Digital technology has taken the world by storm, to the point where only serious photographers would even consider using a traditional film-based camera.
That’s not to say that digital cameras are only for amateur holiday snaps. The digital-camera market is huge, and you can now buy professional SLR cameras that output digital photos.
But what type of digital camera do you actually need? There are a number of important features you should consider. The big thing everyone talks about with digital cameras is the number of megapixels. This is the number (in millions) of pixels that each image contains and is derived by multiplying the number of horizontal pixels by the number of vertical pixels. For example: 2,560 x 1,920 pixels = 4,915,200 pixels, or 4.9 megapixels. The more megapixels, the finer the details in the image — and the larger the resulting image files.
This is just one of the factors that determine the quality of the images a digital camera will produce. The quality of the optics within the camera are crucial, so a cheap digital camera with, say, 12 megapixels of resolution might not produce any greater detail than a high-quality five-megapixel model.
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