Before you buy a Digital Camera you need to be sure of what you want! What you want and what you need are not always what you get!
So when you go to buy your digital camera you need to know what:-
Your maximum budget is as they vary greatly in price.
Kind of photos that you will want to take with the camera.
Area you want to use the camera in. i.e. Indoors, outdoors, underwater, hot climates, cold climates etc.
Accessories you will need with the camera like carrying bag, extra batteries, memory cards, lenses, filters, camera stand etc.
Type of photography that you will be doing like close ups of people, animals, flowers or fruit or portraits in a studio etc.
The Digital Camera that you will end up with will depend on a lot of factors including the size, weight and ease of use of the camera as well as the speed of the shutter and focal length of the lense.
For instance if you wish to do underwater photography then you will naturally need a camera that will work under water at varying depths and as most cameras cannot be used underwater you will also need an underwater case to operate the camera in.
For close up photography you will need close up or macro lenses and filters depending on the lighting at the time that the photo is being taken.
For those long shots you will need a zoom telephoto lense and you may want it to be auto, manual or both. Both of these types of lenses are not normally supplied with the camera when you buy it as these days the digital camera will usually have one type of auto/manual focus 35mm – 75mm zoom lense which is the norm for general photography.
The best buys are where you can get a kit as a bundle and these usually come with a carry case, memory card, internal memory, battery, 35mm – 75mm zoom lense and a 75mm – 300mm zoom lense along with a care kit and a warranty of around one year.
However normally it is fairly usual to buy just the camera body on it’s own and then you can select what lenses you need and the other accessories that you would like to go with it.
Buying the camera separately like that it is usually a lot more expensive and unless you really have a large budget I would go for the all in one kit. At least when you buy a complete kit it covers most of the needs of the amateur / enthusiast photographer.
For the professionals with a larger budget you can select the accessories that you need for the type of photography that you do. However in both instances I would shop around as these days it is a lot easier to pick up some bargains.
So don’t just walk into anywhere or buy online without checking a few places out first.
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