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So, let’s continue with our quest of picking out the right digital camera, okay?
You went to the store, you picked up the camera, held it in your hands and you liked the feel. Have you checked out what others are saying about the camera.
How are the reviews?
One of the problems I’ve found with buying cameras, is I have a brand I’m particularly loyal to. The lenses of my previous cameras are still compatible with the newer products on the line. But these cameras they’re releasing haven’t hit the market yet.
There is an alternative, and you should try it whether the camera you have is out or not. Google the specific camera you are looking at, but look for web pages based on comparisons of similar models.
These cameras are also pre-released to a lucky select few, and they get to take them out and run them through the paces. Sometimes this will include a short piece on Youtube of the testing conditions, (someone’s neighborhood at night for low light photography, the track for High-speed pics, etc.), with examples of the images captured. Sounds exciting doesn’t it? “Hey Marge, I caught one, you know, one of them thar picture thangs.”
For example, Steve was asking about the Sony A55 D-SLR, it looks like an amazing camera according to the specifications chart.
One of the places I like to go, where they run the camera through all of its paces is Digital Photgraphy Magazine, out of the UK. Their take on the A-55 is here. I’ve linked to the conclusion page, because I’m a dessert before dinner kind of a guy.
One of the nice things is they also allow for comparisons on theer review page, you can turn the side-by-side comparisons on or off.
As much as I like the folks at DP, though. I hardly ever rely on any single review of a product. I’ll compare similar pages of technical stuff and hands on reviews for a more averaged view of the camera.
Hope some of this helped.