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Canon PowerShot A3500 IS Camera with Wi-Fi – Black (16MP, 28mm Wide Angle, 5x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

This is a really great little camera. Canon is very reliable with image quality and, with 16 megapixels, you can’t go wrong. You’ll be able to print out your photographs at large sizes with excellent quality. There’s also a bunch of great features. The image stabilization will keep your images shake free. This camera also amazingly connects to WiFi for immediate sharing of photographs and tagging with GPS location. There are also 32 automatic point and shoot modes, set the camera to smart auto and it works out which one is best and selects it for you. So easy! There are also some fun image modes such as fish eye, monochrome and super vivid. Find Out More...

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Canon EOS 1100D Digital SLR Camera (With 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC III Lens Kit)

This camera is an excellent introduction to Digital SLR photography. The kit lens will get you started, and of course you can update the lens later when you need to. You can also film HD movies with stereo sound, dynamic image stabilisation and HDMI. The image quality in video is excellent and you can get started on filming movies, home videos and more. It comes with clever features like Creative Auto and Basic+ which allow you to manually adjust image settings without having to take full control or get bogged down with the complicated parts of photography. The in-camera feature guide will help you as you learn about the different modes and features – ideal for beginner SLR photographers. Conclusion This camera is a great buy for someone new to DSLR photography. The price is excellent and so is...

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What is aperture?

Aperture is the hole through which light travels into the camera. It sits behind the lens and in front of the sensor. As you can see in this picture, the hole is created by lots of shutters. This enables the size of the hole to change. When the hole is larger, more light passes onto the sensor, and vice versa. Somewhat confusingly, a large aperture has a number like f/2.8 and a small aperture has a number like f/22. What does aperture affect? In low light situations, we need to use a wide aperture, like f/2.8. This will enable lots of light to get into the sensor. However, it also reduces the depth of field, meaning less of the photograph will be in focus. When we use a narrow aperture, like f/22, lots of the photograph can be in focus, from the foreground...

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