Compact Digital Cameras
Compact digital cameras are small pocket sized cameras that use digital technology to take photos. So, the picture you take with a compact digital camera will either be stored in in-built memory or, as is more likely, in some form of external memory such as a memory card or stick. Things to look out for here include:
- Features - what can the camera do and what types of photo features does it offer? Look for optical zoom to get the best picture quality, digital zoom if you like messing about with pictures on the computer and intuitive features such as light settings, flash options and an LCD screen at the back that lets you see the picture you are taking/have taken clearly.
- Power - most compact digital cameras will run on standard batteries. Bear in mind that these cameras can use up batteries quickly (especially if you have a large LCD viewing screen) so you may want to invest in a rechargeable battery set.
- Memory - most compact cameras here will have a small on board memory that will only store a few photos so you may want to invest in a memory card or stick. The more memory you get, the more pictures you can store at a high quality.
- Megapixels - all compact digital cameras will come with a megapixel limit. The more megapixels you get, the better quality photos you will be able to take.