Absolutely The Best Point And Shoot Digital Camera

So, you’ve tried the rest, and now you want the best. Seems fair. It’s your money, why shouldn’t you get the best value for your dollar.  I do, and I’m going to tell you how I did it.  If you want to skip right to the good stuff, have a look at the cameras just below this paragraph.  They are the best selling point and shoot digital cameras in the last hour from Amazon.  You did read that correctly, I said within the last hour.  Those images are updated every hour.  If you want to know what the best sellers just scroll through those cameras.  Simply cursor over the camera images to get their latest customer ratings and prices.  Those are actual customer ratings to, not some professionally paid reviewer trying to evaluate a dozen cameras a week.  Real customers like you and me. The arrows just below and to the right of the cameras let you scroll through more cameras.

If you’ve opted to continue reading, your obviously willing to spend a little more time to help in your digital camera buying venture.  Buying cameras these days doesn’t have to be a difficult decision, as long as your willing to spend the time to do a little research.  The first and most important source of information you should query is readily available.  It’s yourself.  You really need to know what you want, and how you plan to use your camera.  There is such a wide array of cameras, and camera styles (Amazon alone has over 2200 point and shoot digital cameras listed), that if you don’t know what you want, your very susceptible to having someone else tell what they think you want or need.  That may work, but it’s not your best strategy.  Here’s a few simple questions you should ask yourself, before you start trapsing through your local mall, or digital camera review websites:

  1. What will you be taking pictures of?  Weddings, birthdays, vacations, moutainscapes, sporting events, horse racing, rock concerts, dancing competitions, studio portraits, etc etc etc.  you don’t have to pick just one, pick as many as you like.  Just make sure you pick ones relevenat to you.  Some cameras are good at multiple tasks, and some are very specific.  As long as you know how you plan on using it, we’ve narrowed your list.
  2. What’s your budget?  You really do need to have a specific number in mind.  Even if your willing to wiggle a little bit higher, you need to pick a number.  Here’s a little tip you may want to keep in mind.  If you mention that budget to a salesperson, they’ll immediately start by showing you cameras a little bit more expensive.  You may want to keep your actual budget to yourself, and give the sales folks something smaller to work with.  One of the nice things about buying your camera online, is the absence of hard of hearing sales clerks.
  3. What’s your skill level?  In photography that is.  Have you used a digital camera before, or only film cameras.  How about SLR cameras (digital or film)?  What’s your willingness for learning new things?  While point and shoot cameras are fairly simple to operate, some are more sophisticated then others.  Generally speaking, a more sophisticated camera will allow you to capture more sophisticated photographs.

Those are of course just a few items to consider, and I’m sure that as you give those some thought, more will come to mind.  Obviously, if your reading an article about point and shoot digital cameras you’ve already made some decisions.  Basically if your buying a point and shoot, your opting for a simple and easy to use camera.  That doesn’t mean you have to sacrafice image quality though.  Point and shoots will take just as good a picture as a high priced digital SLR camera in the right conditions.  The key phrase there, being “right conditions“.  I’ve seen excellent pictures come out of a point and shoot that look like they came froma professional SLR photographer.

The final point I want to make here, is that the single biggest factor in determining how well your camera works is the photographer pressing the buttons.  That’s right, you are the most important factor in what kind of pictures you get.  So, consider educating yourself a little bit about good photographic techniques.  Even a point and shoot photographer will benefit froma photography class.  You don’t need to own a $5000 camera to learn about good photo compositions.  And you don’t necessarily have to own the best point and shoot digital camera or the best SLR camera to get the best photos.  You just need to know what your doing.  At least a little.


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