Buying Digital Cameras for Teenagers

Anyone who has ever gone through the trials of adolescence knows how important it is to fit in. In this digital generation, not having a digital camera (mobile phones with built-in cameras included) will definitely put you in the minority. Digital cameras serve to capture precious moments in your life which you would otherwise forget. In the distant past, pictures were only taken during special occasions like weddings, funerals, and birthdays. Picture taking took a bit of preparation and effort on the part of the photographer. The camera needs to be set up, the people arranged so that everyone showed, and someone to hold the huge flash had to be procured because the photographer had to go under a sort of cloth cover just to take the picture. The flash of these long gone cameras went off with a bang and bathed everyone within two feet radius with thick smoke. In this respect, they were not that much different from the firecrackers kids love to play with on New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July. Developing the film was a long and difficult process. It cost a lot too. One of the main advantages of digital camera is its ability to let you take as many pictures as you like without worrying about wasting film. Here are a few tips on buying a digital camera for teens.

Storage capacity should be taken into account when you’re canvassing a digital camera for teens. You could erase badly taken photos from your memory card if it’s full and you need to take more pictures, but having too much storage space is better than running out of it. Pick the digicam that has easily replaced memory cards.

When it comes to pixels, the rule of thumb is: the higher the better. A high number of pixels with give you the best resolution but if you’re not really planning to blow up the image, stick to a lower rating. Ten mega pixels will do just fine for a start if you’re looking to buy a digital camera for teens. You could move your way up if you get serious about the hobby.

Image stabilization is also an important feature in a digital camera for teens. It eliminates the blur from moving objects. If your teen happens to be a sports fan, image stabilization becomes a primary consideration.

Expect a teenager to wear out a hundred dollar’s worth of batteries in the first week of purchase. A smart move on your part would be to opt for a digital camera that utilizes a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. This way, you’ll only have to buy an extra set. Lithium ion batteries tend to last years, so while the Li-ion powered digital camera for teens may be a bit pricey, it’s actually a better investment.

Speaking of price, a digital camera for teens may set you back anywhere between a hundred to thousands of dollars. Choose a mid-range one that won’t easily break and small enough to fit in a pocket or a purse. After all, you are buying a digital camera for teens.

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