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Buying a Digital Camera

More Control May Cost You

SUMMARY: To set manual exposure, you might need a more-expensive camera.

While less-expensive digital cameras are great for beginners and even for experienced users, you may have to pay a little more to get full control over your photos. By "full control", I mean the ability to modify both your shutter and aperture speeds at the same time, also while being able to adjust ISO sensitivity.

Cheaper digital cameras may only let you modify the shutter speed or aperture, not both at once. Granted, with most photography these priority modes should work fine, but in very difficult lighting situations you may need the ability to override your digital camera's calculations.

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