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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.
Nikon makes some cameras for underwater use while others are better equipped to handle extremes in weather.