Thursday, February 25, 2010

Top 5 Cameras for Digital Photography Beginners

Top 5 Cameras for Digital Photography Beginners

With all the choices available, shopping for digital cameras can be overwhelming. We've like to make it easier for you.

If you're in the market for a digital point-and-shoot camera for a beginner, here are 5 models we found which are highly recommended by the leading websites on digital photography.

These cameras are compact, easy for a beginner to use, yet has enough features for a budding digital photography enthusiast. They're also price reasonably for someone who's still exploring the world of digital photography.

Of course, the camera can only do so much; the quality of a picture still depends on the skill of the photographer. Make sure to claim your copy of "Shoot Digital Pics Like the Pros," to get professional photography tips and tricks. It's a totally f-ree report.

Here's our top 5 cameras for digital photography beginners:

1. Canon Powershot A1100 IS

A top choice in many digital photography sites. It takes 12.1-megapixel photos and includes all the features beginners will appreciate, such as shooting modes that automatically select the right settings, Face Detection Technology, and Intelligent Contrast Correction. Yet other modes will allow the shooter to select his own settings for exposure, shutter speed and other variables. And at only a little over $100, this is one affordable yet powerful camera.

2. Panasonic DMC-FS25

Another 12.1-megapixel camera that gets consistently high ratings from photography sites. Aside from face detection and intelligent ISO control, the Panasonic DMC-FS25 allows the user to lock focus on a moving subject. The shutter release is ultra-fast, with a time lag as little as 0.006 seconds. At the ISO 6400 setting, you can take pictures even in almost total darkness.

3. Casio EX-FC100

This 9.1-megapixel camera bosts of high-speed burst shooting, which lets the user take 30 shots per second - great for sports and other action-packed photography. It also records HD video and features fast uploading to YouTube.

4. Sony Cybershot DSC-W290

This camera's Intelligent Auto Mode, Intelligent Scene Recognition and Face Detection Technology make picture-taking foolproof even for the rank beginner. It even has Anti-Blink Function, which helps keep subjects from blinking, and warns the photographer when a subject has blinked. It has a range of other features, including 13 photo modes, image stabilization and a 9-point autofocus. This 12.1-megapixel camera also takes HD video.

5. Nikon Coolpix L100

This is a 10.0-megapixel camera with 15x optical zoom. The Smart Portrait System lets users take portraits without the dreaded red-eye, which the camera fixes automatically. It also has face-finding technology, so faces are always in focus, a Smile Mode, which shoots the picture when the subject smiles, and a Blink Warning, which lets the user know when the subject blinked. Other features include image stabilization, high-speed shooting, low-light shooting, and Sport Continuous Scene Mode of up to 13 frames per second.

Hopefully this list will help you find the perfect entry-level camera. Compare the features with your digital photography needs and, of course, your budget, to find the best point-and-shoot camera for you.

Even professional photographers use these compact cameras for situations when they cannot lug around a huge digital SLR camera. So don't think that using one of these makes you an "amateur."

The proof is in the picture. And if you'd like to take professional-looking pictures, then download your f-ree copy of the report, "Shoot Digital Pics Like the Pros."

Monday, February 22, 2010

How to Shop for a Digital Camera

Shop for a digital camera today and you'll be overwhelmed with the choices available. Whatever your budget, you'll find dozens of cameras available at your fingertips. Some have similar features, some are small, others are clunky, and you can even buy one in your favorite color.

How do you pick the digital camera that's right for you? Here are 5 things we suggest you consider before making your choice.

Whatever camera you're using, you can take good pictures by knowing a few basic guidelines and some pro-level tips. Get them from "Shoot Digital Pics Like the Pros.

To create a shortlist of digital cameras, here are the top 5 things to consider:

1. Your budget

Decide how much you're willing or able to spend on your new camera, and limit your research to cameras within that budget. Why waste your time oohing and aaahing over the latest coolest gadget only to discover that it's beyond your  means? Now you can look at the cameras within your budget. The next thing to consider is...

2. Your photography needs

What types of pictures will you be taking - portraits? landscapes? sports pictures? indoor or outdoor? The answer to this question will help you determine which features are important for you. If you'll mainly be taking snapshots of your children, you'll probably want a camera with face recognition feature and easy red-eye reduction. On the other hand, if you're always trying to capture action shots from your son's soccer game, you'll want a camera with high-speed burst shooting.

3. How you print your pictures

You also need to ask yourself how you print your pictures. Do you make 4 x 6-inch prints at home or at the drugstore? Then you won't need a camera with huge amounts of megapixels. On the other hand, if you sometimes make poster-sized prints, then look for a minimum of 10 megapixels. If you don't even print your pictures but share them online and via email, you need even less.

4. Who uses the camera

Will your spouse, children or co-workers be using the camera as well? Then you'll need a camera that's easy enough for them to use. Digital cameras that offer automatic program settings are easy enough even for children to use. Image stabilization also comes in handy when young ones or amateurs use the camera.

5. How serious you are with digital photography

Do you foresee yourself growing beyond a digital photography enthusiast to possibly becoming semi-professional? Then look for a camera with features that will grow with your skills. For example, a digital camera which allows you to make your own aperture, shutter speed, focus and other settings will give you enough room to experiment.

We suggest you use this guide to make a shortlist of digital cameras, and then head to the nearest electronics shop and look at each of the shortlisted cameras in person. Note how each camera feels in your hand, how easy it is for you to reach the buttons and manipulate them, and how solid the camera feels.

A camera can only do so much. The quality of a picture still depends on the person taking it. If you're serious about taking good digital pictures, download you copy of this digital photography report. This free report will give you tips on how to take digital pictures like a professional. Get it now.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Introduction to Digital Photography

Article by: Dan Feildman

Digital technology has been a prevailing factor why people can now have the ease of access in almost anything they do. Many significant inventions were developed to make it easier for people to finish whatever their jobs require. One concrete proof of this remarkable breakthrough is the digital photography, which implies greater ease and comfort in taking pictures of any kind.

What is digital photography exactly? Digital photography can mean different things to different people. Some people see digital photography as something which changes a traditional photo into a digital format by merely using a scanner. Others construe it as something that is achieved y taking a traditional picture taken from film and digitizing it through the computer. Others yet, perceive it as something taken digitally through the use of a digital camera.

Typically, digital photography simply defined is a type of photography that does not necessitate film. The fact that you do not have to wait for the picture in order for it to be printed is music to the ears of the one taking the photo. Once you take pictures using a digital camera, the image can be transferred quickly from the camera to the computer. Right away you can view your picture on the monitor and preview the image to make sure the image quality is good and the color is precise. All you have to do is delete the image and retake the picture if at first you do not get the photo you want.

More and more people are considering buying a digital camera due to the great features available. There is the drive to go digital because of the capability to stretch the imagination and be creative with the photography. You can alter the look and feel of the image with little effort involved. You can modify the background or add a text to the picture to give it more character. Whatever you envisioned for your photo, it can be done when it's taken digitally.

Digital cameras allow for the correction and improvement of image quality in your photographs. You can edit, enhance or restore your photo all to your taste. This can be accomplished all in real time.

Digital photography can fix the image quality of a certain photo with a few basics. To make sure your photo is of top quality, check the settings on the digital camera prior to making that shot. If the picture is already in your computer, it is easy enough to cheek the image on the screen to see if photo is of the highest picture quality.

Fixing the image quality of a digital photograph usually involves several elements such as the colors and the contrast. The contrast is very important if you really want to get the best result in your snapshots. If you want to add life to your photos, you can improve the image quality by adjusting its colors. There are lots of things that digital photography offers to make sure that your pictures will come out attractive.

Even with all of the advancements, we still have much to learn about the possibilities of digital photography. Some of the issues being developed deal with the image quality, cost of production, the features of digital camera and other services. All of these are being thought of in order to bring the world of photography within reach to everyone.

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