Wayne, I've had my digital camera for almost 2 years now, and just learned something so I thought I'd pass it along. I, too, always wanted the best, clearest pictures. On my camera you can set the quality and sharpness (or things similar). I always had them on the highest settings for the best quality pictures. On that setting I can get 78 pictures on my memory card. Well, this past weekend I ran out of picture space, but still wanted to take a few, so I deleted one or two of them, then set the quality and sharpness settings a little lower - to the second best quality, per se. Now I can get 213 pictures on the card, and the pictures are much easier to deal with on the computer. They are not as big, and cropping and saving them is much easier too. And since they aren't as big, they don't take up as much space on my hard drive. And here's the important thing, the pictures I see on the computer are just as good, if not better, than the ones that had the higher settings! So what I've learned is that the pictures are just as good on the lower settings, and they are much easier to work with on the computer.
Originally posted by wayne0214
I finally broke down and bought a digital camera yesterday. Now, I'll have to figure out how to use it! I bought one with 2.1 megapixels, and hoping that will be enough to give really sharp pictures.
If you don't know what all this means yet, hopefully you will once you figure out your camera, and hopefully your camera has the option for different settings. My camera is also a 2.1 megapixel, and I was actually thinking about getting one of the "bigger" ones because I really didn't like the way the pictures were. But instead I discovered the lower settings and not only saved myself a ton of money, but a lot of aggravation too.
Also, we are headed to Germany and Switzerland on vacation, so now I have at least 213 pictures I can take without having to spend the money on another memory card. Hope this helps because I can't wait to see pictures of your family!
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