Tired of lugging your DSLR around on vacation? You might consider a point and shoot camera. They have come a long ways in the last year. Point and shoot cameras are the most common cameras around bought by non-professionals. They are not overly complicated hence the whole point-and-shoot idea. With a little mastery, you can still use them to take astounding photos that will rival any professional pictures. Despite their ease of use, one still has to look for a few things before buying one.
The brand of the camera you want should be right at your tips as you go around shopping. Basically, no matter what qualities a camera has, you want to stay safe behind brands that have been around a while and have been proven as reliable over time. Nikon and Canon are pretty much guaranteed to be decent quality. This is also important in regards to warranty and repairs should you need them. With a reliable brand you are guaranteed to have these. On top of that, you will be more at ease with the camera you’ll be buying instead of risking your money with something you have never heard of.
A camera resolution refers to the number of pixels in each frame. Simply put, the higher the resolution, the finer the picture quality. With a domestic point and shoot camera, anything above 8MP (megapixels) will suffice. Of course, the higher the better, though that tends to attract a higher price tag too.
Most digital cameras store the taken photographs in a memory card. From here you can connect the card to your computer to view the photos inside. Each camera comes with a different memory card capacity. The higher the storage capacity, the more photos you can have in there before needing to copy them to your computer. The storage is mostly anywhere between 2GB to 32GB. Depending on your needs, find out if the storage is enough for you, you don’t want your card to fill up when you’re out and about snapping away.
The type of batteries also varies in point and shoot cameras. Your main concern should be whether the batteries used are rechargeable or not. If rechargeable, you should also find out if they need to be recharged outside the camera or with a power cable. Most cameras will simply be recharged via a power cable but its best to make sure before buying. If you can recharge your camera while still using it, the better.
Is it waterproof?
Waterproof cameras for example are becoming increasingly popular. If you intend to take your camera to the beach or take underwater photographs while snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas then you might want to consider these. Again, expect a waterproof camera to cost higher than one which is not.