Buying checklist needed
by iem2005 - 12/15/05 2:10 PM
i've searched this forum to see if there was a checklist for a little better than average camera. there are so many features, i'd like to know which ones really make the camera perform well. i hope this makes sense.
things that i am interested in are what features i should look for
- low light
- are AA battery cameras as good in terms of # of pictures you can take to proprietary batteries
- what accessories should i buy when i first get the camera besides a memory card. for example, when i bought my camcorder, people said that i should buy a uv filter to keep the lens from getting scratch.
- i know nothing about f stop, but i see it in reviews, but i don't know how to tell if one models f stop is better than another model
- is one type of memory card (sd versus compact flash for example) better than another
- how important is raw and tiff support? i know they are file formats, but much past that, i'm lost
- hot shoe. i have this on my camcorder and am interested to know how much this is used on a camera. i've been paying attention to people in the street that are using cameras, but so far i haven't see anyone using this feature. yes, i know that isn't a good survey, so i'd like input from the experts here
- are there any problems with the movie format being something other than avi. this seems to be popular.
- how important is it to have histogram? i'm not sure what it is, just that the canon models that i've read reviews of, say canon doesn't have this feature.
any help would be greatly appreciated helping me put together this checklist.