Cameras forum


buy a digital camera

Dear all
I am planning to buy a digital camera but m confused which one to usage is limited to clicking my family photos and nothing else.i want to k ow what are the parameters to see when buying a new camera and also what you people recommend for a beginner in photography?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: buy a digital camera
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: buy a digital camera
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Family Photos

In reply to: buy a digital camera

Without a price range I cannot suggest a particular camera.

I would only look at brands that are well known, and currently developing new cameras.

Having the highest number of megapixels (MP) is not a good guideline.
Somewhere around 12MP is the sweet spot.

Any camera you buy will have some digital zoom, but don't use it. It degrades the pictures.
Optical zoom does not degrade the picture and ranges from 3X to about 50X.
Don't buy more zoom than you need on a daily basis.
More optical zoom adds weight and cost.
3X is sufficient for most people.

Physical size:
Remember a very small camera will have a very small battery.
Battery size determines how many photos you get on a charge.

Happy Hunting


Collapse -
I'm going to cheat here.

In reply to: buy a digital camera

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.