CameraNote to self: never let the toddler get a hold of the digital camera. We are getting ready for a trip to Chicago next month and I wanted to get some pictures off the camera so I would have room for more. When I turned it on the screen was all black. After fiddling with it for about 30 min I determined it was broke. All it does now is turns off as soon as you hit the power button. I am sure Cooper got a hold of it and had a blast and broke it. So now I am camera shopping and frankly it’s confusing. Pixels, zoom, memory.. oy.. so I figured maybe I am not the only one having this issue so thought I would find some explanation for all of these.

Pictures are important to me. They tell a story of my life. They show me all the family bonding moments we have had,  the joys we have accomplished, and even some rough times. Pictures I think help with a healthy life. Not only do they bring back wonderful memories but how often to you laugh when you remember them? They say laughter add years to your life.

Do you realize how many cameras are actually out there in the world? How can I pick one and know I am getting a good one. I think they need a try before you buy policy, just sayin’.
Here are some factors to consider when looking for a digital camera. (I had to look these up of course)

Megapixels
One of the most important features of digital camera to make it into the best digital camera category is its mega pixel property. The higher the mega pixels the better the actual photograph will come out. A mega pixel is equivalent to one million pixels. The resolution of your image is based upon the mega pixel property of your camera. This means that as you enlarge the picture, you would get more detail and less blurry colors.

LCD Size
The best digital camera will always have a large LCD to help you frame your subject without having to squint to the viewfinder. This is also helpful when reviewing your images, some cameras enable touch up and editing features with its LCD. A 1.5-inch display is average, a 2-inch LCD display is good, but the best LCD size would be 2.5 inches or higher.

Zoom
Most digital cameras have both digital and optical zoom. A higher optical zoom is always better than a higher digital zoom. Digital cameras are usually furnished with optical of between 3x to 10x. The better the optical zoom, the higher it climbs up to the best digital camera category.

Memory Card
Always make sure that your memory card is the right one for your digital camera. There are different types of memory card like the xD, SD, Flash card and the likes. And these types of memory cards go with certain types of digital cameras. of course memory storage is also up there in choosing the best digital cameras. Choose the size of memory that you need, if you’re a photo junkie, you might need more than 32MB. Memory cards can go up to 1G.

Determine what you want the camera for and pick one that will fit your lifestyle. For me, I just want to take pictures of the family and tourist things. So I don’t need a super duper one, just one that gives me crisp pictures. I just need something that captures the moments we have as a family and to be able to go back and reminisce about the good times later in life. To me that is part of finding balance to me. Without pictures, how can you possible remember all those moments, big or small? Whatever you choose, fancy or plain, big or small, use it often and catch the love on film memory card. (that sounds odd)

I would love to hear what kind of camera you have and what you like to use it for.

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Karla Bond

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.

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