I have been a photographer for a number of years, more than I care to believe about, right from the times of the Brownie, the Polaroid and had been a movie user until fairly recently. In my everyday job I use Nikon DSLR cameras, but every now and then I see something I’d love to catch when I do not have those bulky cameras to hand. I determined it was time to get myself a top cheap point and shoot camera. Which to Purchase? There are numerous on the current market, as most of us know, and it is confusing. Equipped with more than the typical piece of knowledge of photography, I headed outside to do a little bit of research.

Usage. The first question which needs answering is what exactly do you plan to use it for? The majority of us only need to take happy snaps and aren’t overly bothered about camera purposes, provided that you get a in attention photo most, if not all of the time? Like me, would you like some versatility with zoom control, resolution and perhaps HD movie production?

Cost. In all fairness, the cost is just one of the more important factors when deciding on a camera and there is a big assortment of prices on the market. Decide what matches your pocket and go from there. You may want to contemplate getting previous year’s model since it’s going to be significantly cheaper the current model.

Size/style/ergonomics. Take a look at some cameras at the shops and handle as many as you can. I state handle because the majority of the time that it’s the way the camera feels to the consumer that is a significant element. Can it fit comfortably in the hand? It ought to be the right size for your hand. It ought to look and feel well made, rocky, in order that a knock or small accident does not wreck it. Can it be shock proof or water proof? How does this look? I enjoy black for a camera color, being conservative, and it will go with my Nikon cameras. A number of you will prefer the more distinguishing colors, the reds, blues as well as pinks! Take a Look at the group of the controllers. Would you handle the camera with one hand and use the majority of the controls? If you’re right handed, then the controllers need to on the right hand side of the upper and rear of the camera. Your left hand should just be used to secure the camera. In reality, I discover that when I grip the camera with both hands and twist slightly in other directions, this gives a good stable texture without camera shake.