Buying a Digital Camera
When you buy a camera, what do you look for? Megapixels? Since many digital cameras have very similar sensor sizes, choosing a camera for its higher megapixel-count can actually lead to lower-quality photos unless you are buying a DSLR camera. At the same time, you want enough to print your pictures flawlessly on a 20" x 16". How will you decide?
Well, here to help is one of my longtime favorite tech comparison sites, SnapSort! Want a camera that you plan to use mostly on trips, maybe even underwater? Or do you plan on mostly using it to make videos? Perhaps you just want a simple camera that can fit into even the smallest of pockets. Do you have brand loyalty, don’t want to break the bank, or know how much zoom you want? You can specify those and many other things on that site.
Perhaps you limited your choices down to about four or five cameras or so, well, you can compare them together! Compare any two cameras by typing them into the two boxes. If you know the model numbers such as “300 HS” or even “300”, then SnapSort will display every camera with that model number, making searching much easier to find the one you are looking for. SnapSort will tell you the advantages and disadvantages of choosing one over the other. It will also tell you common strengths and weaknesses they share compared to recent competitors.
Not only that, but it will also show you many more models that the two compared cameras are typically compared with. SnapSort will also have three or so views of the camera, what people say about the camera, what colors they come in, and how much each different model/color costs on several different sites.
Or, if you really know what you’re looking for, you can check out the less-visited explore page. It’s my favorite feature on Snapsort along with the compare tool. You can really specify the different specs here: zoom, sensor type, stabilization type, aperture, max ISO, wide angle, width, weight, zoom, price, even announcement date. If there is an appreciable value you can apply to a digital camera, you can select it there; it has over four dozen specifications that you can play with to your hearts content. Maybe even after limiting your choices, there are still too many to choose from. Well, you can order by price, popularity, newest, or best overall.
Remember what I said about more megapixels being worse for smaller sensors? Well, you can learn all about that, sensor type, ISO, wide angel, and everything else on the site with the little “i” icon by the specification. Think you know what zoom is all about? Learn something new by reading up on it.
Well, the tool wont tell you things like faulty charging mechanisms or other failures and reliability issues about the camera. I highly suggest that you read what the people say about that camera on the site, Amazon, and NewEgg to see the features and problems beyond the numbers.
I can spend hours talking about the site, and many more hours playing with the tools to find a camera for a friend. Try the site for yourself, and discover why I like it so much!