Cameras are all over. If you want one now, you could have it in the next minute. However, it is not so easy to buy a camera. There are things to know before buying a camera. It is not something you will just walk into a shop and pick any. So, what things must you know before you can buy the best camera for your needs?
Compatibility of lens
One of the crucial things you should get right from the start is your camera lens. You do not want to buy something that will not be giving you desirable results in the kind of photography you will be doing. Get to know the kind of features that come with the lens you want in your camera.
It is possible that you have a camera that can handle 20-megapixel photos without any trouble. Your computer storage would still be able to handle all the photos. However, when you want to graduate from a 20 megapixel to 40-megapixel camera, you should think about your computer horsepower. Remember you will be doubling the size of your photos with the new camera. You need to be sure that your computer can handle the double work you will be throwing at it.
You cannot buy the kind of camera you need if you are not sure of the kind of resolution you need. How clear do you want your photos? Of course, no one wants blurred images even if they are not for any specific purpose. Lens resolution is going to be at the center of the choice you make. It will boil down to megapixels. The higher the resolution you want, the more megapixels you should go for.
Problem you want to solve with the camera
This is an important question you will have to ask before you decide to buy a new camera. It will be the basis of the decision you end up making. Are you trying your hand in photography and this is your first camera? There are plenty of choices for beginners, as you will come to see.
Are you looking for something that comes with body stabilization? If yes then there are pretty many choices for you to pick from. For others, it would be something portable for their kind of photography they do. Once you know the kind of photography problem you want to solve with your camera, it becomes pretty easy to make an informed choice.
It is not until recently that video was introduced into still cameras. Well, this one good thing to ever happen in the photography world. However, you have to be careful with the choice you make. The video option, in some cameras, is going to impact on the quality of still photos negatively. Sometimes it is best if you do not have the video capability in the kind of camera you end up buying. But if you have to, you should be careful with what you choose, or else you end up in regret.