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Types of digital cameras

If you are in the market to purchase a good quality digital camera, you have surely seen several different types of cameras. It isn’t exactly clear what the differences between the types are, and it can be confusing trying to choose the digital photography camera that’s right for you. In this article, we will discuss the different types of quality cameras so that you can better understand what to look for in purchasing a digital camera.

Ultra compact digital cameras

Ultra compact digital cameras are capable of taking quality images. They are very small, lightweight, easy to use and convenient to carry. Some slip into a shirt pocket.

ultra compact

ultra compact

Most ultra-compacts have fewer features than compact cameras, such as manual controls and a viewfinder. Buttons and dials are small though usually work well. Moderate to high priced.

Compact digital cameras

Consumer-level digital cameras are compact,

compact

compact

lightweight and

great for point-and-shoot photo-taking.

They have fully automatic and scene modes; some have semi-automatic and manual controls. All but the cheapest models provide very good image quality. Low to moderately priced, depending on features.

Advanced digital cameras

“Prosumer” digital cameras are geared to advanced amateurs with skill levels

adv_digi

adv_digi

between a professional and consumer. They sport high quality lenses and advanced features for creative control. Some have long telephoto zooms lenses while others start at wide angle.

A few have a zoom range from wide to super telephoto. Most advanced digital cameras accept accessories and add-ons including converter lenses, filters, remote controls and external flashes. Moderate to high priced.

Micro Four Thirds cameras

Micro Four Thirds cameras are digital single lens reflex-like. Unlike

first-micro-four-thirds-camera

first-micro-four-thirds-camera

traditional SLRs and DSLRs, they have no reflex mirrors and optical

viewfinders. Micro Four Thirds cameras have large sensors like a DSLR and take interchangeable lenses. They are smaller and thinner than most DSLRs.

Digital single lens reflex cameras

DSLR cameras, used by professionals and photo enthusiasts, are top-of-

DSLR

DSLR

the-line. They have outstanding optics, produce high resolution images and accept interchangeable lenses and sophisticated accessories.

They perform much better in low light than consumer cameras that have small sensors. DSLRs function automatically but also have a full range of manual controls. You can buy only a DSLR body, and purchase lenses separately. The price of professional-level lenses can be jaw-dropping.

DSLR models include entry level, mid-level (semi-pro) and pro. High priced to extremely expensive.


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October 22, 2009 at 5:11 am 4 comments


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