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What to look for when buying a camera

smartphoneI do not have a decent camera at present and I have been trying to take photos with my cell phone. It takes inadequate photos to say the least and when I went away on some weekend breaks recently, I was seriously disappointed that I didn’t have a decent camera. I have decided that photography would be an excellent hobby but I am a complete beginner and there is so much to learn. I am on a mission to learn more but all the technical details are quite hard to absorb. In the information below, I have tried to simplify what I have learned as much as possible. Of course, those of you who already know a lot about cameras will find this very basic but as a beginner I need to start at the very beginning.

Everybody wants the best quality images possible. However, in order to produce those excellent images, the equipment can be hugely expensive as it is so specialized.  There are tons of different types of cameras, from the small point-and-shoot variety to fancy dSLRs (digital single lens reflex) cameras with removable lenses. Mirrorless cameras are another option. Before I start comparing all the different types of cameras, I realize that I need to find out more about their essential features. All the acronyms, symbols and alien terms make me want to understand which specifications are important and which ones do not matter as much. (more…)