Things to consider before buying a Camera

If you’re an aspiring photographer without a camera, who dreams about capturing the beauty around you into a single snap, then we have some tips that you need to take into account before you buy a camera.

A wide range of cameras are now available in the market, each claiming to be better than the other and it can get extremely confusing to make the right choice.


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We hope these tips will help you decide.

1. Image sensors

The image sensor is what captures the light from the object being shot. The two main sensor sizes are Micro Four Thirds and APS-C. The smaller of the two, Micro Four Thirds sensor is ideal for portability, but usually compromises on some picture quality. The larger APS-C sensor on the other hand, will add bulk, but can provide better image quality and low-light shooting. Along with size, you have to consider megapixels, or the number of pixels the sensor can capture. A rule that applies to any camera? The more the megapixels, the better.

2. Lenses


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One of the prominent USPs of hybrid cameras are interchangeable lenses. You could get lenses for close, wide-angle, distance and other types of shots. One thing you cannot miss out on is, to find out if your lenses are compatible with your camera before you buy. Micro Four Thirds cameras generally have the largest variety of options. You’ll find everything from high-end Leica DG lenses to inexpensive Holga lenses if you explore enough options.

3. Manual Settings

Both professional and amateur photographers know the power of manual camera settings. You can tweak your camera for exposure, depth of field, shutter speed and much more to get the perfect shot. If you need fast setting changes, you want a camera that makes it easy. Although, other cameras might bury crucial settings away where they’re harder to access.

4. The Viewfinder


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Most hybrid cameras use LCD but OLED screens, which are thinner and brighter outdoors. The electronic viewfinder shows you what you are shooting. Many hybrid cameras come with two viewfinders which give you the authenticity of shooting through a DSLR.

5. Cost

Finding your perfect camera takes quite a lot of work. With a wide range of price points and features to choose from, you have a task at hand. But our suggestion is, don’t worry about the price so much unless you have all your requirements in place and have a couple of options to choose from, that is when the cost should play its part. If you’re just getting into photography, don’t go for a high-end model, a mid-range one would work just as well. If you are a pro looking for a new camera to buy, then there are high-end models which offer various features such as splash proof, water proof,  dust-resistant body,  fast shutter speed for action shots, Wi-Fi and tilting touch-screen LCD viewfinder.


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In the end, buying a camera is a very personal choice and has everything to do with your requirement. But to make things easier for you, you could choose from our selection of the most recommended cameras:


Christmas is better with Bengaluru Duty Free

The anticipation of Christmas always goes hand in hand with choosing gifts for your loved ones. Christmas gifts are a favourite tradition of many families and they don’t just create a holiday mood, but also help in expressing your gratitude and love to people that are important to you. We at Bengaluru Duty Free pursue the Christmas spirit earnestly and certainly believe and support the concept of gifting. Here a few stocking stuffing ideas.


  1.   Johnnie Walker Black Label

Everyone loves a bottle of one of the finest Scotch blends there is – Johnnie Walker Black Label. Whether it’s the smooth texture or the fact that it is created using Whiskies from all four corners of Scotland, it is a splendid gifting option for winter. What better time than Christmas to present your dad or uncle with the fabulous Black Label? Get it here:



  1.   Chivas Regal Extra

As the name suggests, this Single Malt by Chivas Regal is extra special, mainly because of the higher proportion of Sherry cask-matured with a phenomenal blend of dark fruits, rich chocolate and a hint of spice. The result is brilliant to say the least and makes it an extra remarkable gift this Christmas for your favourite man! Order beforehand:



  1.  Baileys Irish Cream

A mind-blowing fusion of the finest premium Irish Whiskey with cream-based liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream is beyond delicious. Let your loved ones indulge in the flavourful delight of this liqueur after a good festive meal. Get this awesome Christmas gift at our store. Buy here:


  1.   Lindt Assorted Pralines

When you combine the silky sensation of pralines with the richness of chocolate you get what is probably the best present this Christmas. Whether it’s for kids or adults this is the ultimate gifting choice for any age group. Pre order:


  1.   Swiss Dream 3 Nuts

This chocolate stands out due to the different varieties of nuts in it. Milk chocolates embedded with flakes and whole nuts make this a great gift to sweeten Christmas celebrations. Buy it here:



  1. Al Nassma Chocolates

Why not make this Christmas different with the scrumptiousness of these exotic Camel milk chocolates. We are sure you will not be forgotten for introducing your friends to a new chocolate eating experience. Pre order now:



  1.  Issey Miyake Nuit D’issey

This rare composition of a woody, spicy scent with a leather backbone, perfectly rounded off with a hint of sweetness, is the ideal gift for men of all ages. It makes an exceptional present for Christmas. Get it now:



  1. Calvin Klein One

This clean and contemporary fragrance by Calvin Klein is a sensual scent that is best suited for both men and women. There isn’t an overpowering floral or fruity aroma rather refreshing green tea notes which is reminiscent of Summer even during the Winter. This will please your loved ones this Christmas. Buy now:



  1. My Burberry

A delightful scent that is an epitome of supreme craftsmanship, lingering with fresh notes, this one is one for keeps. It also makes an excellent Christmas present for the women in your lives. Order first:




Check out our website for a wide selection of gifting options that suit your budget. Have a Merry Christmas!

A December To Remember

December, being the last month of the year outlines the culmination of all dreams, goals and new year resolutions for most people. It’s that time of the year when people look back into their lives and think of ways to change themselves in the following year. It is the month that provokes some form of reminiscence and reflecting back.

At Bengaluru Duty Free, we honour this month with the best deals and exclusive offers on products as well as brands across the world. Check out some of these hot deals that will certainly make it a December to Remember.

  • Shop for $78 and get a chance to win a Kawasaki Ninja

What can be more unforgettable than winning a Kawasaki Ninja on a purchase of $78 only! This offer is valid on a large selection of liquor. Ranging from the all-time favourite by Chivas Regal to a few from the Glenlivet cabinet as well as the Absolut Five, all these are a part of the most exciting offers this year and are bound to make your Christmas memorable. Like we said, it is going to be a December to Remember.




  • Buy 2 bottles of Glenmorangie Original 10 YO to save $8 and get a travel bag free

A sip of the Glenmorangie Original will take you on a pursuit of perfection. We’re not saying you’ve not had something better but you’ve never had it at a better time. We give you every reason to celebrate with this splendid offer on one of the finest Single Malts there is. If this doesn’t set the Christmas vibe, then nothing will.




  • Spend $75 on the Johnnie Walker portfolio and get a free gift or 10% off

We are determined on making this a memorable month with a wonderful surprise in store from the Johnnie Walker portfolio. Get a free gift or save 10%. The offer is applicable only on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Double Black, Johnnie Walker Double Black Shadow Pack, Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, Johnnie Walker Explorers Club Collection The Spice Road and the Johnnie Walker The Adventurer. But we assure you that this limited selection will not limit you from indulging in shopping this Christmas.




  • Buy Chivas Regal 12 YO with Chivas Regal Extra and save $13

Here’s a combo you need to get your hands on! A Chivas Regal 12 year old and Chivas Regal Extra will set the Christmas mood just right. Get assured saving of $13 which is sure to make it an indelible shopping experience.




  • Buy 4 Swiss Dream Chocolate Bars and save $4

Put these on your Christmas shopping list. You can save $4 on purchase of 4 Swiss Dream bars! One scrumptious chocolate for every kid in the family.




  • Buy 2 Lindt Assorted Pralines and get 25% off and a Tetron bag free

You can embark on a gastronomical adventure with these gourmet chocolates and have a truly merry Christmas. With every bite, there is a silky aftertaste and the richness of genuine chocolate. In addition you can avail 25% off and get a Tetron bag free.

Have a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you safe travels and don’t forget to come home and shop at

Places to visit this Winter Vacation

Is Winter that time of the year where you dread getting out of the house because of the bone-chilling temperature? Is it also that time where you get into a monotonous routine of curling up in your blanket, sipping on tea and binging on comfort food while trying to warm the dampness of your bed? If your answer to all these questions was yes, fret not, we have just the solution for you. You need not spend your Winter vacation in bed, you can travel to any of these exciting destinations that will most certainly warm you up this Winter:

  1. Relaxing at a beach in South Africa


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For some strange reason, during the colder months, most of us fantasize about hitting a beach somewhere in a remote land. Guess what, you can convert these dreams into reality this Winter by sunbathing at one of the clean, white sand beaches in Cape Town, South Africa. There are quite a few spots in South Africa that will take you back to the Summers and have you escape the dreaded cold weather.

  1.    Mountain climbing in Australia


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There are more than just a couple of reasons why Australia is our favourite spot for the Winter. One – when the Winter is hitting the Northern hemisphere, things are heating up down under. Second – Australia is also home to dense forests, lush gardens and dozens of hiking trails. If you have adventure in your blood, then you must climb up to one of the many sandstone formations. If you’re not much of a hiker, don’t worry, there are also cable cars for the vertigo-stricken.

  1.   Sea-cruising through Greece


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Something absolutely mind-blowing about Greece are perhaps the tiny Greek isles that are breathtakingly alluring. You can hit the beach and have a mini picnic or you could cruise through the beauty of the multiple beaches and islands that are part of the Greek bounty and the Greek food will also leave you with a genuine Summer feeling.

  1.   Tango Dancing in Argentina


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You can immerse yourself in any of the various attractions in Argentina but our special recommendation is that you visit Argentina and learn the sensual Tango dance from one of the milongas (a centre for Tango learning and dancing) or you can just stroll through the sidewalk and find some enthusiastic dancers displaying their Tango skills.

  1.  Hiking in Costa Rica


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A place with true diversity when it comes to having a variety of terrains is without a doubt, Costa Rica!  From vibrant rainforests, diverse wildlife, clean beaches and an easy going culture. Everything about Costa Rica screams “Vacation” and if you visit this destination you’ll know why. If it is adventure you seek, hiking through these dense rain forests will give you a taste of it.

  1.   Exploring temples in Cambodia


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If you are fascinated by historical monuments and temples with an intriguing mythological background, then Cambodia is the place for you this Winter. You could pay a visit to the largest temple complex in the world, Angkor Wat or take a trip to the biosphere reserve that is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. There is a lot to do in Cambodia if you’re a real explorer.

On your way back to Bengaluru, don’t forget to drop by at our Duty Free store to end your vacation with some savings. You can also log on to to pre order.