I was in no way a happy camper when I went to the digital camera stores in the mall. I used to have this older, kind of clunky digital camera, but it worked and I liked it. It was reliable and best of all it was simple. So when I saw all these small, sleek little numbers with dials and switches, my blood pressure shot up. I had no idea what to compare or how to compare them. Should I look at brands? Should I check Canon VS Nikon digital cameras?
I explained this to one customer service rep, and he calmed me down. He took me over to one section and started giving me a brief little rundown on photography, explaining which were the best small digital cameras, and why I would like them.
He explained that the most fundamental element of photography that anyone with a camera should understand is aperture, which is the amount of light in your photograph. For example, I did a lot of outdoors photography, so the guy explained that I needed to be careful not to take photos of a person with the sun at their back.
Different lenses could help me out with aperture, but dedicated macro lenses were expensive. However, you could quickly improve the macro credentials of the existing lens on any of the best small digital cameras by using screw on magnifiers.
The best small digital cameras for me were the simplest, point and click kind. There were tons that had these GPS and Wifi features, which at first made me apprehensive, but then he showed me that they could be used to instantly upload to my computer, I warmed up to it. The GPS also tagged where the picture was taken, and stores that information in the photo file, so I would never have to dispute where and when the picture was taken! How cool is that? I started to really open up after that.
Photography has really come a long way to get to these best small digital cameras. At the beginning of the 20th century when color photography first became available, it was still unrealiable and expensive, so a lot of photography was still in black and white. Just ask Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India. He has the largest collection of cameras int eh world, which is about 4,425 antique cameras that he has been collecting since 1977.
I got one of the best small digital cameras I could, and I have never had a better one. What kind of things do you look for when you consider the best small digital cameras? Please share your opinions on what the best small digital cameras are in the comments! Links like this.