If you have decided on your budget, have determined what type of camera you are after and why you need the camera, it is important to consider some of the other tips that will help you make the right choice after you have entered the shop for a purchase. These camera digital shopping tips include the following:
Be honest about the level of experience you have in photography – one of the common mistakes that a beginner photographer makes is underestimating or overestimating the level of experience he has. In most cases, a beginner photographer ends up buying a camera that is too powerful as well as expensive. After you have entered the shop, you can tell the sales person serving you about your experience in photography. Based on this information, the sales person will be able to suggest the right types of cameras that will be suitable for your needs. If the sales representative suggests that a point and shoot camera will be ideal for you, it is important that you listen. Once you have attained good experience in photography, you can always come back for those powerful and expensive digital cameras.
Test a few models – every model is different not only because of the way they look and feel, but also because of the features they come with. Try a few different models and select the one that is suitable for you.
Compare digital camera prices – if you have a lot of time inside the shop, make sure to compare the prices of the different digicams. You may have already narrowed your options to few models before entering the shop, so make sure that you compare the prices of these models when you are in the shop. Remember, different models come with different features and they will vary in price as well. So, compare the prices along with their features and determine which one will work best for you.
Find out information on the warranty and return policy – before you make a purchase, try to find out information about the return policy as well as the warranty. There are various stores which accept return within 14 days and there are some which accept return within 30-45 days. Learn about the different types of warranties so you can always come back to the shop if you have issues with your digital camera. Information on return policy and warranty is especially important if you are planning to buy the camera as a gift for someone.