Digital cameras are great devices that have made photography simple and enjoyable to countless people. They make taking and sharing photos easier and more economical than film could ever do, but a digital camera may not be optimized as-is straight from the retail packaging. It needs to be accessorized, and this Tech Tip will take a look at five accessories worth considering for use with any digital camera.
5 Most important Digital Camera Accessories
Most cameras are sold with either a removable flash memory card included, or an onboard memory chip, for storing the images the camera takes. The problem is that the included memory may not be the best for many practical uses, and will need to be upgraded by the end user immediately.
A card reader may be just the accessory to consider for use with the new, high-capacity flash memory card you picked up with your digital camera. These devices can either be installed internally or externally to your computer, and provide a convenient way to get the files off of all the common flash memory formats used in cameras, digital audio players, and PDAs.
Many cameras come with rechargeable batteries included, which can make life much easier (and less expensive). Cameras can drain batteries quickly thanks to the larger, color LCD screens that they now need to power, as well as the flash and the other usual functions.
Protecting your cameras should be of some importance considering their cost and somewhat delicate nature. Although most cameras are sold with some sort of case, many aren’t much more than a form-fitting piece of vinyl, perhaps with a bit of felt backing if you’re lucky.
Not all tripods are huge contraptions you would expect professional photographers to carry , as there are miniature tripods that may be just as useful and easier to carry as well.