September 20, 2016 / by Danny Mavis

Cameras are so popular nowadays that they are literally everywhere. There’s at least one on your phone, your laptop and your tablet, even though you most likely never use the one on the tablet. With social media playing such a huge role in our lives, the need to share pictures is at an all time high across various platforms – Facebook, Instagram, etc. Even though we are surrounded by them, barely anyone of us knows and understands more than the bare minimum. We just point and shoot hoping for a memorable moment that we’ll share with out friends.

However, if you have reached a point where you are ready to move forward from your phone pictures, and instead take pictures that you’ll want to keep forever, you should buy a digital camera. Buying a camera is not something that you should do without previously making a thorough research about. You should contact a digital camera online store Australia based and ask any questions that concern you, because camera manufacturers don’t make life easy, either. There’s a long spec sheet full with alien terms and numbers, so you need to understand what most of them (if not all of them) mean. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll go through the most basic features that you should look for in a digital camera.



While most people have heard about pixels, they rarely understand how important they are, and often times buy digital cameras with more pixels, at the expense of other important features. You should be looking for a camera that has a double digit amount of megapixels. Somewhere around 12 is perfectly fine. More megapixels usually means a higher image quality, but at the expense of SSD card space, meaning you’ll be able to store less pictures. You don’t need to go for 30 or 40 MP cameras unless you plan on photographing large landscapes.



This controls how sensitive your sensor is to light. The more sensitivity your sensor has, the darker the conditions you can shoot in without a flash. You should look for a camera that offers ISO 1500 or higher, but make sure you don’t go overboard, as some cameras can shoot up as high as ISO 25 000, which will often times be redundant. The trade-off for higher ISO is the noise and grainier images. However, cameras are getting much better performances and these cons are drawn back to a minimum.



Focus plays a huge part in photography because with focus, you add precision to your photos. Missing the focus is a very easy way to ruin a great shot. So when you’re buying a camera, highly consider the quality of the auto focus. A quality camera will focus quickly and accurately. This is something that can make or break a shot, so you have to make sure the speed of the auto focus is at an admirable level.

These are just the basic essentials of cameras, there’s much more to them. Before you narrow down your choices and decide to buy a camera, contact someone who has knowledge and experience with using various types. A great option always is consulting a camera online store Australia based one or a professional photographer as they usually have a ton of experience under their belt, and have used different cameras for different purposes. Telling them what you want to do with the camera will surely be beneficial. Good luck!