17th Oct 2008

Best Compact Digital Cameras

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If you are about to buy a compact digital camera, consider these features:

Storage
Does the camera support new high capacity Secure Digital (SDHC) cards? These are the best bet for the future. Secure Digital (SD) is now the defacto standard digital camera storage format.

High Definition (HD) Video Capture
Can the camera capture compressed video at 1,280 x 720 pixels for playback on a HDTV? The camera should at least handle 640 x 480 pixels and 30fps. Some cameras are now capable of capturing video at 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) resolution.

Megapixels
Look for a minimum of 10MP (megapixels), which is ten million picture elements in the camera’s image sensor. More megapixels doesn’t automatically equal better image quality if the lens is not better quality as well.

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