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Camera Basics


Choosing The Right Camera

The very first thing to consider when you want to get into photography is of course picking the proper tool -- choosing the right camera! The fun immediately begins here.

There are many different brands of Cameras today. Each manufacturer has a wide range of models from the simplest automatic pocket cameras to the most sophisticated professional-level cameras. Picking the "right camera" depends on several factors which ultimately boils down to each individual needs and limitations.

Here, you will be introduced to the different features that you will need to understand in order to narrow down your choices for the camera that is just right for you, or at least avoid making wrong choices and wrong expectations. Learn about the difference between a compact camera and a DSLR, what type of sensor, size and resolution should you choose and the difference between various automatic and manual adjustments. Understanding these different features will also help you get the most out of your budget today and for possible future upgrades.

Other features such as White Balance, Flash, Memory, Connectivity, will also be discussed to give you an understanding on the limitations of different cameras and how to possibly work your way around them. Some of these features are important not only as a factor for deciding which camera to choose but also to understand how to enhance the quality of your images as much as you can.