Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Picking your digital camera

By Joshua D Gunn

If you are looking for a great quality digital camera, consider selecting a Canon. This company is known to deliver high quality advanced cameras that stand the test of time. Once you decide on the brand of your camera, you need to find out more about the designs as well as the price point that comes with them. Canon makes alot of different designs for different levels of use. You need to think about what functions you want to have in your camera and how much you can afford to pay. The main question to ask yourself is What are all the things I want to do with my cam?

The more you know about the different types of cams, the easier it will be to decide which one you want to acquire. Canon has different models with their own make of features according to which series you buy. Here is a explanation at the different sets Canon has to offer.

If you need a camera to take pictures on the job or are considering professional photography, the SX and G line of cameras will work great. These cams have over 8 MP, a wide range of functions and shooting modes. The greatest affordable SLR camera in this make is the latest model SX110 IS. It sells for around $250 and has some features of the higher priced designs. The G10 is the first of the bunch and is suitable for underwater shooting by placing it in a waterproof casing.

The ELPH, which stands for Electronic Physics cameras, offer alot of the latest functions plus a compact, fashionable look. There are 7 classes to choose from in this line. The PowerShot SD1100IS comes in five fine colors which helps make it one of the most preferred choices. A higher price tag will get you a SD series cam with an advanced DIGIC4 image processor, this will auto-enhance the shooting quality along with many corrections making it very easy to use even for the begining user. These models retail from around $180 to $400 dollars.

An inexpensive and simple cam to use as the name says, these cameras are perfect for someone who does not travel a lot and wants an economical camera. They do not have alot of features, but are still more advanced than alot of cell phone cams. They also have the DIGICIII image processor with auto-correct white balance. It will also correct skin tone and bring out the face with its face detection funcion. The number of megapixels these cameras have will vary on which class you choose. The most affordable A camera is the A470, it sells for about $100.

The E series is the newest design of the Canon digital cam family and it comes out looking very different from the rest. So far, the E1 is the only cam of this series and it comes in 3 different colors and has a curvy profile with a unique set of controls that is both eye-catching and intuitive while including some mid-range functions.

More information about these cams can be found in the Canon website. This should help you a lot more in deciding what cam is best for you. - 16651

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