Kinds of Digital Cameras

Compact/Point and Shoot Camera: designed to be small and portable compact digital cameras are particularly suitable for casual “snapshot” use.Compact cameras are usually designed to be easy to use,most have built-in flash,usually of low power,sufficient for nearby subjects,Live Preview is almost always used to frame the Photo.Example:SonyCybershot DSC-W290


Hybrid/Bridge Cameras: DSLR(Digital Single Lens Reflex)-like in appearance,hybrid cameras share some advanced features with them. They Retain certain traits of compact digital cameras like Live Preview and small Sensors. These cameras don’t have interchangeable lenses but they make up for it by incorporating super-zoom lenses into their bodies.

Example:Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1

Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras: also known as DSLR’s,are cameras that us a reflex mirror to enable thru-the-lens viewing. They have interchangeable lens mounts that accepts an array of lenses with different focal lengths which is why this kind of camera is wahat most professional photographers use.

DSLR’s also accept dfferent kinds of accessories such as external flashes,battery grips,bellows,wireless transmitters,etc.

Lately,new DSLR models have included LivePreview in their camera bodies.Some even have video recording,a feature exclusive only to compact and hybrid cameras in the past.

Example:Nikon D40

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