What is point and shoot? Is it that you point at something and just shoot? Well, kind of. Point and shoot cameras are easy to use, small, and takes minimal effort, but I often get asked, what to look for when buying a point and shoot camera? I am NOT an expert, and what I am going to write right now, others might not agree.
Tip #1: Megapixel is important, but a high megapixel doesn’t mean that’s the best camera. Megapixel is important if someone wants to print a really large print such as something more than a 20″x30″. Also, if the sensor size is small in a small camera, and too many megapixel is in that sensor, it can actually lower the quality of the photos. That’s why in my opinion, 10 megapixel is more than enough.
Tip #2: Image stabilization is very important unless you use a tripod which I haven’t seen anyone using for a point and shoot camera. Image stabilization helps with stabilizing an image while the object is in motion.
Tip#3: ISO is important too. Higher ISO in a low light helps with getting a shot without using a flash. Look for a camera that has lower noise level/less grainy photos in higher ISO.
These are some basic tips that are important while making a decision. Hopefully, you’ll find these tips helpful.