Advanced features in the latest digital cameras
Digital cameras have changed the way we capture images, but most people are not aware of some advanced features built into the latest digital cameras. In this article, we focus on a few such features that help anyone to take professional photographs.
While it is true that you can always edit or re-touch the photo with software such as Photoshop, using in-built features of digital cameras makes your composition a lot better and authentic. Of course, software is invaluable when correcting a few things such as beautifying a face; you can save your time by using some inbuilt functions in digital cameras.
We all know that resolution is a key factor for general picture quality. When you enlarge a print, pictures taken by a high-resolution camera are not blurred and the picture details are intact when blown up. 12-mega pixel resolution gives brilliant pictures for both personal and professional photography. You can easily blow up the image to 76x102 cm (30x40 inches) print and can still have a clear image even at a closer look. If you still have not bought a digital camera, do not settle for any less than 12-mega pixel one. A high-resolution digital camera also helps when you want to use digital zoom. Digital cameras offering high multiples of digital zoom without sufficient resolution usually produce blurred images when you blow up cropped images.
All digital cameras offer good digital zoom facility. However, to get results that are more professional you need optical zoom lens. Optical zoom allows you to take shots of objects that are extremely close and that are at a distance. You still have the full resolution working for you that results in clearer photographs irrespective of whether the object is closer or farther. With digital zoom, you can only crop the large image and blow up the remaining portion and resolution is less.
Face detection is another feature that all the latest digital cameras support. The camera locates faces of people from the scene and applies some special settings to capture faces clearly. Image stabilization is another feature that works silently when you are taking pictures. As the name indicates, it stabilizes the image if your hand is a bit shaken or you are in motion while taking the picture. You are saved from shaky images. In fact many things are automated for you and you do not even notice that they work together to give you nice pictures. You can also use them manually to get better results.
Many scene types are detected automatically. People take pictures in different situations, at nightclubs, at sporting events, while on vacation etc. All these situations have varying light conditions and exposure. Digital cameras are intelligent enough to make a guess about the scene and make necessary changes in settings and they can do it correctly most of the time. Alternatively, you can adjust these settings yourself to obtain perfect pictures. Do not worry that you cannot take pictures with a classic vintage look; digital cameras support black & white and sepia color modes as well.
Another exciting feature is the ability to shoot in burst mode and a video. I burst mode (also called continuous shooting) you can take pictures in quick succession. If you want to capture a perfect image during an event that does not last long, burst mode can take a picture every second continuously until that event ends. You can easily choose the best shots from it. Newspaper reporters often take pictures of celebrities in burst mode; they do not want to miss any moment. You can compose motion shots from them for fun or a presentation. Of course, you always have the ability to shoot videos with digital camera. Though you cannot shoot longer videos, you can make a reasonably good video footage using fast memory cards and shooting short movie clips. Many digital cameras allow you to do preliminary editing of your movie clips and images.
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