If you enjoy taking pictures and would like to improve the quality of your photographs, it is very recommended to dedicate some time to study the basic features of the camera that you own. By getting to several basic term you will have a better understanding of the camera as your tool, and will be able, with just a little work, to become a better photographer.
What do Mega Pixels mean?
The camera film was replaced by a digital sensor which in fact is a thick web of signals designed to absorb and measure the incoming light. The sensor preserves the information in a digital mode. The number of cells reflects the number of pixels. In standard cameras the sensors web is pre determined hence, the larger the number of pixels is the cells will be basically smaller. A small sensor will result in a less accurate picture. Thus a higher stated pixels number does not necessarily ensures a better quality picture and sometimes it is exactly the opposite.
How to use the Zoom?
Zoom is the optical enlargement which can be achieved with the camera. The larger the number is’ the more will enable us to focus on the farther objects. The zoom is represented by a pair of digits where the lower number indicates the maximum opening and the lower number shows the width spread angle.
What is an Image Stabilizer?
A device intended to control and ignore hands trembling during photography.
How to set ISO Sensitivity?
The higher the sensitivity is it is easier to photograph in poor lighting conditions.
What about Manual Control?
The ability to control the shutter and other parameters during exposure time as opposed to automatic built-in methods. Preferred generally by professional photographers who prefer to be in control in poor lighting conditions.
Regarding Screen Size
Most modern cameras are equipped with a screen rather than the old eyepiece. A higher resolution screen will enable us to determine how accurate will the picture be.
What are the popular types of cameras out there?
Digital cameras come in many shapes, prices and qualities. Different screen sizes and pixels. They are grouped as follows:
Basic cameras: usually medium sizes with small sized zooms and no image stabilizers.
Ultra compact cameras: meant to fit in a cell phone or in the pocket to be always handy.
DSLR CAMERAS : designed mainly for the professionals. A wide variety of possibilities in zooms, screens etc.
When you are shopping for a camera, list your various demands and preferences according to your real needs and then finalize your requirements. A professional recommendation should be based on the following:
– Weight and sizes.
– Exposure of equipment to special conditions.
– Aim of the pictures like professional, family etc.
– Your technical ability to operate a sophisticated camera.
– Your computer knowledge.
– Type of guaranty and identity of seller, importer or agent.
After you have made up your mind as to the above the act of purchase will become rather simple. You have to make sure you receive as much guidance and training from the seller. The more you prepare and learn prior to the final and actual purchase, the better your results and satisfaction will be.
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