Presentation on theme: "Digital Camera Buyers Guide. What to look for? Think about what type of pictures you will be taking. What will you plan on doing with the pictures after."— Presentation transcript:
What to look for? Think about what type of pictures you will be taking. What will you plan on doing with the pictures after shooting? Do you have a budget? Who will be using the camera? Manual or Point and Shoot?
1.Decide what type of pictures will you be taking? Landscapes Portraits Action shots Macros (close ups)
– How much money should you spend? $100-$200 for point and shoot cameras (automatic) Kodak, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung, Canon – Where do you buy the camera? Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon.com, Ebay.com 2.Money, Money, Money
– Some people prefer larger digital cameras that are easy to hold. – Others will want a small, thin model that fits easily in a pocket or purse. 3.Size
Instead of film, a digital camera has an imaging sensor consisting of millions of pixels. To record an image, each pixel builds up a tiny charge of electricity in response to the light it "sees." A megapixel is the term used for a million pixels — and the more megapixels an imaging sensor has, the higher the camera's potential resolution. If you didn't have enough megapixels, you can’t get a high enough resolution for good photo prints. Most new cameras today offer 6 megapixels or more — ample resolution for small and larger print sizes, including 8" x 10" photos. 4. Megapixels
4. Zoom – lens magnification For example : a camera that has “3x optical zoom" Means that the lens itself is capable of magnifying an image three times its original size.
Digital cameras usually come with one of the following two types of batteries: – AA – easier to find and charge (out of country) – Lithum (make sure they are rechargable) 5. Type of Batteries
Tips for student use: Tie a lanyard and have students wear this around their neck. Turn off camera while not in use. Take care while inserting or taking out battery and SD card. Make sure they are using correct mode for type of picture. Be sure to download images before returning camera.
Accessories Tripod Camera case Batteries SD card – at least 1GB Photo editing software Printer Photo paper