Digital Camera makes our lives more and more Real. Because i remember old days camera was a equipment that need more and more skill to use and hard to use. But in now a days in Digital world camera is become more and more popular.
In here i would like to explain what are the new features available in Digital camera..
People hear Mega pixel every where, Even Mobile phones, Digital Cameras ect. What is mean by Mega Pixel.
Before that need to identify What is a Pixel?
Pixel is a smallest information in a image.
The more pixels or dots that make up the display screen, the clearer the resolution or image will be. Greater numbers of dots or pixels allow for more refinement of the image, which results in higher, truer image replication.
How much Mega Pixel?
A megapixel refers to one million pixel s
How we can apply Digital Camera with Mega Pixel ?
Number of Pixels of the image said Mega pixel of the specific camera..
More Mega Pixel - More resolution
when photo re-sizing resolution about 2048 x 1536, if it has 3,145,728 pixels says
3.1 MegaPixel Camera. That is, the resulting image will be made up of 3.1 megapixels, or over three million dots.
A megapixel is the term used for a million pixels — and the more megapixels an imaging sensor has, the higher the camera's potential resolution.
|Type of image||Minimum resolution needed||Number of megapixels needed|
|Web image||640 x 480||1-megapixel cameras* & up|
|4" x 6" print||2048 x 1536||3-megapixel cameras* & up|
|8" x 10"||3072 x 2048||6-megapixel cameras & up|
|16" x 20"||3264 x 2448||8-megapixel cameras & up|
2. Size, weight, and design
Camera weight is important because of easy moving and usage, weight not
more than 2.3 pounds .
3. Zoom lens
Inexpensive cameras often lack a powerful optical zoom lens. If we had to choose between a camera with more optical zoom and one with higher resolution, we'd take the model with the more powerful zoom lens--it means you won't have to magnify your subject and then use software to crop the image (and discard some of the resolution as a result). Cameras now offer zoom ratings of up to 20X. These lenses are great for nature or sports photography, but unless the camera has good image stabilization, you may need a steady hand or a tripod to avoid blurry pictures at extreme telephoto lengths. You should try a camera's autofocus at full zoom: We've tested some models that were slow to focus at full zoom in low light.
For close-ups and situations in which a camera's autofocus doesn't quite cut it, switching to manual focusing can help you get the shot. Low-end cameras often omit manual focusing or allow only stepped focusing, which forces you to choose from a few preset distances.
Storage is a key feature of the camera, Number of pictures can taken by camera totally depend of the Storage that contain the camera.
now most of the digital cameras have more than 4GB of storage. it easy connect to a PC and use as a removable storage for easy data access,
Cameras use one or more of several types of batteries.AAs, either nonrechargeable alkaline ($5 for four) or rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH, about $14 for four); high-capacity disposable CRV3s (around $10 apiece, and some cameras take two); or proprietary rechargeable batteries that can cost $25 to $65 to replace.
7.Movies and sound
Many cameras can capture video as well as still shots; this option is useful for taking short clips when you don't have a camcorder. Some models also will record an audio caption for still photos. If you're torn between a digital SLR camera and an advanced point-and-shoot model, keep in mind that digital SLRs don't shoot video.
All digital cameras let you shoot in fully automatic mode--just press the shutter release and you get a picture. Most cameras also offer aperture- and shutter-priority modes, in which you adjust the size of the lens opening or how long the shutter stays open, and the camera automatically controls the other variable to give you the proper exposure.
Typically, you'd use aperture priority to maintain control over an image's depth of field--for example, to blur the background of a shot while keeping the foreground sharp--and shutter-priority mode to capture fast-moving subjects. A camera that relies exclusively on full auto would attempt to keep both the foreground and background in focus in the former example, and it would probably blur the moving subject in the latter.
Usually, cameras that offer priority modes also provide full-manual exposure control, in which you set both variables. These modes make a camera adaptable to almost any situation.9 Menus
When evaluating a camera, consider how easily you can reach common settings--resolution, macro mode, flash, and exposure adjustments--and how easily you can play back just-taken images. Too many buttons, and you waste time trying to figure out which button does what; too many menus, and you waste time digging through them.
10. Scene modes:
Some cameras try to entice prospective buyers, particularly beginning photographers, with a large number of scene modes--presets that are designed for a variety of settings and subjects, such as the beach, fireworks, and underwater. However, selecting one of these less common modes usually requires a trip to the menus, and multiple button presses. Some cameras let you assign one of the modes--or a custom mode of your creation--to a position on the control dial, where you can more easily access it. Some single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras offer multiple positions on their control dial for storing customized settings. Some point-and-shoots allow you to store customized settings as a mode within the scene modes menu.
One potentially helpful feature offered by many point-and-shoot cameras is facial recognition. In detecting people's faces, the camera aims to optimize both focus and exposure for the subjects, presumably to better effect than the more traditional portrait mode that almost every camera offers. Some new cameras even have smile recognition, which will automatically take a picture when someone in the frame smiles; this feature is great for baby pictures or for shooting an otherwise moody subject.
Almost all digital cameras allow you to choose a white-balance setting via presets. This setting tells the camera which elements in a shot should look white, and then by inference which elements should look black and what everything in between should look like. If you're finicky about color accuracy, look for a custom white-balance mode in which you press the shutter button while aiming at a white object.
11.LCD and viewfinder
All digital cameras have an LCD screen; these vary in size from 1.8 to 3.5 inches. The smaller size limits your ability to review just-taken images on the camera. A good LCD is essential for knowing whether you got the shot you wanted, and can usually give you an indication of whether it was properly exposed. Some new cameras have touch-screen LCDs that allow you to tap on subjects in the frame to focus on, as well as to navigate menus. If you're thinking about getting a camera with a touch-screen LCD, make sure you account for the screen-smudge factor.
LCD quality varies widely: Many wash out in sunlight or become grainy in low light, or the image may change if you tilt the camera slightly. If you can, try a camera outside before you buy it. Some cameras also have a viewfinder, which is a convenient backup for framing your shots (and if you turn off the LCD when not using it, you'll save battery power). Perhaps the best way to ensure an accurate exposure is to view the photograph's histogram on the LCD (if the camera offers this feature). A histogram is a graph that will show you highlights that are overexposed to the point of being pure white, and shadows that are underexposed and show as pure black.
Some cameras offer antishake (also called image stabilization) as a shooting mode or as a feature that can be turned on and off. This is helpful when you're shooting photos in situations where it's difficult to get a sharp image, such as in low light. One disadvantage of an antishake shooting mode is that you can't use the feature in conjunction with another scene mode. Most point-and-shoot cameras use software to sharpen the resulting images. More advanced cameras, including SLRs, tend to employ one of two methods: optical image stabilization, in which an element in the lens adjusts to compensate for movement); or sensor movement, in which the camera's sensor moves in order to compensate for the shaking.
Using Wi-Fi to transmit images to a PC, a printer, or a photo-sharing site may sound enticingly free of entanglements, but we'd recommend that you try this feature beforehand. In our reviewers' experience, sending Wi-Fi transmissions did not work seamlessly in some cases, and as a result was not worth the extra money this feature added to the camera's cost. You don't have to buy a Wi-Fi-enabled camera to send photos directly from your camera, however. The Eye-Fi card (2GB, $100) enables any camera with an SD Card slot to send photos wirelessly to your computer and to photo-sharing sites.