Make That Special Moment Live Forever with Digital Photography
With just a single button you can freeze that perfect memory in time, to be enjoyed on the spot or shared later with friends and family around the world. With today’s digital photo technology it’s easier than ever to make sure you never miss that special moment: point and shoot cameras are compact enough to take with you everywhere, while digital SLR (DSLR) cameras give you stunning picture quality and fun options to add some creativity to your pictures.
Point & shoot cameras are exactly what they sound like: just point it at your subject, shoot, and capture a great-looking photo. However, if you dig a bit deeper you’ll see that point & shoots come in a variety of different flavours: compact cameras from companies like Canon, Samsung, and Fuji are small enough to slip into your pocket or purse, extended zoom cameras get you up close even from long distances, and mirrorless cameras from Olympus, Sony, and Nikon combine the simplicity of point & shoots with the versatility of DSLRs.
Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are great tools for professional photographers or amateurs who are serious about their photo quality and creativity. Due to their larger sensors DSLRs can create sharper, higher quality photographs, and the ability to change lenses, add flashes, and use filters opens up an unlimited world of creative options.
Sometimes you need a physical photograph you can hold in your hand, and you need it now! Instant cameras create amazing film prints in seconds, making them great tools for labeling the boxes in your huge collection of shoes or sharing a memory with a friend who’s about to leave on a flight halfway around the world.
Camera Lenses, Flashes, & Filters
DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras are incredibly versatile and powerful because of their ability to mount different lenses, filters, and flashes. Attach a wide angle lens to take an incredible panorama shot, or use a telephoto lens to zoom in close even when you’re far away. Flashes bathe your subject in light, giving you as much or as little light as you need to take the perfect shot. Filters are essential photo tools as well: a polarizing filter reduces glare in bright conditions and a UV filter can help decrease haze and create sharper photos.
Digital Photo Frames & Photo Albums
You could print out every single photo you have of your family, friends, and pet, put them into frames, and hang them on the wall, but you’d probably run out of wall space pretty soon. A digital photo frame would probably be a better option. You can load up hundreds of photos and play them in a slide show on the beautiful, brilliant screen. Some digital frames can play videos and music, and certain models can connect wirelessly to your computer and showcase all the photos on your hard drive.
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