The first digital cameras were created almost 30 years ago, and it was big in size and weighted more than 8 pounds. Its creator and developer was the famous engineer Mr. Eastman Kodak. It recorded different images on a cassette and the resolution was far less than what we have today.
The first hand held camera (electronic) was created in 1981, and it was very popular. It was called Sony Mavica and it used analogue signals (not digital) to store images. The world had to wait for more ten years before the first digital camera hit the market. It was the famous Fuji DS-1P which had a memory card with 16MB for image storage. Mega-pixel resolution was introduced to users during the nineties, and that`s when the digital revolution began.
At first, digital cameras were very expensive so only a few could actually enjoy their benefits. After its mass production began worldwide, they became a gadget for almost everyone. If you need to buy this fabulous gadget, check out the following tips:
Always keep track with the new updated features of the digital camera. And be sure that the shooting speed is not slow, because it may be quite a problem for some models. Stick to popular brands, because they are around for ages and their technology is advanced, tested and is constantly improving. Also they will give you a sure guarantee for the product.
Also check out the size because some amazing devices can be light and weight no more than 8 ounces (easily fit in your pocket). These super portable models can cost from $200 to $400. If you don`t plan to put your camera in the pocket, even better selection can be found, usually slightly bigger models. They are still considered lightweight, but are less expensive. Of course, the size does not necessarily dictate the price. It has some influence, but you are not paying only for the hardware here, as software also matters.
The biggest and most advanced digital cameras are SLRs. They have the best power solutions and greatest versatility as well as lenses which are interchangeable.
If you are not a professional photographer, you should not worry much about the mega-pixel resolution. Although there are 7 to 10 and more mega-pixels models on the market that will cost more, amateur photographers should get fine quality photos with a 6 mega-pixel devices, as the mega-pixel factor by itself will not necessarily guarantee the best photo quality. For a tourist, having a super modern and expensive camera may be a waste of money. If you want to stay on budget, 6 mega-pixels should be good enough.
Digital cameras are nowadays automated. Everything can be done if you just click one button. Exposure control, auto flash, image zoom – everything is just one click away. Also, flash memory cards are used to store thousands of digital pictures. And it does not cost much. For instance, a card with 1GB memory costs $25.
When carrying your camera, always carry it around in a safety case. They are very sensitive and need an extra care. Don`t leave them in the sun, and avoid the water.
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