In most images a nuclear incidence appears as a mushroom cloud of light, gas and fire exploding upwards towards the sky. Capturing such a moment requires a photographer to be at the right place and at the right time. Capturing an unexpected and rare anomaly like that is priceless. It happens once in some photographer’s lives and never in others. Therefore, you must make the best of the situation and take clear and precise images. The photographs and video clips viewed from 9/11 are an example of how important such a moment can be. At the moment of the nuclear incidence, you must assume that you and your camera are the only witnesses to history at that point. The best camera to capture such an incidence must have the following features:
- More than 3 megapixels
A number of megapixels on a camera whether it is a phone camera or a digital camera must exceed three million pixels. This will ensure that you capture good quality images that will not degrade in quality during digital enlargement. Most of the pictures taken during a nuclear incidence must be taken from afar and therefore might appear small. Therefore, the camera must have good megapixels to ensure picture quality is maintained as the photographer attempts to enlarge it.
The quality or range of ISO on a camera determines the impact of light on the photograph. The higher the ISO, the better the camera functions in low light situations. In essence, the nuclear mushroom appears bright and fiery during a nuclear incidence. Therefore, it is important to have a camera whose ISO range can be reduced in order to avoid taking blurry images of the nuclear incident.
- Detachable Lens and lenses
Having a camera with a detachable lens ensures that the photographer at such an incidence can take a variety of photographs. The photographer can use a long range lens to capture details of the explosion while also using a wide range lens to capture the expanse of the explosion. The lenses will capture the moment with more details and ensure that the photographer has a collection of images that can tell a story.
The camera that captures a nuclear incidence must also have an aperture that is easy to control. The aperture determines the light passing through the lens. Therefore, it is important to ensure that a limited amount of
light enters the aperture when photographing a nuclear incident. With the bright light illuminating from the explosion, the reducing the aperture to its minimum might ensure that you get the best images.
In the end, there are many features required in a camera to capture a nuclear incidence. Most of them will require having the features above that minimize light to avoid getting blurry pictures. Camera models made by canon [Cannon Camera Compared here] and better to be used with a tripod [reviews on choosing a lightweight tripod here]. However, there is no single camera that has all the perfect features a photographer seeks.