In the last 10 years there has been a massive influx of electronics manufacturers and companies jumping into the markets of digital cameras, and digital video cameras. With the huge technological strides made in memory cards, and their capacity to hold larger and larger chunks of information; this explosion of cameras available has turned into a feast for the consumer, with different models and brands and types of digital photography equipment coming available every week. Like any other boom in marketing, and electronic goods being presented to the consumer, it is imperative that you do your homework before jumping off of the deep and rushing out to buy the camera you have always wanted. In this day and age of glutted digital cameras and digital video cameras, some caution is well advised, do a minimum amount of research and you will certainly find the electronic device that fits your needs and your pocketbook.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. What that means is that a few adages still hold true in the vast offerings of digital cameras. If a manufacturer is offering you an underwater camera that can perform both still shots and video footage, along with a dry land mode that allows you to film a tennis serve clocked at 110 miles per hour in the minutest of detail, and they only want $65.00 for the camera, you might want to think twice about that purchase. If you want the truly high quality cameras that a photo-journalist might use, you are going to pay for that. If you only want a great little knock-around camera that takes great pictures of the kids and the dog playing at the beach, then you certainly do not need a photo-journalists’ camera. Whatever range of cameras you are looking at, bear in mind that you get what you pay for, and understand that the plethora of digital cameras and video cameras on the market today need to be evaluated and researched before buying.
If you are in the market for a good knock-about camera with some nice features and some good reviews, you will be in the range of about $80.00 to $120.00 Panasonic, Sony, Nikon, JVC Magnavox, and all of their affiliate brands are making excellent hand held digital cameras and video cameras with long lasting memory cards that have anti-shake filming settings, are dust and grime resistant, and take excellent still pictures and even better videos. Most of the digital cameras on the market today have the capacity to switch from still shooting t being a camcorder, and their video is of a very high quality. Once again, the push forward in the technology behind the memory cards is what has fueled this great advantage in the personal digital camera of today. Electronics manufacturers are definitely improving their products.