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CAMERA : Overview of Features to Consider When Buying

Pictures are important. They capture life’s magical moments including special occasions, people and places that form our memories. And, now with the camera functionality integrated into smartphones, picture taking has become a bigger part of our collective culture – using social media.

But, if you want more functionality and greater photo quality, there are many digital options from which to choose. Here’s some help from the Synchrony HOME™ credit card to guide your decision-making process.

A good place to start is to define your budget. Like any important purchase, consider buying the best you can afford since you’ll be living with your selection for years to come. A Synchrony HOME™ credit card can help you purchase the camera you want and need – with convenient monthly payments.

Visit www.mysynchrony.com/welcomehome to apply before you shop.

Second, narrow your search from basics to advanced.

Point and Shoot cameras ($100 - $500) offer the convenience of a smartphone (portability, small size, ease of use, quick photo-taking access) at an affordable price. If you want Super Zoom or Waterproof options in the point and shoot category, these are available as well. Many of these devices do offer zoom and lighting control options as well as photo editing features.

Advanced Interchangeable Lens Cameras

If you are an aspiring photographer and want more control (and willing to compromise a bit on fast access and convenience), there are a variety of SLR cameras ($300 to $2,700), which offer large image sensors for higher quality images. They are more expensive, bulkier and heavier.

After defining your budget and selecting your category, now visit a retailer and take a hands-on look - from the camera size and control options and more – to see which one fits you, your photography goals and your lifestyle the very best. And, don’t forget a case to protect your investment! Say cheese!

Additional Reading



  1. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cameras/buying-guide/index.htm
  2. https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/digital-camera-buying-guidedslr-vs-point-and-shoot/


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