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How To Find a Great Digital Camera

4/10/2011 3:13:28 PM

When you are in the market for a new digital camera, the choices can be overwhelming.

When you are in the market for a new digital camera, the choices can be overwhelming. Digital camera technology is quickly advancing and each year cameras come with more options and features, some get smaller, and some look even more complicated. Top that with the pressure of finding a camera that you’ll enjoy for a long time—one that you will not be disappointed in and regret purchasing. When you want to find a great digital camera, start at your computer.

 

Research from The Comfort Of Home

Before you step into the nearest department store start your search for a great digital camera in front of your own computer. Visit technical sights like CNET Australia and read reviews from expert as well as average people to see what they think about the cameras on the market today. You should start off by looking at the highest rated camera, in the class that you can afford. For example, don’t waste time looking at SLR cameras if you don’t have a large budget. If you want a camera that will fit into your pocket, only look at cameras of that size. 

The idea is to get a feeling for the cameras that are currently available, see which ones have high ratings and great reviews, and narrow down your search to a few cameras that have all the features you are looking for and that you can afford. 

Really think about the types of pictures you expect to use the camera for and decide which features you do and do not need. Some digital cameras are better suited for portraits while others take close-ups really well. And there are some that have more advanced image stabilizers than others, which you’ll need if you plan to take a lot of action shots, like while at a football game.

The point is that you should have a good idea of the camera you want before you even walk into the store and start handling the digital cameras.

 

Ask the Sales Representative

After you’ve decided which cameras you’d like a closer look at, head to the store and see what’s in stock. This will allow you to actually hold the cameras and see how they feel in your hand. You may find a pocket camera just feels way too small and would like something a little bigger after all. You should also seek the advice of the Sales Representative in the digital camera department. This person will have some expertise as to what type of camera will best suit your needs. This individual will also be able to tell you about the technical aspects of what all the numbers and terminology means, like megapixels and 4x zooms, and other similar verbiage that many people don’t understand much of.

After speaking with a representative at the store, you probably have a good idea as to what digital camera is perfect for you. But resist the urge to purchase it right then and there. There is one more step in finding the great digital camera!

 

Sales, Deals, and Discounts

You should always pay the lowest price possible for your digital camera. There is no need to waste money. Start by looking online and comparing prices of the same exact camera on different websites. You can easily find a price comparison site like /www.getprice.com.au. Then check those prices against your local retail stores. See if there are any sales coming up at stores around you. 

 

Once you have found a great digital camera that fits your needs and your budget, go ahead, purchase it, and start capturing memories.

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