Olympus 262162

E-620 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera, 2.7" HyperCrystal LCD Screen with 14mm - 42mm F3.5-5.6 & ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens

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Olympus 262162
E-620 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera, 2.7" HyperCrystal LCD Screen with 14mm - 42mm F3.5-5.6 & ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
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  • Color: Black
  • Battery Type: BLS-1
  • Megapixels: 12.3
  • LCD Screen Size: 2.7"
  • Camera Type: DSLR
  • Memory Card Type: CF
  • Memory Card Type 2: xD

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The Olympus E-620 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera features six creative in-camera art filters, Multiple Exposure shooting and a swivel Live View 2.7" HyperCrystal III LCD offer artistic freedom and endless creative possibilities. The 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic III+ processor provide exceptional picture quality. With in-body Image Stabilization and small 16.76-ounce body, the E-620 is a camera that truly lets you shoot outside the frame.

Description:

The Olympus E-620 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera features six creative in-camera art filters, Multiple Exposure shooting and a swivel Live View 2.7" HyperCrystal III LCD offer artistic freedom and endless creative possibilities. The 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic III+ processor provide exceptional picture quality. With in-body Image Stabilization and small 16.76-ounce body, the E-620 is a camera that truly lets you shoot outside the frame.

From the bright colors of Pop Art to the gritty black and white of Grainy Film, the six in-camera art filters transform your photography into works of art. Pop Art super-saturates colors, creating brighter, more vivid photographs. Soft Focus creates a dreamlike quality giving photographs a fantasy feel. Pale and Light Color brings soft, flat light and pastel coloring to photographs. Grainy Film produces a gritty high-contrast black-and-white film look. Light Tone brightens the image and its darker areas, providing more detail. Pin Hole darkens the outer edges of a photograph, therefore enhancing the subject in the center and bringing the photograph to life.

With this new camera's Multiple Exposure function you are free to tell a visual story your way, whether in a portrait, a landscape or a combination of both. The image capture options allow you to shoot two shots on the same frame, use a save shot and then shoot another, or to capture up to 3 shots separately and combine them in the camera later. Superimpose your own portrait with a starry night sky to create a photo with the impact you desire. Let your imagination lead you to new creative discoveries. The ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 3x standard zoom lens is the smallest and lightest in its class and features a closest focusing distance of only 25cm. The ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and two aspherical lens elements correct aberrations without increasing lens dimensions. The circular aperture diaphragm enables beautiful defocusing - one of the big advantages of this lens. Excellent mobility is assured by a weight of less than 190 grams.

The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 300mm (35mm equivalent) lens in a short 7.2cm body with ED lens elements, ensuring both picture quality and portability. Boasting the smallest size and lightest weight in its class, this cost-efficient 3.8x telephoto lens uses an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element for optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Incorporating a circular aperture diaphragm for beautiful defocusing, this lens assures high picture quality throughout the zoom range, as well as providing an astonishingly short closest focusing distance of 90cm throughout the zoom range.

Features:

- The six in-camera Art Filters allow you to replicate dramatic effects as you shoot using the Autofocus Live View LCD. Choose from Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Grainy Film, Light Tone and Pin Hole Camera filters.

- Multiple Exposure shooting allows you to alter space and time by combining images shot in different locations and moments, lending your photos another dramatic dimension

- Express yourself by altering how you frame the world -- choose from four aspect ratios, from the standard 4:3 to the cinematic 16:9

- On-screen autofocus with Live View works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way

- The seven-point twin AF system has five twin-cross AF points with two horizontal and two vertical lines and two twin vertical pairs in a houndstooth ment which allow for more accurate focusing than a single line sensor

- The powerful 12.3-megapixel Live-MOS sensor means you'll capture more detail than ever before in your pictures. And you'll have the flexibility to crop and still produce large, detailed prints

- In-Body Image Stabilization is a state-of-the-art technology that prevents camera shake

- Tracks up to eight faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures

- Shadow Adjustment Technology brings out more details in shadows. It captures scenes exactly as you see them, even in challenging situations -- for example, when shooting a backlit subject

- The Olympus dust reduction system is an industry first and a proven technology. Every time you turn on the E-620, the Supersonic Wave Filter - located between the shutter and the image sensor - silently vibrates an amazing 30,000 times per second

- The E-620 is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography

- Olympus' TruePic III+ Image Processor produces clear and colorful photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide the best digital images possible, it also lowers image noise in photos shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations

- Fire off a burst of shots at four frames per second continuous shooting. The E-620's burst rate is perfect for capturing the ideal shot at a backyard birthday party or at a youth soccer game

- 13 Scene-Select Modes including two new underwater modes

- With a wide range of shutter speeds -- from two Seconds to 1/4000 of a second -- you can take full advantage of the high optical performance of Zuiko Digital lenses

- With the E-620, there are five Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering, Center weighted averaging metering and three types of spot metering including shadow and highlight spot metering. Simply select the most suitable mode for the shooting condition

- The E-620 is equipped with illuminated buttons on its body that are easily viewable in low light to quickly find the settings you want

- The Automatic Pixel Mapping function inside the camera helps prevent faulty pixels from affecting image quality. This feature can be manually selected from the camera's menu and takes only seconds to complete

- The E-620 supports Compact Flash (Type I and Type II) Microdrive and xD-Picture Card memory cards. It is UDMA media-compatible for the highest performance. Use the dual-slot design to transfer images you want to save from one card to another. Manage your memories better

- With a 96% field-of-view viewfinder you'll have a clear and accurate view of your subject

- Choose from 34 different languages in the menu system

Specifications:

Product type Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system
Memory CompactFlash Type I/II (UDMA), Microdrive, xD-Picture Card
Sensor size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number 12.3 million pixels
Image Pickup Unit type High speed Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of pixels Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
LPF Fixed type
IR cut filter Hybrid type
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File size RAW: 4032 x 3024 (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
Large: 4032 x 3024 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 8.2MB, 4032 x 3024 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB, 4032 x 3024 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB, 4032 x 3024 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.8MB
File Size Middle 3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.4MB, 3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.4MB, 3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB, 3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.2MB, 2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.2MB, 2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB, 2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB, 2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB
File Size Small 1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB, 1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB, 1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB, 1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB, 1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB, 1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB, 1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
File Size Small 1 1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB, 1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 1024 x 768 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB, 640 x 480 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB, 640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB, 640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB, 640 x 480 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
Viewfinder type Eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of view Approx. 95%
Viewfinder magnification Approx. 0.96x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, infinity)
Eye point Approx. 18 mm (-1m-1) *from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment range -3.0 - +1m-1
Focusing screen Fixed (Neo Lumi-Micro Mat screen)
Eyepiece shutter Eye piece cover EPC-1 supplied
Eye cup Interchangeable type EP-5/6/7/8, EP-8 is supplied (Magnifier Eyecup ME-1 is available)
Optical preview (view finder) Available to set to Fn button
Live preview Available to set to Fn button
View finder information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose), IS, Bracket, ISO value
Live View High speed Live MOS Sensor for still picture shooting is used, 100% field of view, Exposure adjustment pre-view, White balance adjustment pre-view, Gradation auto pre-view Face detection pre-view, Perfect shot pre-view Grid line displayable, 5x/7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, Shooting information, Histogram, IS activating mode
AF High speed imager AF, Phase-difference detection AF
Image Stabilizer System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode 3 modes (2 dimensional activation, 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to horizontal direction moving )
Manual Function Input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Effective compensation range Approx. 4EV steps (in maximum effect)
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/4000 sec.
LCD Display HyperCrystal LCD (transmissive TFT color LCD)
Display Size 2.7 inches
Total no. of pixels Approx. 230,000 dots
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control 15 levels
Color Balance 15 levels
AF system TTL phase-difference detection system
Contrast detection system (with 25mm f2.8, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6, 40-150mm f4.0-5.6, 9-18mm f4.0-5.6, 14-54mm f2.8-3.5II)
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF)/ S-AF + MF / C-AF + MF C-AF mode is not available with the contrast detection system
Focusing point 7 points AF sensor with the phase-difference detection system (5points cross AF sensor / 7 points twin AF sensor)
7-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Single target, All targets with the phase-difference detection system Single, all 7 area, or Face detection with the contrast detection system
AF luminance range EV -1 to 19 (at 20, ISO 100)
AF illuminator Built-in flash (external flash available)
AF lock Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode / AEL button (customizable)
Focus tracking Interlocked with Continuous AF mode
Focus aid Available
Fine Adjustment +/- 20 steps, 20 data can be registered
Metering system TTL open-aperture metering system
(1) Digital ESP metering (49-point multipattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 2% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
Metering range EV 1 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Center weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure mode (1) Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene program AE (7) Scene select AE
Scene program AE Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait
Scene select AE Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama* *(Available when using Olympus xD-Picture Card media), Beach & Snow,Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro
ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 3200 (customizable, Default 200-800) / Manual ISO 100 - 3200, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation 5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock AEL button (customizable)
Exposure bracketing 3 or 5 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
Metering standard value adjustment 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
Auto WB system Hybrid detection system with High speed Live MOS sensor and dedicated external sensor.
Preset white balance 8 settings (3000K - 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
White balance compensation 7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance 1 custom setting can be registered
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Custom (default setting: Natural)
In custom mode, basic 5 modes and adjustment is available
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone
In custom mode, gradation level available in 4 steps
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
Shutter Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed P(Ps), S, A, M mode: 60 - 1/4000 sec.
Bulb: Up to 30 min. selectable via menu (Default: eight mins.)
1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Optical remote control Operation time: 2 sec., 0 sec., bulb control available (with optional RM-1 remote control)
Anti shock mode Available (1 to 30 sec. selectable)
Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting H, Sequential shooting L, Self-timer, Remote control
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 4 frames/sec. in sequential shooting H, 1 to 3 fps selectable in sequential shooting L.
Max. recordable pictures RAW mode: Max. 5 frames
JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (Large normal mode: approx. up to card capacity with SanDisk Extreme IV 4GB) (on sequential shooting)
Built-in flash Retractable flash, GN=17 at ISO200, (GN=12 at ISO 100.m)
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20
Flash control mode TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual
Flash mode Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off
Synchronization speed 1/180 sec. or less
Flash intensity control Up to 3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps
Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R
Control method Triggered and controlled by built-in flash light
Flash control modes TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual.
Number of channels 4 channels
Group setting 3 groups
Art Filter Mode Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole
Multi Exposure Number of pictures 2 pictures
Functions Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6/3:4
Illuminated button icons MENU, INFO, Playback, Liveview, Arrowpad (WB,AF,Metering,ISO), OK,Erase, IS
Universal design Color Universal Design Organization has certified (E-620,BLS-1 Li-ion battery,BCS-1 Li-ion battery charger)
Control panel Information WB setting, WB compensation notification, B/W mode notification, Record mode, ISO sensitivity, Program Sift
BKT notification, Flash mode, Drive mode, Recordable still image number, Shutter Speed, Aperture Value
Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, AF mode, Activated AF points, Focusing mode, IS, Multi Exposure
Back light timer 8 sec.
Super control panel Information 1 (Shooting): Battery information, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, BKT setting
NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Picture mode, Flash mode, Record mode, Image size, Card information
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode
Super control panel Information 2 (Wireless flash commander): Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value bar, Exposure compensation value
Flash compensation value bar, Flash compensation value, ALE notification, Flash compensation notification
NR notification, BKT notification, AF illuminator deactivated notification, Color space
Wireless channel setting, Built-in flash intensity, Group setting
Back light timer Back light lighting time is selectable. (Keep, 8, 30sec, 1min)
Playback modes Single-frame, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up ( 2 - 14X)
Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available), Light box
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available)
Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Custom reset 2 setting recordable
My mode 2 setting recordable
Erasing function Single frame, All frames, Selected frames
Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Copy between media Single frame, All frames, Selected frames
RAW picture editing RAW development
JPEG editing Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file), Aspect Change
Marge function 2-4 pictures, merge gain step 0.1-2.0 0.1 step
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control (MTP mode is available)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
DC-in No
Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures Approx. 500 shots (optical viewfinder)
Power battery holder HLD-5 compatible
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 (operation) / -20 - 60 (storage)
Operating Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Splash proof No
14-42mm Lens Focal Length 14-42 mm 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length)
14-42mm Lens Lens construction 10 Elements in 8 Groups, (including ED lens & 2 Aspherical lenses)
14-42mm Lens Focusing System Internal Focusing System
14-42mm Lens Angle of View 75 deg.-29 deg.
14-42mm Lens Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m
14-42mm Lens Maximum Image Magnification 0.19x (equivalent to 0.38x on a 35 mm film camera)
14-42mm Lens Minimum Field Size 91 x 68 mm
14-42mm Lens Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
14-42mm Lens Maximum Aperture f3.5 (14mm) - f5.6 (42mm)
14-42mm Lens Minimum Aperture f 22
14-42mm Lens Filter Size Diameter 58 mm
14-42mm Lens Tele Converter EC-14 Yes
14-42mm Lens Extension Tube EX-25 Yes
14-42mm Lens Dimensions Diameter 65.5x61mm
14-42mm Lens Weight 190g
40-150mm Lens Focal Length 40-150 mm (equivalent to 80-300 mm on a 35 mm film camera)
40-150mm Lens Lens construction 12 Elements in 9 Groups, including 1 ED Lens Element
40-150mm Lens Focusing System Internal Focusing System
40-150mm Lens Angle of View 30 to 8.2 Degree
40-150mm Lens Closest Focusing Distance 0.9m
40-150mm Lens Max Image Magnification 0.14x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.28x)
40-150mm Lens Minimum Field Size 124 x 93 mm
40-150mm Lens Number of Blades 7 (Circular aperture diaphragm)
40-150mm Lens Maximum Aperture f 4 (40 mm)- f 5.6 (150 mm)
40-150mm Lens Minimum Aperture f 22
40-150mm Lens Filter Size Diameter 58 mm
40-150mm Lens Tele Converter EC-14 Yes
40-150mm Lens Extension Tube EX-25 Yes
40-150mm Lens Dimensions Diameter 65.5 x 72 mm
40-150mm Lens Weight 220 g
Camera Dimensions 5.11" (W) x 3.7" (H) x 2.36" (D) (excluding protrusions)
Camera Weight 1.04 lbs (body only)
Warranty Olympus 1 year warranty

Box Contents


- Olympus E-620 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
- ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
- ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 Lens
- Li-ion Battery
- Li-ion Battery Charger
- USB/Video Multi Cable
- Eye Piece Cover
- Shoulder Strap
- Olympus Master CD-ROM
- Instruction Manual
- Lens Cap
- Lens Rear Cap
- Lens Hood
- Instruction Manual
- 1 Year Warranty

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When purchasing a digital camera, you must decide on the type of camera that is suitable for how you are using it, the life of the battery, how much memory is required, which type of lenses are needed, and etc. This guide will assist you in buying a digital camera and the necessary accessories.

Types of Cameras:

There are many different types of cameras.  Depending on how often and for what purpose you are using the camera, there is a camera out there for all users.

Starter Cameras:
For users who are looking to start digital photography, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is the type of camera for you. A decent point-and-shoot camera should be suitable for 4”x6” photo prints.

Amateur Cameras:
For users that are knowledgeable about digital photography or want a high-quality camera to learn with, this category is best for you. These cameras offer ease of use with very high specification features, but not a large range of controls that you can get from professional cameras. Typically, you can make up to 11”x17” photo prints with these cameras.

Professional Cameras:
These cameras are intended for professionals to use. The lower-end professional cameras have a similar resolution to some high-end amateur cameras. The main difference is that, they have more elaborate setting control, better lenses, and better flash options. Most of the time, you can use lenses from your older SLR (Single Lens Reflex) film cameras. The resolution on these cameras could exceed 21 megapixels (21 million pixels). This type of camera is intended to produce very high quality prints for newspapers, magazines, and books, or for users who like to have control over how their pictures will look.

Power Conservation Tips:

Turn off the LCD:
When you are not using it, turn the LCD off. If you are low on power and want to make some more pictures, turn the LCD off and use the viewfinder instead. Doing so will increase the battery life of the camera, as LCD screens will eat up a lot of power.

Stop the Zoom:
Some cameras automatically release the lens when you turn the camera on. Unfortunately, it drains power significantly. To prevent this from happening you can change the settings to the sleep mode.

Turn off the Flash:
If you think the lighting is adequate for pictures, turn off the flash. Flashes will consume a large amount of energy, which is wasted if not in use.

Plug it in:
Some cameras have power adapter which allows you to plug in your camera to a wall socket.  This will allow you to save your battery power when you are using the camera near a power socket.

Accessories to boost your Digital Experience:

Batteries:
Batteries are an important resource to digital cameras because if there is no power left, you can miss a special moment. If your camera uses disposable alkaline batteries, you should get a set of rechargeable batteries, thus saving you a lot of money in the long run, compared to purchasing new disposable batteries each time. For cameras that use Lithium Ion, it is suggested to purchase a backup battery for instances when you will be away from home for a period longer than 2 hours.

Memory Cards:
Memory card are equivalent to film in digital cameras. Each type of camera will use a different type of card, so make sure to check which card is compatible with your camera. Secure Digital (SD) is currently the most popular because it has become relatively cheap. Capacities of up to 16GB are currently available. Remember, you can never have too much memory, so invest in a larger capacity memory card when you purchase your digital camera. Here is a chart to help you make a decision on the memory card size right for yourself.



Tripods/Monopods:
If you have problems taking sharp, clear images, it could be because your hands were shaking. In order to solve the problem, you can get a tripod or monopod. It is important to keep the cameras steady if you want perfect pictures. A tripod is also important when you want to tweak the settings and take long exposure shots.

Card Readers:
Card readers are essential for any serious digital photographer. Instead of transferring photos directly from the camera, you can use a card reader to transfer them from your memory card straight to your computer. Doing so will conserve the camera’s batteries when transferring pictures.

Cases and Bags:
While digital cameras may be pricey, they can still break if dropped, so be sure to you protect your investment with either a case or bag. Cases make it safer and easier to carry. Cases can also protect your camera from sand, dust, dirt, and water. They are available in all types of sizes and styles. You can even purchase an Underwater Housing Case, allowing you to use your digital camera in water. These cases are more expensive and are only designed for some models. The cases usually come with cameras straps to put the camera around your neck or wrist. This provides an extra layer of protection for your camera, by preventing it from falling to the ground.

Lenses and Flash:
The quality of your photos depends on the quality of your lens. Flashes can help improve the brightness of your pictures. On most cameras, the lenses are built onto the camera, so you don’t have any upgradeability of the lens. But, if you own an SLR camera, you can replace the lens with a higher quality one, with better zoom or a different focal length. Flashes assist you when you are taking photos in low light settings. Most digital cameras have an internal flash that works fine for normal use, but you might want more light for the best possible results.

Important Camera Features:

Resolution:
A photograph is measured in the number of pixels in the picture. A pixel is a tiny dot of color. In digital photography, quality of the photo is  megapixels. One-megapixel is the same as one million pixels. Nowadays, most cameras have more than 6 Megapixels, which is more than sufficient for a beginner’s camera.

Zoom:
Zoom is an important factor because it helps you get closer to the subject. There are two types of zoom available in digital cameras, digital and optical zoom. Digital zoom is a way of magnifying the picture by processing techniques. Unfortunately, digital zoom lowers the quality of the image a little. Optical zoom is where the magnification is done by using the camera’s lens. It would be ideal to use the Optical zoom over digital zoom because of the quality difference.

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