Digital Camera Buying Guide
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  1. One Million Pixels = 1 Megapixel. The more you have the sharper your image. However, casual users don't need more than 2.1 Megapixels for good 5 x 7 inch prints. If you need larger get more.
  2. Watch out for digital zoom. Optical zoom doesn't distort your picture in any way, digital zoom can. Read the fine print.
  3. Different manufacturers will use different types of memory cards. CompactFlash and xD are two popular types.
  4. Cheaper cameras may have a LCD or a typical viewfinder, but not both. Get one with both.
  5. Invest in rechargeable batteries or you'll be buying batteries pretty regularly.
  6. 3 types - Compact, Standard and Professional (slightly larger).
  7. Read the computer requirements for the camera. Check that you have an available USB or Serial port on your PC.

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This digital camera buying guide was put together because of the frustration I had figuring out what to look for when I went looking for my first digital camera.

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