As the camera has gone digital today, most people just want to jump into the opportunity of getting a digital camera whether for personal or professional use. A main attraction of this advanced camera that has perhaps made people want to buy one is its efficiency.
In today’s fast paced world, a digital camera is a perfect tool. Handy, lightweight, with a lot of features including zoom lenses and best of all, does not require the use of film. For the average folks who don’t have the necessary skills in taking pictures, this is an ideal gadget.
Many owners of digital cameras may be contented with having the very basic camera but surely, there are lots of people out there who still want to buy the extra accessories. With the numerous offerings of traditional camera stores and online stores today, many could not resist buying additional accessories for various reasons. They want to protect their camera and have a safe place to store it, they want to take more pictures or they want to get serious in their photography hobby and improve their skills.
So what exactly are the digital camera accessories available today? There are plenty actually and each one has a purpose. It’s best to get to know them and their uses before doing your shopping.
Memory card. Most digital cameras don’t come with a free memory card or card reader so make sure you get one or two. This is very important because it is where your pictures will be stored. A memory card that can store at least 400 images with the highest resolution is the most ideal. A card with this capacity is already equivalent to 11 rolls of film with 36 exposures.
Camera case and bag. There are different types of case and bag. You have a choice between a simple case where you can put your camera or a bag which can accommodate your camera and other accessories when you travel.
Batteries and charger. It’s highly recommended to get extra batteries for emergency. Better to be prepared all the time than be in panic. Rechargeable batteries are also the trend today so you may want to opt for these.
Tripod. This is ideal for the hobbyists, whether the first timers or the more experienced ones, as it allows them to take pictures with confidence.
After learning about the accessories, it’s time to find that camera. But just where do you start looking?
You can shop around from your local camera stores and at the department stores or you can do your search online for more convenience. There are lots of online shops that offer various brands of digital cameras. Another option on the internet would be to join online auctions.
eBay (digital camera auctions) – This is a highly popular online marketplace where you can buy cameras directly or through auctions. There are risks when buying from auctions, though, so be extra careful.
Amazon – This is another major online store that offers new and used products at great prices.
Best Buy – Check out its pages for digital cameras. They have a wide selection of cameras and accessories at affordable prices.
Wal-Mart – You can visit their stores if you’re near the place or check their website for the best deals. It offers only the basic digital cameras for regular users.