There are so many brands and types of cameras nowadays that's why it is really hard to pick the best one. I have a friend planning to buy her very first digital camera and she said she can't decide which among Sony, Canon, Olympus, GE, Nikon and Samsung cameras to choose.
Are you in the same situation? here are some pointers for first time digital camera buyers:
First ask yourself these questions. What do you really want your digicam to do? Know what kinds of photos do you want to take. Is it just for a few family snapshots? For close-ups of flowers or wildlife? Answering these questions will help you determine which camera is right for you.
Next is ask yourself how much you can really afford to spend on your digital camera. Additional cost on the accessories should be considered as well. These include the printer and computer, software for editing photos, photo paper and the memory to handle image editing, storing and recovery. These essential questions have a big role in helping you decide.
Also, take a close look at their various options and features such as the resolution, built-in memory, battery life, LCD, appearance, comfort, and special features of the digital camera before you go out to buy one. Check out for reviews and photo forums online to find out what other people have to say about them.