Thursday, May 8, 2003
More Bang for Your Buck: Digital Cameras
Many people capturing memories these days on digital cameras. But buying one can be confusing and costly.We'll show you how to get a picture perfect deal while getting More Bang For Your Buck.
(WSVN) -- We've all used a camera to capture a memory, but for a growing number of shutterbugs the "old fashion" way doesn't cut it any more.
"Iwas looking for a digital camera for my boyfriend...he wanted to have a more electronic photo album as oposed to the ones you flip the pages through so I thought it would be a perfect gift."
And to find that perfect picture, you need to know your pixels.
"Its all in the mega pixels."
Sounds confusing? Simply speaking - mega pixels equal the resolution or the clarity of your pictures.
How many pixels you have determine what kind of picture you can take.
The one mega pixel basically is sufficent to make a regular size print a 4x6.
That's the picture you can easily email..but for higher quality prints
"To make a 5x7 print you need a two mega pixel at least. A nice enlargement of an 8x10 - 3 mega pixels."
But you won't have to pay mega-bucks.
Right now, as little as one hundred dollars will get you a camera with all the cool extras.
"I guess one of the greatest features that digital cameras have is the fact that you can take your picture and view it immediatly."
Forget one hour photo.
With high tech, everything is high speed.
"Most cameras are going to come with a teaser memory card, its going to come with a 6 or 8 mega byte card."
The more mega-bytes... the more memory... the more pictures.
Peter Ortizof Wolf Camera says, "Many cameras will show in thumb nail all the pictures you've shot you can actually go back later and say I want to delete this one and shot this other one again."
Dana's finding out that means every picture is picture perfect.
Her boyfriend's already putting their new camera to good use.
"He's used it to take pictures and email pictures to friends and family already, he really enjoys it"
There are a couple setbacks with digital cameras.
Depending what brand you buy, the directions can be difficult to read.
Plus all digital cameras have some delay.
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