Digital Photography & Digital Cameras
At FindElectricals we want to help you find your perfect Digital Camera, whether you want a small point and shoot digital camera or a professional SLR digital camera. There are now hundreds of digital cameras to choose from from various manufacturers all with differing specifications and functionality. So if you don't know what Camera to buy then read through our simple Digital Camera guide and then start looking for the best price for your new digital camera.
Point and Shoot Digital Cameras / Compact Digital Cameras
Standard features to look out for are:
- A high optical zoom figure, 3x, 5x, 10x are good.
- The Digital Zoom figure is not so important.
- Weight and size of the camera
- Number of megapixels - 5 megapixels and above is good.
- Buy a well known make such as Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon
Compact Digital Camera Offers
GOXTREME Reef 20154 Tough Compact Camera - Blue, Blue
INSTAX Pal Compact Camera - Black, Silver/Grey
INSTAX Pal Compact Camera - Pink, Pink
Digital Bridge Cameras
Digital bridge cameras are between compact cameras and DSLR cameras. They are usually about the same size as DSLR cameras, but have a fixed lens. So the lens cannot be removed and changed. But the lens that is built-in will be very powerful, and allow the user to perform macro photography as well as zoom in on far away objects.
You will also have full control over your settings on the camera and you can add external flash units etc. another good aspect is that digital bridge cameras will be cheaper than a DSLR camera.
Compact System Cameras
Offering a compact form with a large image sensor and the ability to swap lenses, these cameras are an ideal choice for those who want quality and creativity, without the bulk. These compact bodies even manage to pack in HD video, high speed focus systems, intuitive controls and more.
These high performance cameras offer the best of both worlds - with exceptional image quality and full creative control you are sure to take your photography further.
With a multitude of lenses available and a host of enticing extras you are able to shoot subjects with a creative eye.
Digital SLR Cameras (DSLR)
SLR cameras are the pinnacle of digital photography, as they offer all the features that we spoke of before, as well as very high quality lenses for optimum photographs. SLR digital cameras will also have lots of professional features on board, but the most important is the option to change the lens on the camera to various other lenses including wide angle lenses, macro, massive zoom lenses and telephoto lenses.
The higher-end DSLR cameras have a 35mm full-frame image sensor that produces class-leading sharpness for stunning image quality, a performance demanded by professionals.
If you already own a number of SLR lenses, then make sure that you can adapt them to fit on a new digital SLR before you buy.
Megapixels are the number of pixels that make up a photograph. However, the number of megapixels only matters when you are enlarging a photo. A photo taken with a 12 megapixel camera can be enlarged to a 70cm x 45cm poster without sacrificing quality.
ISO - CMOS sensors are inherently more sensitive and will produce superior results in low light than a CCD sensor. Each camera is given an ISO rating and the higher the ISO number the better the quality the camera will produce in low light. Often without the need for a flash which causes unnecessary whiteness.
Frames Per Second means how many photos the camera can take in one second. This is important when photographing fast moving subjects and will ensure you never miss that photo opportunity. So look for a high fps rate.
HD Video can be recorded onto most digital SLRs now, so there is no need for a separate HD camcorder anymore. Some cameras will record in 720 and some 1080. 1080 is full HD, but you will find file sizes to be very large at 1080.
4k Video Some of the higher end DSLR cameras will now capture video at 4k 30fps and 60fps.
Image Stabilzation can sometimes be built into the camera body itself or the lenses can have IS built-in. Image stabilisation when turned on, will mean that your images will be less shaky and a lot sharper even if your body is moving or if your using a zoom lens.
Digital Mirrorless Cameras
Where a standard DSLR has a mirror which moves every time you take a photograph there is a new range of cameras which are mirrorless and more digital based.
Mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than their standard DLSR counterparts. But the great thing is you can still attach all your old lenses by using an adaptor.
Mirrorless cameras come either with APS-C sensors or full sized sensors. Most mirrorless cameras from the larger brands will also shoot in at least 4k resolution. The mirrorless ranges for Canon are the M and R range of cameras.
Mirrorless cameras are perfect for vlogging.
Digital SLR and Mirrorless Camera Offers