The sun is blooming overhead with reflecting on grass blades, sand and sea and also on your sunglasses. Like kids are on the high and planning for adventurous vocational activities, you might be busy planning on essentials of family vacations like flights, accommodations, car rental, travel insurance, sunscreen (of course) etc. But among all these, travel digital photography that capture pictures and transform into enduring memories is equally is also an essential of vacations and should not take the backseat. If you are buying a simple point and shoot camera before heading for that highly awaited family vacation, make sure you look beyond megapixel count, extra long optical zoom, high-definition movie shooting capabilities to delve into deeper and take account of other features. Especially those smart features that get you correct accidental red-eye reflections, blurred images, take pictures under poor light conditions, wide-stretch view and add creative punches to your photos. Following are the top camera features your snapper must be equipped with to be family vacation ready.
Creative filters Â
Creative filters are a must have among those camera features that enable you take extraordinary shots. You can apply these filter effects to both still images and movie recording. And they are easy to apply that you do not need to manually adjust color and contrast for attaining effects, prior to every click and shooting session. Look for filter effects like cross screen, painting, fisheye, miniature effect, selective and soft color option, toy-camera effects, high-contrast monochrome, poster effects, low key, soft and high key, sepia etc.
Scene modes are readily available on cameras for shooting both still images and recording movies. These shooting modes cut off tedious and complicated efforts to take different modes of photos with automatic adjustment of light and contrast. The more shooting modes you find, easier and faster it is for you to photograph family vacation images and videos. Common scene modes for still images are portrait, landscape, low light, backlight, candle light, foliage, beach, fireworks, snow, long shutter, sports, indoor, night portrait, sunset, dusk Close-up, kids and pets, food, panorama etc. Shooting modes for recording movies are slow motion, super slow movie, miniature effects etc.
Red-eye and blink detection
Red-eye correction, red-eye reduction or removal are those camera features that save those imperfect shots taken under heavy flash as it often glare upon human retina and cause eyes to either blink or produce red-eye. You can always go back to photo editing mode and correct, but with these features you can actually prevent blinks and red-eye flaws in the first place.
To capture best family vacation photos and videos, your point and shoot snapper must also include other smart camera features like self-timer to take a group shot with you without asking strangers to click you, support for wide range of memory cards such as SD memory card, SDXC memory card, SDHC memory card, multimedia card, MMC plus cards tec., to load greater quantity of memories, HDMI output, stereo audio output etc. With these camera features available on your family vacation snapper â€“ all you need is to just point and shoot, and take memories home to share!