COMPARING CAMERAS

TYPEPROSCONS


Camera Phone‣   Easy to carry around
‣   Apps allow you to alter images
‣  Fixed focal length lens
‣  Resolution and image   quality can be restrictive


Compact‣   Easy to carry around
‣   Inexpensive
‣   Good zoom lens range
‣  Limited number of physical controls on camera body
‣  Restricted range of shooting modes
‣  Low light capability is lacking
‣  Often can’t shoot RAW


Bridge camera‣   More control over exposure than compact or camera phones
‣   Relatively inexpensive
‣  Lower image quality than system cameras
‣  Zoom lens is fixed, so less  versatile than system cameras


DSLR Camera ‣   Image quality
‣   Expandable Capability
‣   Versatile
‣   Bulky
‣   More expensive
DSLR CameraMirrorless Camera








Optical viewfinder: Image from lens is projected via mirror and pentaprism to viewfinder.

Advantages
Based on older film-based systems, so wide – range of lenses accessories available.
‣  Focusing is often quicker than in mirrorless cameras
‣  Excellent battery life

Disadvantages
‣  Camera bodies and lenses tend to be larger than mirrorless systems
‣  Need to switch to live view mode to preview images on screen








LCD or electronic view finder: Image from sensor is fed directly to the LCD or viewfinder.

Advantages
‣  Purely digital system, so lenses of optimized for shooting digital images
‣  Relatively small size and weight
‣  The view finder displays the image as it lands on memory card

Disadvantages
‣  Mediocre battery life
‣  Smaller range of lenses and accessories compared to DSLRS’

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