Aug 07 2009

Digital Cameras Keep Getting Better And Better

Published by at 6:31 am under General

Batteries are the scourge of this age of gadgets, and the Powershot A570IS is one of the major offenders. This thing chews through batteries like crazy. Customers have been reporting problems with the A570IS draining batteries after taking as few as 20 pictures. Canon claims you should be able to get about 130 pictures with regular alkaline batteries. It seems pretty much impossible these days, to get a camera under $300 with a decent rechargeable battery pack. Batteries are becoming the printer cartridges of the camera world.

When you consider which digital camera is better, you need to look for a camera that is lightweight and fits in your pocket or purse. All manufacturers make a compact digital camera that is small enough to carry around all the time. Canon has the PowerShot and Fuji has the FinePix.

Can you name at least three problems with the Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital Elph Camera? If you can’t, then maybe you shouldn’t even be considering buying one. I’m not suggesting, that the SD750 is a terrible camera, I’m just suggesting that you should know what your getting before you buy it. Knowing the flaws in a digital camera (even a Canon) before you buy is the key factor in your after purchase satisfaction. Let’s consider some of the problems with the SD750 Digital Elph.This 3 common types of digital cameras and this discounted slr digital cameras should help.

The first thing most salesman in camera shops try to up sell you on these days is rechargeable batteries and a recharger. You can of course, turn the display screen off, and only take pictures with the viewfinder to save battery life. Some customers I’ve heard from even take the batteries out of the camera when not using it, as the camera will drain batteries just sitting there. While these practices may help, they’re also a bit of a nuisance for the customer.

I’ve generally found the the intended photographers particular shooting style is the single most important factor in making a new camera purchase.

If your this close to full frame, why not just go for it? Is full frame worth it? No, the D300 is not a full frame camera, but there are some full frame cameras for only a few hundred dollars more. Right now, online pricing shows the Canon EOS 5D (full frame) for about $2100, while the D300 is $1800. It would appear, that Nikon has positioned itself between a rock and an hard place with their pricing. For a few hundred dollars less I can buy a comparable camera from a number of vendors, or for a few hundred dollars more, I could buy a genuine full frame camera. Some would argue that going for the full frame technology is a no brainer.

While this is not an exclusive list, a couple of other items to be concerned with are. No optical viewfinder. A less than intuitive menu and control system. An excessive number of features for a ultra compact, that you’ll probably never use. No manual exposure settings available. Short battery life. Zoom option not usable for shooting videos.

Is it possible to find heaven in a camera? More precisely, the Nikon D300 DX Digital SLR Camera. Maybe. Maybe not. As with all great things, there are some blemishes. As good a camera as the D300 is, it’s not for everyone, and knowing who it’s good for is important. At least important to those contemplating buying the D300. Let’s consider some things to watch out for.


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