we do focus on NON full frame lenses (DX and EF).
We also purchase selectively some older film based SLR cameras if in good condition and with desirable lenses (please call store for more up-to-date information since we try to stock a maximum of 3 at any one time)
Here is a short guide to NIKON lens terminology:
1. Cameras over 4-5 megapixel (MP) will have a very high quality picture when viewed on the computer or e-mailed and is fine for MOST people (especially for e-mailing or sharing using online photo sites)
2. Secure Digital Memory Card Expansion Slot - Memory cards allow you to store your photos on your camera. Most cameras over 2 years old will be limited to a maximum of 2 gigabytes of storage or the equivalent of 464 8 Megapixel photos. For capacities higher than 2 gigabytes look for SDHC and SDXC compatibility, however for most people 2GB is plenty of storage. (also keeping less on a card minimizes your risk if it is lost, stolen, or becomes corrupted - backup your card contents REGULARLY to avoid mishaps!!)
3. Larger displays - Older cameras tend to have smaller screens with slightly less quality. Bigger displays make it easier to review your photos and easier to go through menu options.
5. Rechargeable battery vs. Standard Alkaline - rechargeable internal batteries tend to last longer however for convenience some people like standard AA alkaline batteries because they can be purchased almost anywhere and you do not have to keep track of a battery charger which seems to always become misplaced.
6. Thin and Light - thinner and lighter cameras are nice because they can fit into your pocket and you will be more likely to bring the camera and snap that great picture.
7. Video Modes - Most digital cameras will also have a video mode. Try to find a camera with 640x480 or higher video resolution. Anything lower than this will only look good when viewed on the cameras tiny screen but will look blocky and pixellated when watched on your TV or computer
8. Internal Zoom vs. External Mechanical - Some cameras use a special zoom lens that does not have external moving parts and are less prone to damage. You will see the lens is sealed behind protective glass instead of protruding out when zooming.
9. Watch out for DIGITAL ZOOM - if you see a camera that says something like 3x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom, do not get too excited. The digital zoom worsens the quality significantly and in most cases cannot be used to create a decent picture.
10. Shutter Lag and Startup Time - Some cameras (especially older ones) can suffer from a problem called shutter lag, which is the time it takes from when you press the shutter release button to when the camera actually snaps a picture. This can become extremely annoying if you miss your shot and is why Digital SLR cameras are becoming more popular because they shoot almost instantly. (to avoid shutter lag, hold the button half way to focus, then way you press all the way it will shoot more rapidly). Startup times vary among cameras and should be tested since this can mean getting your shot or NOT. Review sites like www.imaging-resource.com post detailed information like this on their reviews and is a great resource.
11. Point and Shoot, Prosumer, or Digital SLR - most digital cameras can fit one of three classes. Basic point and shoots usually have smaller zoom lens, less manual controls, and more automatic or scene modes for easy operation. Prosumer models will usually be larger in size, have more manual controls, and usually slightly harder to use. Digital SLR cameras were mostly for professionals however more and more consumers are beginning to take a liking, mainly because you can take pictures VERY FAST, interchangeable lenses, & manual adjustment of settings.
12. Ask our staff - if you have ANY questions please call or visit our store! GadgetEase Locations
What To Look For When Buying A Digital Camera:
4. Optical Zoom (not to be confused with digital zoom) - Most point and shoot cameras have a 3X-4X optical zoom. Any cameras with over 3x optical zoom are usually more advanced and bulkier. If you have ever used a camera WITHOUT a zoom like your cell phone you know how much the zoom can make a difference.