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Customer Review

on 28 January 2011
I got to start by saying I didn't purchase this camera from Amazon
But I have purchased this camera and for some reason I was sent a link to review this product
So here is My review
Despite people thinking that Digital SLR cameras are expensive, complicated and difficult to use
This camera is suprisingly easy to use and about the same price as a good quality compact digital camera
many compact cameras suffer from shutter lag
( where you press the button but the camera takes the picture a moment later and you miss the action )
But digital SLR cameras have No shutter lag

Regerdless of what camera you get or where you get it
don't fall into the trap of believing that More Pixels means better quality pictures
More Pixels only means bigger pictures
Picture Qualiy is not determined by the total number of pixels but by the number of Pixels Per Inch / CM
You can get the same quality pictures from a camera with 1.3 megapixels
as you can from a camera with 12 megapixels
but the camera with 1.3 megapicels will only give you postcard size pictures
Just remember you can reduce the size of a picture from a 13 megapixel camera without loosing quality
But you can Not increase the size of a picture from a 1.3 megapixel camera without loosing quality

Another trap that people fall into is thinking a big Zoom means a good quality camera
But many compact cameras have a small Optical zoom and a large Digital zoom
Optical zoom is the only zoom to think about when choosing your camera
With Optical zoom you can get a close up picture without redicing the quality
but with digital zoom you loose picture quality
The digital zoom on a camera works the same as increasing the size of the picture using your computer and graphics software
So do Not choose a camera because it has a big digital zoom - its pointless

If you simply want to take good quality family pictures and holiday snaps
get a cheap compact camera with 5 megapixels and 5X or 10X Optical zoom
If you are a more serious photographer or want to be more creative
Get a Digital SLR
This Olympus E-450 is one I would highly recommend
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