Thursday, January 13, 2005

Buying a digital Camera.

The price of digital cameras has droped dramatically in the last couple of years. You can now buy a decent digital camera for less than $200 (1700 moroccan dirhams). With prices getting in some cases lower than a $100, one wonders what one gets for these bargain prices.

This article offers a valuable explanations:


Digital Cameras: How Low Can You Go?

The quality of digital cameras has risen dramatically while prices have plunged.

Ron White, special to PC World
Thursday, January 13, 2005

Have you been dreaming of a new digital camera, but held back from buying because of the hefty price tag that might accompany your purchase? Worry no longer--it's time to wake up and get to the store. The quality of digital cameras has shot up in the last year, and prices have plummeted.

Today, the price of a 5 or 6 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera has dropped below what a 4-megapixel camera was selling for less than a year ago. Take the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150, for example. When it debuted, this 7-megapixel model sold for $500. Today, you can find it at some online retailers for $369--a price drop of 26 percent.

The Sweet Spot

A digital camera priced at between $200 and $300 should offer the following features (at a minimum):

* An optical zoom lens with a range equivalent to that of a 35-to-115mm lens in a film camera.
* Lens openings that range from f2.8 to f4.8, and shutter speeds of from 4 seconds to 1/2000 second
* Built-in flash
* An optical viewfinder and an LCD of 1.5 to 2 inches (measured diagonally)
* The ability to capture video clips at 320 by 240 resolution (often with audio)
* From 10 to 20 scene modes
* The ability to shoot 1.3 frames per second
* Rechargeable batteries
* Solid plastic or metal housing that can survive a drop off a table

A few things to keep in mind when you shop: Mass megapixels by themselves don't guarantee good photos. The most useful feature for point-and-shoot picture taking is scene modes. With scene modes, you don't need to know how to adjust your camera manually for such shots as a fireworks display, a sunsets, and birthday candle blowing. The handier digital cameras have scene mode selections available to handle just those types of situations....

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!
First time I come to your blog. Pretty cool though I have a bit of a preference for more personnal, crunchier blog...
As for the digital cams, I wanna buy a memory card for my HP digital cam from Rabat. Where do you advise me to go ? any idea about the prices ?

Lady M
lady.m@chezrasade.org
www.chezrasade.org

3:00 PM, January 17, 2005  
Anonymous Emily said...

Hello - I am currently living in Fes but am soon moving to Rabat. I am looking for a camera store in either city - do you have any suggestions?

thanks-

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