Even if you’ve got the latest, most amazing phone, there’s a chance that the camera it uses, pales in comparison to the quality you’d be able to get from a standalone camera. As the quality of mobile phone camera’s has been rising, so has the quality of standalone camera’s. If you’ve not used one recently, you’ll be shocked to see how good they are.

Investing in a good camera can be one of the best things you do, if you’re looking to go on holiday. You’ll need an amazing camera, so that you’re able to jog those amazing holiday memories when your brain gets a little hazy. Though how should you go about buying a spectacular camera, even if you’re on a budget?

Ask a Friend

If you’re like most people, you most likely have a friend who knows everything there is to know about technology. With cameras being ever more technological these days, your geeky, but loveable friend, is more than likely going to be able to guide you in the right direction. They might even have a camera you can check out, giving you a chance to experience its quality first hand. Ask them what cameras should be demanding your attention, and which ones you should consider buying. Find out what makes a camera good, and what is just a bit of hype that you can easily do without.

Visit Your Local Store

If your technology savvy friend is nowhere to be seen, the next best step is to visit your local electronics store. With camera’s being in demand as much as they are nowadays, you’ll be able to find someone at the store, who can teach you what you need to know. Have a list of questions prepared, but also trial each of the camera’s, testing each of them out, judging them on their quality, or even how much the weigh.

Read Reviews

It’s also a good idea to check out the internet, and read some reviews. Many of the websites that sell cameras, often have a section on them where people are able to leave reviews, based on their purchase. If you think you’ve found a great camera, read these reviews before you consider buying, looking for any common themes that could suggest the camera you’ve come to love, might not be a good idea after all.

Shop Around

Whilst you’re on the internet, it’s often a good idea to shop around to, and visit various websites, as your camera need not cost as much as those Israel flights that will take you abroad in the first place!

Buy a Good Case

If you’re going on holiday, you’re probably going to be travelling and moving around a lot with your camera. It’s therefore important that you invest in a good case. This can be easily done, as you just need to make sure it’s well padded and secured, so nothing gets damaged whilst you’re on the go.

Make Sure It’s Insured

Before you head out on your holiday, make sure that you cover your camera against any potential risks when it comes to damage, theft or loss. This is relatively easy to do, and can save you the heartache associated with having to fork out any extra money, should you need to get your camera repaired, or buy another one if you were the victim of theft.

Your Very Own Kodak Moment ?

No matter how much you love your phone, the camera it has will probably never be able to compete with the quality you could get from a standalone camera. Knowing how to buy the right camera though can be tough, especially if the last time you bought one was several years ago.

Never mind though, as you can easily find a great camera by asking others for a bit of advice, and reading online as to what’s best. Your only challenge now, is figuring out how you can become the next Annie Leibovitz, and be recognised for you super holiday snaps!