Before you visit a
pawnbroker to purchase a camera, it is important to do some research. There are many
variables to consider, and you should only work with an experienced pawn
shop that carries exactly what you want. Keep reading to learn how to
avoid common camera buying mistakes, including emphasizing the pixel number,
ignoring sensor size, and forgetting to undertake lens research.
Emphasizing Pixel Number
When you visit a pawn shop to look at cameras, it can be tempting to focus
exclusively on pixel count. While it may seem like the highest pixel count
will produce the best pictures, an experienced pawn broker advises clients
to never rely on just this number. If you are concerned about the quality
of your photographs, you need to have both a high pixel number and a large sensor.
Ignoring Sensor Size
When it comes to electronics buying, cameras are in a class of their own.
The camera sensor is a key element of picture-taking, and it is a mistake
to ignore the size of your camera’s sensor. If you are a professional
photographer, you will likely need a camera with a full-frame sensor or
a high-end APS sensor. For at-home use, you may want to consider a DSLR
or CSC that uses a large sensor. If you are planning on shooting video
as well, your sensor is especially important.
Forgetting Lens Research
Even if you are not experienced with electronics buying, you likely know
that sharper lenses produce better camera pictures. If the camera you
buy from a pawn shop does not come with a kit lens or you prefer a sharper
image, you may want to consider researching and purchasing pricier lenses.
If you are in the market for a new camera and live in New York City, Brooklyn,
Queens, Long Island, or the Bronx, check out the inventory at
Gem Pawnbrokers. Our pawn shops are committed to delivering the highest quality cameras
and electronics to our customers, and we are one of the largest pawnbrokers
in NYC. Call us at (718) 596-5626 to find out more.