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Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Camcorders, Hardware, Photography |

Choosing camera in 5 easy steps

Choosing camera in 5 easy steps

Now that we are in full summer season in Europe, it is worth remembering what we need to know before deciding to purchase a new camera or video. In general almost any model now meets minimum specifications, but if you seek something more “high” or simply to buy safe, nothing better than to follow these simple 5 tips that will allow you to pick up a camera photo (or video) that will match what you expect out of it.

1 – Sensor Size

Whatever they say the manufacturers, marketing campaigns and so on, what really matters in a camera are not gazillions of millions of pixels to advertise, but the sensor size you install the camera. A further larger amount of light entering the camera, the better response of the same in low light (night shots, twilight or the like) and less likely to meet “hot pixels”. Come on, are all advantages. This is why you always come out better photos with a camera that has an APS-C sensor with a compact 1/4 “, for the simple reason that no matter how bad you have a pulse, the sensor is more large and responsive to extreme circumstances.

2 – Quality Lens

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The second most important point of a camera, there is again their chorrecientos million pixels, but have a quality lens. So all those digital cameras/video “lens” plastic sets, or simply a “minilente” embedded the sensor straight out. If possible have to find a computer with a lens of several elements (albeit fixed focal) and known manufacturer. Almost all compact or lenses usually include the same integrated lens manufacturer or brands that have come to an agreement. Such as Sony and Carls Zeiss. Lenses are recommended known brands in the world of photography, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Zeiss, Leica, etc.

3 – Optical Stabilizer

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The third point that I already imaginareis not have to do with millions of anything, but with good optical stabilization system. Outside the digital. Here we just want quality optical stabilizer. For compact cameras are usually included in the optical system of the camera and in the case of reflex or video cameras with interchangeable lenses, will have to opt for lenses to be placed on the internal configuration.

4 – High Bit-rate

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The last two sections are devoted to those who also want to record video with their teams. Today many compact (and reflex) record video in Full HD, so every increasingly used as video cameras. Home In this segment, the first thing we should look for is how Bit-rate numbers are capable of recording. Although normally the maximum bit-rate is determined by the recording format, many manufacturers to cut costs do not reach this maximum and stay in the middle (or less). For example the DV reaches up to 25 Mb/s , but can your camera runs down the middle. That translates into macroblocks as houses when there is much movement in the image, such as scenes with waves, water, etc.. So before you decide on anything, look at what format records, the maximum bit-rate and how that format is able to record your computer.

5 – Right Codec

And the latter is closely related to the previous one. It’s all about the bit-rate, but also that the CODEC used when recording the images have much to say. I do not go as in the digressions and headaches that you can lead your team to the recording to a CODEC not widespread at the time to edit later these videos on your computer. But I mean just the treatment of compression that give each other codecs. AVCHD is the case (with no very good reputation in the audiovisual sector), which in its “light” is likely to block, but his cousin AVCHD-PH gives a more than acceptable quality. Here and I will not recommend one in particular, because everyone likes …

Well, I hope these simple tips will help you in your next summer acquisitions. And you know, do not so much attention to advertising, because the marketing guys seem more engrossed in who gets more trillions of pixels in a camera, than any other thing.