Finding a Good Digital Camera Value
Don Wiegel, CUGG
began by looking for web sites that review digital
cameras regularly. I searched for “digital camera
reviews” in my favorite
search engine. Several of the useful results included Digital Camera News and
Reviews, CNET Reviews, and PC
sites were useful because they regularly review cameras and allow you
reviews by top ratings and editors choices. Another helpful feature of
sites are pricing information from several web retailers so that you
to narrow down you options by comparing “highly
rated” vs. “price”.
After creating a short list of 10 highly rated cameras in the right price range, I further narrowed the list by looking for preferable features such as image stabilization, highest optical zoom (ignore digital zoom) memory card type, and screen size.
Finally, I read multiple reviews from several of the review sites to determine the 3 camera short list that was given to my friend. Links to the reviews were included so that he may make the final choice.
The steps in this practical guide would also apply to other electronics such as digital video cameras, computers, and digital music players.