Top 10 Basic Digital Camera Accessories
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
March 31, 2011
Filed Under Tech and Electronics
Contributed by Marnley Rodriguez, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Photographs are not only a way of communication, but a way to relive the past: trips taken, food eaten and people loved.
Not only will you need a Camera, but these basic accessories will come in handy whenever you capture a moment in time.
Here is my list of the top ten basic camera accessories. Nothing fancy, nothing crazy, just the things that you MUST have to be head out with your camera and get some really good shots.
10. Digital Camera Case
Protecting your investment is a great accessory! Choose an attractive, practical camera case. Not only will your camera be protected, but you’ll feel more at ease when it’s at the bottom of your backpack!
9. Memory Card + WI-FI
Store and automatically upload your photos with this great camera memory card. Using it with a card reader will allow you to download or print photos without using cables, too.
8. Tripod and Support
With a digital camera tripod, shaky hands a thing of the past and your videos will have a clearer, more precise picture.
7. Utility Backpack
If you’re traveling to exotic destinations, there’s no better way to carry your gear then on your back. The balanced weight will be comfortable and won’t disturb your picture taking. And you’ll have all the lenses, filters, and other accessories you need close at hand instead of back in the car!
Because without them, fully charged, the pictures would be just an idea. Don’t forget the digital camera batteries, the extra batteries, and for extra credit, the rechargeable batteries.
5. Waterproof Camera Case
Some of the very best photos happen around water – on the beach, at the pool, in the rain. But unless you have a special waterproof camera, you’ll probably miss all of them. That is, unless you get this simple waterproof camera case that protects your camera and still lets you take great photos at the pool, on the beach, in the splash zone at Sea World or even in the rain forest!
4. Camera lens filters
The right camera filters can make all the difference in the world in your final photos. Sure, you can photoshop the heck out of your digital images, but manipulating photos is not substitute for capturing the picture the right way to start.
Choose filters to deal with color saturation, lighting, glare or to add special effects.
3. Extra Storage
No matter how large your camera’s storage may be, I guarantee you will run into a time when you run out of installed memory. That’s where a removable storage card comes into play. Keeping a couple of these tiny and extremely affordable cards in your camera case means you’ll never miss that last shot of your daughter’s dance recital, that mind-blowing sunset or that incredible trick your dog just did for lack of camera memory.
2. Stereo microphone
Today’s digital cameras can do a great job when it comes to capturing video. But the experience falls apart when it comes to sound. Those tiny cameras just can’t cut it when it comes to recording clear, crisp sound. That’s where the stereo microphone digital camera accessory comes in. Just attach this lightweight microphone to your camera, and you’ll capture nature sounds, music, laughter or words perfectly.
1. Photo Printer
Because eventually you’ll want all these amazing pictures in print, a photo printer will come in handy and you’ll be able to adjust all the variables from the comfort of home instead of at that sooooo slow printer kiosk at the local grocery store.
Simply said “A picture is worth a thousand words”, so make them the best words you can!