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The Bout between Compact Cameras and SLR Cameras

Aug 5, 2008
Any one who wants to buy a camera one way or another experienced a bout of headache and confusion. There are wide array to choose from considering the specifications and the value of money.

The technical side of a camera is quite a need to reconsider yet somehow also gets complicated in finalizing your pick.

Questions like should I buy a compact camera or a SLR digital camera are somehow quite seemingly a million dollar question. In addition to the pressure is the fact that every year technical innovations of camera versions are never-endingly coming out in the market making your latest camera now outmoded.

But really at the end of the appraisal are an escapable decision and the desire that you would want to end up with the best quality and the good value of your money. So what better way is there to assess but to present the pros and the cons of the two contenders, the compact and the SLR.

Compact cameras are designed for convenience for its being handy and small that you can put it in your pocket or sleek bag (for ladies). Top of the line manufacturer of this kind of camera are Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, Casio, Fuji or Leica. The latest most popular compact cameras range from 8 to 12 megapixels, about 150-200 grams, have limited zoom. Of course it is easy to use and able to take pictures under good light conditions or bad light conditions through inbuilt flash light. However, the downsides of this kind of camera are is slower in speed which gives blur shots in moving object despite in higher activity capture setting, you would not be able to get a good picture.

On the other hand, SLR cameras are bigger in comparison to compact cameras, it is bulkier sometimes at 535 grams excluding the other supplement lens. Having the zoom lens in carry bag, the total weight will come up to nearly 1 kilogram or even more considering additional batteries or battery charger.

However, considering the advantages you can get by this camera were sharper pictures, and can capture fast pictures in rapid especially taking pictures of moving objects. The ability to capture rapidly the movements is the best thing you can get from SLR which ordinary digicam could not capture. So speed and quality image are the best specifications a SLR can offer to shoppers. Though this kind of camera can never be place in your pocket or handbag.

So what is the deciding factor now in buying a camera? Here are the basic features that most shoppers do look into and consider. These are the weight, quality of image, video, ease of use, feature scene modes, and pricing. These qualities can help you enough in what to buy. You can never go wrong with these basics. You do not want the extra bulk and weight when it is not necessary right? But neither bad pictures too.

Having a video camera alone is not practical because there are so many digital cameras that come along with video feature and with real good capture, quality and sound recording. For sure you want to use your camera with less hassle and never freaky when it comes to menus, buttons, and features, style must reciprocate with the ease in use. And most importantly, buying gadgets should not be a waste of money.

It should add fun, color and enjoyment in our everyday. The cost should again give in return the usage of the object.
Having said all that now leaves you the decision to make your choice of which suits you best.
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