Today’s post is a guest post by Alia Hayley.

5 Quick Things to know before Buying Photography Gadgets

Buying can sometimes be very difficult, when you have hundreds of options to choose from. And when it comes to capturing precious moments of life through photography it should be not be taken lightly. Some serious research is needed before buying any photography gadget. Intelligent buying is the need of time. Proper research is very important when you buy some costly gadget. Photography technology is growing at fast pace and buying has to be accurate so as to match future photography needs. Some important things to know before buying any photography gadgets are mentioned below.

1. Knowing what you need.

The first and foremost thing to be considered while buying any photography gadget is determining the exact need. You should know what the purpose of buying is, is it for professional photography or just for occasional use. Condition of photography if outdoors, indoors, bright light or low light. Type of photography such as landscapes , portraits, sports or macro photography. High professional camera or camera for beginners

2. Give less importance to Megapixels

Generally we determine quality of digital camera with megapixels. Few years back megapixels were given due importance in buying but now things have changed. Now-a-days other features are given more importance than megapixels such as shutter speed and multiple images mode. High megapixel camera generally capture image with large size using maximum storage data. On the hand, 5 megapixel cameras are considered good if user wants to print or store captured pictures.

3. Always consider ‘extras’

While purchasing photography gadget always see what extra you are getting in the quoted price. Many companies give extra accessories within the quoted price such as memory card or camera case. In some cases companies offer bundle prices with different camera accessories such as lens or camera stand at discounted price. Such extra accessories when buying later can give serious holes in your pockets, so always hunt for discounted accessories with gadget purchasing.

4. Always go for optical Zooms

After megapixels, buyers always consider zooming of the camera. Two types of zooming coming in camera optical zoom and digital zoom. Optical zoom always score high on digital zoom as in digital zoom camera simply enlarges the pixels making picture blurry and distorted whereas in optical 3x zoom the subject is 3 times bigger and more clear than in digital zoom. Most modern camera come with optical zoom giving user to click close ups and giving clear zoom facility.

5. Follow the reviews

Reviews by experts always give us valuable information about the product we are interested in. There are many photography magazines publishing camera reviews by different experts. They should always be considered .Follow expert reviews and search for product rating by expert rating companies according to different features in the camera. Ratings help us to choose best among many options.

We must do some extensive research, follow reviews and read expert comments about gadgets we want to buy. They always give us precise information we are searching for. These are the things one should consider while buying any photography gadget as they can help to give us value for our hard earned money.

About The Author: Alia is a blogger by profession. She loves writing travelling and reading books. She also contributes for Hydroxycut. Find here her contribution for Hydroxycut.

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