Photography : Types of Digital Cameras


Today, photography is not possible without the use of a digital camera as it has pushed the analog cameras aside and made it obsolete. Digital cameras are available in many sizes and prices. It is up to the user to select the camera that suits their needs. The most commonly used and popular digital cameras are given below:

Compact Digital Cameras

These types of cameras are also called Point and Shoot cameras. It is the simplest digital camera widely used in digital photography. It has inbuilt flash and auto-focus lens for capturing the object. Compact Digital cameras are mostly used by amateur photographers and beginners who want to explore their photographic skills.

DSLR Cameras

Nowadays, people are more crazy towards this type of camera. DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. The attractive feature of this camera is the clarity and quality of the image that is obtained when taking photographs. It is a little expensive when compared with the compact digital cameras. DSLRs are the most favorite cameras of professional photographers. As the name indicates, it uses single lens and reflex design. Unlike the compact digital cameras, it is possible to change the lens of DSLRs, so they can also be called as Interchangeable lens camera. DSLRs are bigger in size and weighs more than other digital cameras.

Bridge Cameras

This type of camera is an intermediate between Compact Digital Camera and DSLR camera. Like DSLRs, this camera also has only one lens and small image sensors. The attractive feature of this camera is its excellent zoom of over 400mm. These cameras are also called super zoom cameras.


MILC stands for Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. Unlike the DSLRs, it does not have a mirror in the path of light and hence it called Mirrorless Camera. These cameras are usually lightweight when compared with DSLRs. The lens and sensors are smaller in size. MILC are good competitors for DSLRs as their functionalities are very similar.

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