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Digital Camera Introduction

Article: Mirrorless VS SLR cameras. The choice is yours.

The digital camera has become an essential tool for publishing today.  Digital camera performance has improved dramatically in the past 5 years. Amazingly, prices have dropped at the same time. Shooting a 3 or 4-year old camera is like typing on a manual typewriter compared to the new and improved models.

One of the myths of digital quality focuses on the megapixel size of the CCD recording chip in the camera. For publication use 9 mp camera is more than satisfactory. Several 20 mp cameras selling for under $300 are available this fall. Do not fall into the trap of “the more is better” race. Current larger files far surpass the needs for press reproduction. The files fill memory cards quickly and will bog down file transfer speed in editing and image storage applications. Worse yet, the images may not be any better.

Pricing
All cameras are priced in Special School Ready Kits.  Many suppliers leave out important components.  The camera will function out of the box alone in most cases, but many are supplied without memory cards, with inefficient batteries, connecting cables and most without camera cases or critical maintenance items.  These are included in Jostens kit.  Contents vary by camera model as only the essential missing items are added. More cameras are shipping with USB connectors to charge the batteries inside the camera. This is very inefficient for school use. We are adding external chargers to cameras when it is practical to do so. Many camera outfits include two batteries.

 

Choose A Brand

Canon
Point and Shoot
DSLRs
Mirrorless SLR Type

FujiFilm
Point and Shoot
Mirrorless SLR Type
Medium Format

GoPro / Action Cams

Nikon
Point and Shoot
DSLRs
Mirrorless SLR Type

Olympus
Point and Shoot
Mirrorless SLR Type

Panasonic
Point and Shoot
Mirrorless SLR Type

Sony
Point and Shoot
Mirrorless SLR Type

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