Photography, Camera & Lighting Tips : Compare Digital Cameras

Photography, Camera & Lighting Tips : Compare Digital Cameras


My name is Anthony Maddaloni and I’m going
to talk about how to compare digital cameras. One of the main factors in comparing or looking
at a digital camera is how many megapixels is this digital camera compared to another
digital camera. Now I have a pretty, I have an interesting take on the megapixel situation
with cameras. Its really what you want to do with your camera. Megapixels, I mean a
lot of megapixels, most cameras right now that are on the market that are let’s say
mid-level are between 8 maybe all the way up to 16. But I don’t know, I mean I always
think what would someone who’s really just into photography need with 16 or 24 megapixels?
That’s a lot. That’s almost enough to make a poster, a wall sized poster. Its sort of
overkill to me. So when I’m looking at cameras for some of my students, I like to look at
how easy a camera is to use. How does the camera feel in your hand? That’s one thing
that you want to compare with digital cameras. Does this camera just feel heavier? Maybe
heavier is good sometimes, it feels like the processor in the camera is really working
as compared to other cameras where it feels almost like a toy, but maybe you like that,
maybe its a lighter camera. You want to look at the screen on the back. Some of the newer
video cameras, excuse me, some of the newer digital cameras have a nice big screen on
the back. I like that personally. Some of them have what’s called live view where you
can look constantly through the camera and take a still image. Some people really like
that. I don’t, I find it distracting but some of colleagues love it. And in some instances
I can see how it is really handy. So these are all these things you want to look at.
Can I use my older lenses with my SLR camera? My film camera on my digital camera? Some
of the newer models of Canon and Nikon, you can and I think that’s pretty cool. You’re
going to save some money there. That’s an interesting, a pretty interesting factor for
me when I’m buying a digital camera. Its kind of, it is, its very time consuming when you’re
looking at all this stuff, its somewhat confusing. So those are some of the tips that I can give
to people on how to compare digital cameras.

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