Buying Cameras for Children

With Christmas just around the corner, many parents (and grandparents) are wondering what to give their loved ones this year. If you’re a photo enthusiast, a camera is often top-of-mind. Most children enjoy digital cameras because they provide instant feedback and heaps of fun for both the photographer and his or her subject.

Buying Guide: Memory Cards

This articles gives tips and advice on choosing and using flash memory cards. The internal memories in digicams can only store a few high-resolution image files, so a separate memory card is always required. New camera buyers should purchase at least a 1GB memory card with their camera. It’s a small investment; at the time of writing you could buy a 1GB CF or SD card for less than $30.

Busting the Megapixel Myth

Anyone looking at the cameras the manufacturers have been offering over the past several years could easily believe that the higher the camera’s megapixel count the better. But, as the old jazz standard says: ‘It ain’t necessarily so!’ The only thing more megapixels will give you is the ability to enlarge and crop pictures without individual pixels becoming visible. Other factors are much more important in determining overall picture quality.

Best Buys for Christmas 2008

Photo Review has checked out the local online photo equipment resellers and come up with our picks of the best buys in the pre-Christmas market. Our choices are based on value for money, along with the results of our regular camera tests.

10 Reasons To Buy Camera Gear Locally

Everyone loves a bargain, and some popular models are available at lower prices from online retailers operating out of Asia and the US. But if it looks too good, it very often is, and there’s a whole range of considerations the canny consumer needs to keep in mind when buying online.