Question by  racool (57)

What are some factors in choosing the right camera?

I'm getting into photography.


Answer by  timerunning (805)

You want to see how big you want to make the pictures to determine how many megapixels you want. Then, look at the zoom the camera offers!


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

Your own skill level is a consideration, as is price point. You also should think about durability, size, and the features a camera has, such as zoom lenses, shutter speeds, feel of it in your hands, megapixels, amount of manual versus automatic setting, digital or film, and, of course, brand (don't buy generic).


Answer by  HH (404)

It depends on how much and what you are planning to photograph. For mostly family pictures a compact digital camera is sufficient. If you are more serious, I would recommend a digital SLR where you can attach different lenses such as wide-angle or tele-photo lenses. There are nice zooms available that cover the range of 24-70 mm and 70-200 mm.


Answer by  JakePhotos (7)

There are several factors that separate cameras from each other: Sensor size, maximum aperture, shooting speed, and whether it is a digital SLR or a point and shoot. If you want to be professional at some point, get a digital SLR now, and you will have the ability to take good pictures in most lighting conditions.


Answer by  Threeputt (84)

Certainly choosing a camera in your price range is important, and there are several models from which to choose. Many electronics companies offer digital cameras in their product lines, but the lens quality will probably be better if you choose a model made by a company that once specialized in film photography, companies like Nikon, Canon, and Kodak.

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