Digital cameras come in many different forms and cover many different needs. But which camera is best suited for you or as a gift for a friend or family member? On this page you will find a list of camera types, and links to buying guides that will help you find the right camera.
Today, the camera range is so vast that it is difficult to choose. Here are some tips:
The "best" camera is not necessarily the best camera for you. It is easy to take advice from friends, sales people, not to mention advertising. The thing is you won't necessary take better pictures just because you have a professional camera.
The most expensive camera is not necessarily the best for you. What's the point of a camera that has lots of fancy settings, if you do not know how to use them?
Be aware when visiting a high street shop and don't be "fooled" by the salesperson. Of course, you can grab a bargain in the sales, but it won't turn out to be a bargain if it doesn't suit your needs.
Use the Web to find what kind of cameras are recommended for your needs and skill level.
Be aware that photography is not just a camera, but you also need some additional equipment such as memory cards, battery, lens hood, and not least a lens. Such things should be accounted for in your budget when you plan to invest in a camera.
Tests and buying guides
Here you will find links that give you tips on buying that perfect camera.
It can be a jungle when it comes to camera types, but here is a simple overview of the different models:
Here you will find links to some of world's most recognised camera manufacturers.
Firmware is the software installed on the camera so it can work correctly.
The advantage of firmware is that it can correct any errors, and/or it may add new camera features.
However, one should think carefully before you install new firmware. The general rule is: do not change it if it is not broke. Sometimes new firmware upgrades can do more harm than good, especially if the firmware has not been tested properly by the developers, and may contain errors.
If you do decided to update the firmware of your camera, perhaps because the camera is not working properly, please visit the website of the manufacturer of your camera, and follow the instructions given there carefully.
Firmware Updates (Digital Camera World)