Taking Pictures is a great way to preserve those
vacation memories and Digital Cameras are becoming a popular way to take
those vacation photos.
We wanted to offer some tips on purchasing and using
Digital Cameras to keep those great
A great feature of most digital cameras is the ability to see your
photos on a small colour display screen immediately after taking them.
No more picking up prints from the lab only to be disappointed with how
they turned out. The display allows photographers to see exactly what
the picture looks like, choose the great ones to keep and delete any
unwanted ones. And because digital cameras have re-usable memory cards,
buying film becomes a thing of the past.
A digital camera offers photographers all the features of a
traditional camera with the added benefit of more control over how the
photos will be used. With a small cable attached to the camera, simply
plug it into a PC and store your photos on your computer. Then you can
decide whether you want to print or drop them into a website or even
organize them in a digital album on a CD.
A digital camera is a great confidence and skill builder for the
budding photographer. Features like those of Nikon’s Coolpix 2500
offer easy ways to create panoramic shots, add character or unique
perspective to a photo with built -in scene modes and even to create
short video clips. Higher-end models offer advanced features such as
interchangeable lenses for wide angle or high definition shots, perfect
for the more experienced photographer.
Make it perfect
Further fuelling the creative spirit is the addition of photo editing
software to the mix. Most digital cameras come with computer software
that offers editing tools such as cropping, enlarging, red-eye reduction
and colour correction abilities. With a few clicks of a mouse,
shutterbugs can turn a favourite vacation beach shot into a breathtaking
Choosing the right Digital Camera
Some of the more important things to consider are megapixels – the
resolution of digital cameras ranging from one to six, optics – the
quality of the lens and whether a camera has easy-to-use features such
as a good zoom and automatic settings for point and shoot photography.
Nikon Canada’s Sean Williams points out some of the key features to
• Grandparents – Entry-level models are a great way for
grandparents to boost their digital camera confidence and skill. A two
megapixel model with basic features is perfect for sharing photos via
email and printing 4 x 6 copies.
• Parents – Parents who regularly print great looking 8 x 10’s
of their kids will love a higher-end camera such as the Nikon Coolpix
4500. It offers an excellent lens, four megapixels for great detail and
a swivel design for capturing memories from any angle.
• Kids – Whether they’re posting photos on a website for a
school project or snapping shots of their friends, digital is the way to
go. Consider a camera that offers easy point and shoot features and one
with an automatic focus.
• Experienced shutterbugs – For uncompromising detail and
performance, a digital SLR camera offers features such as
interchangeable lenses, manual controls and superior quality – ideal
for those who have chosen photography as a hobby or profession.
• Professionals – Work related users such as real estate and
insurance agents rely on digital photography every day for client
presentations and for documenting important information. These models
usually come in the three to six megapixel range and can capture
panoramic shots, a key feature for professionals.
- News Canada
While we have tried to provide you with
a list of suggestions to help parents when travelling with
children to keep them safe, unfortunately, we can’t
think of everything and it is the responsibility of
parents to ensure their children’s safety.