For any beginner photographer or a first-time buyer of a digital camera, choosing and buying a digital camera can become a task. There is so much that goes into buying a digital camera for the first time. But you need not worry about that. For I provide you a step-by-step camera buying guide here:

As a beginner, you should keep certain things in mind. First, you should ask yourself, what are the features you need, what type of photos you are going to click on with your new digital camera. There are a lot of features in a digital camera such as modes, zooms, lenses, flash, focus, viewfinder, resolution, and timer. Decide which features you want on your camera. You can talk to your family and friends and other digital camera features to know their opinions on various camera features. This will help you jot down the basic expectations you owe from your new camera.

Price factor

Set a realistic budget for your first camera and look for cameras in that price range only. Prices of digital cameras have fallen greatly over the years. Still, a digital camera purchase is considered expensive to its 35 mm counterpart’s purchase.

Next, gain a good knowledge of the models of cameras you are considering buying. Don’t be a fool by going all by your friend’s choice. Be a proud owner of a digital camera that suits your needs rather than someone else’s.

Satisfy your needs

As a beginner, you should look for models that are easy to use and operate. Do not go for flashy models. They may not satisfy your needs.

Now decide on your printing needs. If most of your photos will be uploaded to a website or emailed, you will not need a lot of megapixels in your camera. But if you are planning to make a lot of larger prints, you need a camera with a lot of megapixels.

By narrowing down your options as per the needed camera features, you can decide which camera is best suited to you. Visit the stores and handle the devices personally. You should shop around for the best price. Pick up an additional warranty if any. Take some great pictures.

Below are some great cameras for you:

1. Nikon Coolpix 4100: It is easy to use the camera. The camera is an imaging wonder with 4.2 megapixels and 3x optical zoom features it.

2. Kodak Easyshare cx7330: This is a decent point and shoots camera that comes with 3.1 megapixels and a combined 10x zoom features. The camera does not have many fancy features. But for a beginner, the camera is perhaps the best pick.

3. Canon Powershot S410: This power shot camera from Canon is a four-megapixel camera. The camera is very stylish to operate and indeed offers all the basic functions of an average camera.

I am sure buying a digital camera is no longer a task for you.