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I have an interview at Best Buy tomorrow and would like to come prepared with info and specs that are most pertinent when it comes to purchasing a camera.

What specs do you guys look for and what do you consider must know knowledge?

I know some things and not sure about specific models that shutter speed is important for fast moving targets and that cameras sensors seem to help determine this. I know megapixels seem to have higher picture resolutions the higher the number.

Any info or specs or even specific models and why would be a great help! Thanks!
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this is what i look at when i am going to buy my next camera..

sensor size, dynamic range, 14bit color, burst rate, # of PD-AF points, cross type or single type AF points, operational f stop of AF sensors, memory card (single or dual) and (CF or SD), size of optical viewfinder or resolution/response rate of EVF, and max buffer size in raw and jpg.
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i hear they are in the process of training their employees to be much more knowledgeable than what they have normally had in the past. so odds are if you have a basic understanding you are already better off than most people and you can hope that they will just help you expand on your knowledge.

i would say what mz-n10 said is about the most you would want to be able to know for that job. if you know tooooo much about cameras they may not want to hire you because it might cost too much if you have any type of expertise. dont hold what i said as fact but just what i would assume for a company like that.
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just remember that more mega pixels arent necessarily better. on cameras that claim 12-14 or whatever they are at now, can easily be compared to cameras with 8-10. Much of it has to do with the amount of light that passes through the lense. Also Nikon and cannon are typically the better of the camera brands, the important thing is to make sure you ask the customer if they will be taking photos to print out on normal 4x6 or 5x7, or plan on poster size pictures> (thats when the higher megapixels will come in handy)
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