Thinking of buying a new compact digital camera? If you are, you would have to know what to look for.
The number one thing that most look at is the design. Remember that a compact digicam won’t be called sleek and slim if it is chunky –this is like circular reasoning but hey, what we are trying to say is that it has to fit in your pouch or pocket and shouldn’t be as heavy as a brick. Buying a digital camera means you want something compact yet powerful which means you probably do not want to do some heavy lifting.
It’s not just about the looks though. It’s like when you are on a date, you first get attracted to the physical appearance of the person but when you’re past that, you would be looking for substance. Now the next thing to look for is image quality –what use is a digital camera that looks good but fails in producing clear photos? It’s not just about the pixels really, you should remember that the higher th optical zoom, the better.
You should also take a look at other features i.e. whether it has an image stabilizer, red eye reduction, has a timer, different effects, continuous shooting options among others. If you are fond of uploading your photos online immediately after taking them, you might also want a compact digital camera with GPS Geotagging capability.
The battery life of the compact digital camera you are about to buy is also important. If it runs on AA batteries, you would have to invest on rechargeable batteries. A camera with a rechargeable battery is a much better choice though. You should also take a look at the memory of the camera itself and whether you can add a memory card or not.