News: What kind of camera do I need?

What kind of camera do I need?

Choosing a camera, perhaps one of the most difficult decisions there is when it comes to photography. But being a great photographer on a budget isn't as hard as you think. It gets a little intimidating when you're looking at all these DSLR Canon and Nikon cameras. (By the way "DSLR" just means "Digital Single-Lens Reflex") But you don't NEED a big, bulky, expensive camera like those. Granted they are amazing cameras and you def. get what you pay for. But let's face it, the normal "just as a hobby" photographer doesn't have the means to afford one of these cameras (which can run you anywhere from the upper hundreds, to the thousands). All you need is a good digital camera with a few setting options and a pretty decent megapixel. For example, all my images are captured by the Olympus Stylus 1010 10.1 megapixel camera. Which will cost you about $270. Do your research first though! There are so many great cameras out there that will cost you a fraction of the price you'd pay in store. Many websites like Ebay, Amazon, Electronics Expo, Newegg, and Overstock have the same camera for maybe a little less than the sticker price. Just remember, the picture you see on the review screen of your camera, doesn't have to be the finished product, editing a picture the right way, can make any hobby photographer look like pro.


  • Check out sample images from the cameras manufactures website to get a round about example of what photo quality will be
  • If in store, check out the different settings, sometimes "auto" won't be your best bet, don't be afraid to experiment.

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great article!!! It's def. true about not needing a big cam!

I was always happy with my cheaper digital cameras. They always took great photos for my needs. And for the most part, the handheld digitals that cost under $300 are intuitive, which is great for the non-professional. But I must admit, I finally took the plunge and got a pro camera and am loving it, besides the confusing functions. If you're just having fun taking pictures, it's just like this article states— you don't need the big, bulky cameras.

Exactly! My sister has a Canon 40D, and I've used it a few times, and really the only feature I love on that camera is being able to shoot in RAW format, as I love love LOVE to edit pictures.. RAW format is simply awesome for that. So eventually down the road I too will give in and get one of the "bulky" ones when I have some extra money coming my way.
But for the average everyday person who just wants above average pictures, any camera that's of decent quality has great potential!

where can you get a good camera to take pictures with i really good at taking pictures can any one give me site name to order free catlog to get one pls

just for simpal digital camera

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