Digital Camera Buying Guide

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Are you ready to take the plunge into the world of digital photography? 

The first thing to consider is why you want a digital camera. The answer to this question will form the basis of all your other buying decisions. If you simply want to send snapshots by e-mail or post images on the Internet, you don’t need a high resolution camera. If you want to print digital photographs, however, you need a camera with more resolution.

Resolution

Digital cameras are rated by the number of megapixels (millions of pixels) they can record. This is also referred to as their ‘resolution’ and is the single most important factor affecting the price of digital cameras. Quite simply, the more megapixels the higher the price.

Images which are only viewed on a computer screen did not need a high resolution. A computer monitor set to 1280×1024 (which is very large) is only displaying about 1.3 megapixels. Any digital camera rated at about two megapixels is suitable for computer images.

Printed pictures, however, are another story. Professional photo shops usually print photographs at 300 dots per inch, and you are likely to be disappointed with pictures printed at less than this standard. A 4 x 6 photograph printed at 300 dots per inch needs an image which has about 2.8 million pixels. That means that digital cameras that are meant to be used for printed pictures should be rated at least three megapixels.

More megapixels doesn’t necessarily mean better pictures. All other things being equal (image sensor quality and lens quality) a camera with more megapixels simply allows you to print larger pictures. You also have more options for cropping photos and maintaining standard print sizes.

Budget

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Now that you have chosen a minimum megapixel rating, you can look for cameras which fall into your budget. You will most likely want to get the best quality images for your money, and that may mean foregoing some of the fancy features such as video and sound recording. Concentrate on lens quality and image sensor quality.

Lenses are available in either plastic or glass. Glass lenses are superior and will produce crisper, cleaner images. The best cameras will be equipped with lenses by well-known manufacturers such as Leica or Zeiss.

Many digital cameras have a zoom function which allows you to get closer to your subject without moving the camera. There are two types of zoom — digital and optical. An optical zoom changes the actual length of the lens. Digital zooms simply remove the outside edges of an image and interpolate the result over the area of the image sensor. They do not give as good results as optical zooms and should be avoided if possible.

Image sensors are electronic devices that record the images. The two most popular types are CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) and CCD (Charged-Couple Device). CMOS is the cheaper of the two but the image quality is inferior to CCD.

No matter what your budget, a camera with a good quality lens and CCD image sensor will likely give you pleasing digital photographs.

Stunning VR Visuals for You

Every now and then science fiction catches up with reality, and we find we are able to experience things we thought only existed in the movies. This is true of Virtual Reality – better known as VR – which is now a very real experience for everyone. Thanks to Sensofinity VR, the pioneering name in VR headset South Africa , you can experience amazing things, and all you need is a VR headset, and your smartphone.

This is something very much out of this world, a truly new experience that will open your eyes – quite literally – to new sights, and it is addictive, informative and fun. It’s not expensive, and there is no need for complex software; you simply insert your phone, put the eyepieces on, and away you go. Check out the Sensofinity VR website now for more information, or get in touch and they will be happy to help.

Fantastic Results from 360 Cameras

Camera technology has come a long way in a short time, and nowadays the availability of genuine 360-degree filming means you can bring your pursuits to life with a 360 video camera. Whether you indulge in sports on wheels, on foot or in the water, 360 Cameras is the leading supplier of such cameras in South Africa, and is run by a team who are passionate about these fantastic devices.
You can catch all your own action for playback later, or stream it live using a dedicated app, and show your friends exciting footage of your exploits. It’s the most impressive technology yet, and 360 Cameras is dedicated to supplying the very best cameras and accessories on the market. Check out the latest products at the 360 Cameras website now where you can find all the information you could possibly need on these excellent cameras, and get up to speed with the latest video technology.

 

Unique Party Fun for All Ages

crazy-photo-boothAre you looking for a way to make your party, wedding or corporate event stand out from the crowd? Perhaps something that will give it a unique twist, and leave all your guests talking about it afterwards? For fun and frivolity, you can’t beat the fantastic, unique idea that comes from Photo Booth hire Pretoria Red Square , who really are making waves when it comes to events.
Red Square Photo Booth will provide you with a booth in which your guests can take solo or group photos with which to remember the event, and they get instant prints with the help of the friendly booth operator who comes with the package. They supply everything you need to help your event become the one that everyone remembers, and at a sensible and affordable price. Have a look at the Red Square Photo Booth website now for all the information you need, and to book a booth for your party.

Professional Wedding Photography with a Difference

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life so far, and you need to record it in the most impressive possible way. Choosing wedding photographer in Johannesburg is not easy, but we can heartily recommend that you consider Sagely Photography, a husband and wife team operating in South Africa.

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Sagely Photography has the experience, with more than 450 weddings so far, to give you the quality and originality you deserve, and they see wedding photography not as simply taking some pictures, but recording a journey and telling a story. They can give you a set of photographs that will take your breath away, and the many satisfied couples they have photographed are testament to their excellence.
Providing a friendly, professional service at all times, Sagely Photography is the name to remember for the very best in wedding photography, so why not get in touch with them now and see how they can help.