Depending on what you prefer, there are a variety of cameras for you to select, each coming with different features. One camera may have better image quality and the other may be easier to use. In order to decide on the right camera to get for yourself, it is good to know the different types of cameras that there are. Some of the main types are DSLR cameras, mirror-less cameras, point-and-shoot cameras (compact cameras), and bridge cameras (super zoom cameras).
DSLR cameras are very popular among amateur and professional photographers. DSLR stands for double single lens reflex. They are bulkier than a normal camera and expensive. When using it, you can set the camera to two different modes, automatic or manual. You can also change your camera to different aperture, shutter speed, or ISO settings. You can change the lens on your camera for the different pictures you are taking to zoom in (or out) and focus on your subject. DSLR cameras take high quality pictures and have a number different features (like the ones mentioned) to test out.
Mirror-less cameras are similar to DSLR cameras by also having interchangeable lenses, allowing it to use the camera in a manual or automatic mode. However, these cameras are much small than DSLR cameras, therefore making it more convenient to travel around and carry to different places. They do not have mirror systems which means that they have no optical viewfinder. This is why they are much smaller. The light passes straight through the lens to the sensor, passing the digital image to its electrical viewfinder or screen. Mirrorless cameras also have similar image quality as DSLR cameras.
Point-and-shoot cameras are standard compact cameras that are small in size. They are relatively cheap and are easy to use. Most of these cameras can’t be manually adjusted because they are fully automatic so features like shutter speed or aperture are automatically adjusted. Some scene modes it comes with are landscape and portrait, making it easy for the photographer to take pictures in different places since they don’t have to change the exposure settings in their camera.
Bridge cameras have features similar to both DSLR and compact cameras. You are able to have more control over the exposure settings, making them semi-automatic, although most bridge cameras also have manual modes. They have lenses with longer zoom ranges which is why they are referred to as “super zoom” cameras. However, their lenses are not interchangeable and they have smaller image sensors.