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Types of Digital Cameras
In today’s digital camera world there are an unbelievable amount of types of cameras. we’re going to just focus on a few of the most popular types of digital cameras.
The first is a digital SLR or DSLR which stands for digital single lens reflex camera. A couple of things leap out at you with a DSLR. One of the most important benefits of a DSLR is the fact that you can use interchangeable lenses. That is, you can use a zoom lens or any number of fixed focus lenses. You can even use old glass…that is old lenses, that were designed for film cameras. This is one of the areas we’ll touch on, showing you where to get really good bargains.
Another key aspect of DSLRs is the size of the sensor. It’s huge. This means it can capture a much better quality image in even low light situations. Plus you get amazing depth of field with a DSLR.
Another super important aspect of the DSLR is the ability to shoot in manual mode. So while you can shoot in automatic mode, the ability to use manual mode means, you can adjust shutter speed, you can adjust aperture, you can adjust the ISO, all independently of one another. This gives you an incredible creative control.
Another obvious aspect about a DSLR is the fact that this thing is huge. And most of the time they’re built like a tank. So this can be a benefit or a problem depending on your perspective. While you might not want to lug around your DSLR for every situation, it’s nice to know that you’ve got a strong camera that can handle abuse without falling apart.
Another type of digital camera is the bridge compact digital camera or superzoom, as it’s also known. This type of camera looks a lot like a DSLR, but upon closer examination you’ll note the size is much smaller. Also you’re stuck with one lens. So while it has a zoom lens which allows you a lot of different focal lengths, you don’t have nearly the kind of control that you have with a DSLR. Also with a bridge camera, the sensor is much smaller than a DSLR. You do still have some control over the settings but nothing like the DSLR. In some ways it’s a wannabe DSLR, and in my opinion it’s simply not worth the trade off. It tries to be both a DSLR and compact camera at the same time…and when you try to do two things at once you usually end up being mediocre at both.