How much do you wanna spend?
I just recently purchased a camera on amazon.com for my mother’s birthday and I went over a few things before I bought it. The first thing I considered was how much I was willing to pay. I didn’t want to spend too much because I have other things to buy as well because it’s only November and Christmas was approaching fast.
Why are you shopping for a camera?
The next thing to consider is why you are buying a camera. I was buying one for my mother because she doesn’t have one yet she is a professional photographer, so I had to get a good one for her. She also takes photos in the raw format so it had to be able to do that. She may also need to put a different lens on at some point so I bought one that uses lenses that you attach so if she ever needed to she could buy one. But if your not a professional or don’t plan on becoming one such features wont be necessary and if your just going to take the occasional event such as a social gathering a compact digital camera would probably suit you better.
You want Mega Pixels (MP).
The next thing I did was go to amazon.com and opened a few pages of cameras to look at the details. When you got the pages open the you want to look at the mega pixels (it may be abbreviated as MP). A high MP will take high quality photographs, so you keep that in mind as you eliminate the lowest ones by closing the windows or window tabs, but don’t close all of them just the lowest ones middle one will be okay to leave open for now.
Time to check the Zoom.
The next thing I looked at was optical zoom. This let’s tells you how much you can zoom in a your target meaning you can take photos from further back. Now you’ll want one with the highest number and if you are a professional or want to be you’ll want interchangeable lenses and a real high zoom. But if your only gonna be taking occasional shot those interchangeable lenses aren’t really necessary. So remove the cameras with the lowest zoom.
The rest is up to you.
After research it seems that everything else that you would of considered in the past is stranded these days but you should still check the product details and other reviews of the product before buying. These will help you make the final decision.