If you don’t want to mess around with loading films and getting them developed after they have been exposed, you should be looking to replace your camera with a digital one. But the range of digital cameras on offer in the market is huge and you can get confused trying to get the best buy for a price within your budget.
By now you would have heard all the buzz words such as resolution, zoom, movie and sound, auto focus, etc but do you know enough of these to ensure you don’t end up comparing apples and oranges and end up with a camera that did not have something you wanted or went beyond your budget.
The $200 Price Range Cameras
For a novice camera user who would like to see and click, the Sony Cybershot DSC is a good buy in the $200 range. The two-inch LCD allows you to view adequately the picture you are about to shoot before you click. You can also retrieve pictures taken earlier and view them on the LCD. The 6.0 mega pixel resolution provides you good picture quality and the 3X zoom capability allows you to shoot from a distance.
According to Cameragurus, in the same price bracket is the Canon Powershot A540, a high class product. Again the 6.0 mega pixel resolution is great for picture clarity. The 4X zoom is better than what most other models offer with a matching the 2.5 inch LCD screen for viewing images and pictures. Auto focus is another feature. The Camera has twenty one modes of shooting. If you are a very careful user, you can go for the option of getting a waterproof casing for the camera.
The $400 Price Range Camreas
If you are willing to invest up to $400 on your digital cameras you can possess really some high quality models that can capture your rare experiences in high quality pictures.
The Olympus Stylus 1000 is an all weather waterproof camera providing high resolution pictures with its 10.0 mega pixel lens. There are twenty different shooting modes under which you can shoot and each mode providing you the most appropriate settings to get high quality pictures.
The Kodak Easy Share V610 dual lens camera comes with a 6.0 mega pixel lens that has a phenomenal 10x optical zoom. The camera allows you to record movies of the VGA type and you can ensure that you don’t miss anything by viewing the large 2.8 inch LCD screen. This Kodak model has nineteen modes of shooting. The camera itself packs some high technologies in a slim and compact body. This model would be the best bargain in this price range.
The above models are representative models available in their respective price ranges. They have been described to give you an idea of what you can expect in what price range. However, there are several available in all sizes and prices with different features. You should spend some time reflecting about your budget and the features you want in your camera that will best suit your needs and if you spend some time browsing the literature and doing some window shopping you will find the best one you would want to buy.