Canon EOS Digital Camera
by Shari Bookstaff
Digital or Film Cameras?
Wondering whether to go digital? Ranging from the small throwaway film cameras in the checkout line of the grocery store to the Canon EOS digital camera for advanced amateurs, the range of choice is great. Here is a guide to the pros and cons of film vs. digital cameras.
Digital imaging is revolutionizing photography for professionals, amateurs and for those just taking family snapshots. To get a digital photograph, you can use a film camera, then scan the photos, or use a digital camera from the start.
Why not just go digital? One major problem with capturing action photos with digital cameras is the lag time. There is a delay from the time you press the shutter release to the time you want the picture taken. So, your kid runs to the ball, ready to kick the ball for a game-winning goal. You press the shutter release just as little Johnny's foot is about to hit the ball. The camera takes about a second and a half to fire.
You look at the picture in the viewfinder, and see.....grass! By the time the picture was taken, Johnny was chasing the ball down field. So, when taking sports or action photos, a film camera may work better, unless you use a high quality device such as the Canon EOS digital camera.
The obvious disadvantage to film cameras is that you may end up using many rolls of film to get that perfect shot--and you won't know if you got the shot until you develop the film. That could be a lot of time and money wasted. The biggest advantage to using a digital camera such as the Canon EOS digital camera is that you can see the photo immediately. You're still at the game; you can keep shooting!
Digital photography certainly seems to be the future, and most technological advances in photography will come in the digital arena. Here are some tips to buying a digital camera that may help you avoid some of the pitfalls.
Know what you will use it for. Are you taking mostly portraits or other posed pictures? If this is your primary focus, you may not need to spend the money for a device like the Canon EOS digital camera. Or do you take a lot of fast-action sports photos? Do you need a fast camera with a great zoom lens? If this is the case, you probably already use a single lens reflex (slr) camera. This is the type of camera where you can see your subject through the lens, and lenses are interchangeable. If you are changing over to digital from film, you can stick with the same brand so your old lenses work. So, if you use Canon, for example, the Canon EOS digital camera may be perfect for you.
What should you look for in a digital camera?
Resolution. How much resolution do you need? Resolution is measured in pixels--how much detail they can capture in a photograph. Each camera will tell you how many megapixels it has. If you plan to make large (8x10) prints of your photos, or enlarge sections of photographs, you'll need higher resolution. Look for at least 3-6 megapixels.
If most of your photos are for computer presentations or small size prints for newsletters, a 2-4 megapixel camera is sufficient. The Canon EOS digital camera line begins with the digital rebel, with a resolution of 6.3 megapixels. The top of the Canon EOS digital camera line has a resolution of over 11 megapixels.
Another thing to consider is whether you plan to take photographs or snapshots. Maybe you want to make sure every shot is a potential award-winning photograph. Or, maybe you simply want to capture an image to record vacation memories or document an event for business purposes.
If you're always looking for that perfect photo, you'll probably want a camera with lots of features, such as the Canon EOS digital camera. If not, a basic, less expensive point and shoot digital camera will suffice.
If you're considering the switch to digital, you can’t go wrong with a Canon EOS digital camera. The Canon EOS digital camera is the choice of professionals, with a price amateurs can afford.
Shari Bookstaff is a biology professor in northern California, where she lives with her two children. Shari is an avid nature lover, sports fan and photographer.