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:


Bring your holiday pictures to life with these sensational cameras

Be it an exotic holiday trip or just a lazy day in your backyard, summers are all about family, friends and fun. The one constant companion you absolutely need to have is a camera, to capture those magical moments and relive the fun times over and over again! So right at the start of the season, we bring you a range of stunning cameras that deserve to be tagging along with you, cause they get you addicted… the good kind of addicted.

1. Nikon Digital Camera D3100 KIT

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Key Features:

  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 3.0″ LCD monitor
  • Image sensor cleaning
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • HD movies (1080p, 720p or WVGA)
  • Image formats: JPEG and NEF (Nikon’s RAW, 12 bit compressed)


Storming the market with its brilliant features, this entry level DSLR maybe just be your dream come true. With a very attractive design, the D3100 is built around a 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and is the first Nikon DSLR offering film capture in 1920×1080. Capturing stunning images becomes a cakewalk with its user friendly guide mode. Absolutely anyone can use this DSLR efficiently, since it does more that half the work for you already. All you need to do is to find that Capture button and click! So don’t wait anymore, pre order your own kit at an offer price of $415, only at the Bengaluru Duty Free Store, at

2. Nikon Digital Camera L820

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Key Features:

  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 3.0″ LCD monitor
  • ISO 125 – 3200
  • HD movies (1080p with stereo sound)
  • 30x Optical Zoom

The extremely user friendly High Zoom digital compact camera, has a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor. It has a very good low light performance, meaning your pictures dazzle even without a good lighting. For those that are new to photography, there is the Auto mode that takes care of everything, including image stabilisation and mode selection. All this and so much more make this a perfect and handy solution to your photography fantasies. Pre order your very own at an amazing offer price of $225 at, at the Bengaluru Duty Free Store.

3. Nikon Digital Camera D5200 KIT 18-55VR

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Key Features:

  • 24.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • EXPEED 3 processing engine
  • 3.0″ LCD monitor
  • ISO 100-6400
  • HD movies (1080p with stereo sound)
  • Image formats: JPEG and NEF (Nikon’s RAW)

Another marvel from Nikon, this beauty will take you to thrilling heights of stunning photography. With features like this in your hands, no shot can go wrong. It’s impeccable tracking and stabilizing lens makes it useful for those looking to try a hand at sports photography as well. You don’t even need to make sure there is proper lighting since the white balance and improved light metering take care of that as well. Basically, the Nikon D5200 in an all in one package that makes you an almost professional with the first capture itself. Don’t wait before you pre order one for yourself at a spectacular offer price of $594 from The Bengaluru Duty Free Store. Head to

4. Nikon Digital Camera S3600

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Key Features:

  • 20.1 megapixel CCD sensor
  • EXPEED C2 processing engine
  • 2.7” TFT LCD Display
  • ISO 80-1600 (ISO 3200 available when using Auto mode)
  • HD movies (720p)
  • Image formats: JPEG
  • 8x Optical Zoom

Some great things come in small packages and this is the perfect way to describe this little stunner. If you aren’t a big fan of carrying the hefty DSLRs but would prefer to have DSRL quality pictures all the same, you have come to the right place. The features include an all inclusive Auto mode, a fabulous Retouch option which allows you to remove blemishes and make your pictures more pretty on the camera itself, among many others. It is incredibly easy to use so you won’t have a tough time getting used to it. Pre order your piece at $103, from The Bengaluru Duty Free Store. Head to now.

5. Sony Camera DSC W810

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Key Features:

  • 20.1 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 2.7” TFT LCD Display
  • ISO 100-3200
  • HD movies (720p)
  • Image formats: JPEG
  • 6x Optical Zoom


This lightweight camera is a perfect partner for your business or pleasure trips as well as for those bouts of photography cravings that you suffer from. The intelligent Auto and brilliant Panoramic View modes let you experiment with your environment. There are other fabulous features like the White Balance modes and different Shooting modes. the best part about the camera is that you get amazing clicks with almost no effort, since it has image stabilization and motion capture features as well. The high resolution 20.1 megapixels paired with a versatile x6 zoom lens lets you have sharper images. Get this beauty for yourself at an incredible offer price of $113, at the Bengaluru Duty Free Store now. Head to