Depending on your knowledge of cameras and maybe even your experience of digital photography and choosing a camera to fit your needs, you want to think about the type of camera that will suit your needs and creativity. You don’t want to jump into an expensive SLR camera if your creativity is centered at a point and shoot level. I keep a point and shoot camera around just in case I need to shoot a quick digital photo. Most of the time I have my SLR camera with me, but the point and shoot camera is handy when I don’t.
The camera comes with all of its parts and pieces in a nice overwrap box. Inside there is the regular camera and lens box plus the bonus pieces individually packaged but loose in the box. The HDMI cable is stout feeling and is labeled as “Belkin”. The EW-73B hood and the extra LP-E6 battery are in Canon’s standard packaging.
Megapixels. Every body seems to think that the more megapixels the camera has, then the better the photo that can be taken. Generally that’s true if the sensor is large enough and the lens is good quality one… Most compact cameras have a sensor size of 1/2.3″ which really isn’t enough in low light conditions, The higher end cameras, costing quite a bit more, have sensors that are 1/1.7″. They invariably don’t have the zoom capability some of the smaller sensor cameras have, but they do perform better in low light conditions and you can achieve some depth of field with them.
The first of the large segments is the Family Camera group. A Family Camera is probably the “Jack of all trades” in photography. This camera is expected to cover a wide variety of situations and in general ease of use is as important as quality pictures. A Family Camera is always a more traditional compact camera design; it looks like it could slip into almost any pocket or purse.
If you are looking for compact, versatility, and ruggedness, then you might want to look at the COOLPIX AW100, with 16.0 Megapixels / 5x Zoom. This camera can go just about anywhere you go. If you want to go diving, this camera can go to a depth of 30 feet. If you want to go skiing, this camera can go to temperatures as low as 17 degrees F.
What best 360 camera is the easiest to use?…There would be very few cameras that don’t have a “full auto” mode that allows the photographer to simply point and shoot. But ease of use extends far beyond that. Think about the ergonomics (how the camera fits your hands), the use of the menu and how it is structured. Can you change quickly and easily from one shooting style to another?…that kind of thing.
If buying used is considered, a trip to ebay.com might be the ticket. Just be sure to know the seller (follow your gut) and trust that what they are saying is the truth about what they are selling. Buyer beware.
If the scene falls outside of these boundaries… -You have to accept a less than ideal result. Which you will understand what it will look like as you will have performed this test. -You can change the lighting by using repositioning, reflectors, or flash to manipulate the dynamic range of the scene. -Or use HDR techniques to take multiple frames varying the exposure for the problem areas, and combine the frames in post production.