With all the buzz words thrown at the digital camera buyer one can get easily confused. So here is a very short list of marketing buzz words to ignore when buying a digital camera.
Important things to ignore when buying a digital camera.
- Camera Resolution – if it’s more than 6 Megapixels you will have enough resolution for anything you like. The only advantage of higher resolution is that you can crop very easily from a higher resolution picture. A lower resolution picture would not allow you to crop much smaller pictures.
- Digital Zoom – just ignore this one. It is not useful at all and produces very unclear pictures when it’s being used. I have no idea why manufacturers offer this feature.
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