Every year, more and more cameras are being produced by different camera manufacturers. They differ in design, features and a lot more which makes buying a new digital camera confusing especially for the non-techie.

Don't fret, though. We have provided you with a list of some things you have to look out for when buying a digital camera. Read them below.

1. How many megapixels do you really need?

More advanced cameras come packed with more pixels. But before shelling out tons of money for that gazillion megapixel camera, keep in mind that there are other factors that have to be considered when buying a camera.

Besides, a study showed that people, even experts, cannot see the difference between the prints of pictures taken by 5 and 10-megapixel cameras.

2. How much memory do you need? Are you the type of person who prefers to store your images on your camera instead of your computer? If that's the case, then you need to buy a memory with a larger capacity for your camera. It's also the case if you're a professional photographer using a digital SLR since cameras of this type use up more memory to store high-quality pictures.

3. Batteries are the lifeline of your camera.

Therefore, when you buy a digital camera, you should make sure that a back up battery can be found easily just in case you run out of juice (which always happens when you least expect it).

You should consider buying rechargeable batteries since they save a lot of money than buying the single-use variety.