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Nikon Digital Cameras

If you are thinking of taking up photography as a hobby or earning some extra money taking photos, be sure to consider Nikon cameras. There are many different choices available, so it can be very difficult to make a final decision. If you are considering a Nikon point-and-shoot or a DSLR camera, then you probably have questions.

What are the main parts of a DSLR camera?There are many parts to the body, but the main ones include:
  • Lens- These may be attached permanently or the photographer can attach them and change lenses. They let the light reach the sensor to capture the image.
  • Viewfinder or LCD screen- allows photographers to see what they are capturing in the image.
  • Shutter release- This button starts the process of taking a photo. Knowing how long it can stay open and how fast it starts is essential for capturing images
  • Aperture- This controls how much light reaches the image sensor. Lower numbers perform better in low-light conditions without a flash because they let in more light.
  • Image sensor- Converts the image to an electrical signal for storage.

What types of digital cameras does Nikon make?

Nikon makes many different types of cameras including:

  • Single lens reflex digital cameras- This choice offers photographers fully manual and automatic modes and changeable lenses.
  • Compact digital camera- Point-and-shoot options make them extremely easy to operate while most Nikon options also offer additional scene modes.
  • Bridge digital cameras- This style offers larger zooms and more options like aperture priority settings and various program modes.
  • Mirrorless interchangeable lens DSLR camera - These smaller units are very similar to SLRs, but they lack an optical viewfinder.
How do you choose a digital camera?

There are many different factors to consider when buying a Nikon digital camera including:

  • Type of camera- There are 4 basic types of digital cameras, so choose the one best fitting your needs.
  • Type of lens mounting- If you already own Nikon lenses, then you can often use the same ones on different cameras by considering the lens mounting system.
  • Sensor size- Generally, bigger ones allow photographers to enlarge photos more.
  • Zoom- Cameras with more zoom allow photographers to stay far away from the action when necessary.
  • Speed- Different camera bodies allow users to operate them faster in burst mode or they will take the initial photo more quickly.
  • Functionality- Different cameras offer different programs with some offering automatic and manual programming.
  • Screen- Generally, choices with more pixels in the screen allow photos to stay clear when enlarging. Additionally, screens tilting to different angles allows users to capture various types of images more easily.
  • Special options- Nikon makes some cameras for underwater use while others are better equipped to handle extremes in weather.