There are many different kinds of camera in the market. Before buying a new camera, everybody faces a common question. Which one is the best camera? What type of camera should I buy? Before getting to that first, you have to ask yourself what type of photography you are going to do. Different photography prefers different category.
There are many types of cameras according to the user perspective. But there are three basic types of camera in the market. Let’s take a short review of each of the kinds.
Digital SLR cameras: Digital SLR cameras are the most advanced and versatile type of camera nowadays. Since 90’s, these cameras become the first choice of all level of Photographers. There are many companies like Nikon, Canon etc camera brands in the market.
You can use automatic mode to take your shot. In which the camera will decide the composition. But the main feature is you can also take photos in fully manual mode. Where you can manipulate the aperture, shutter speed & ISO as you want.
These cameras come with a wide range of lenses for different photography. From 18mm wide-angle portraits to telephoto. All you need is to change your lens. Unlike other cameras, it allows you to take control of your photos.
- Wide range of lenses
- Excellent image quality
- Creative features
- Available for all level of photographers
- Most DSLR cameras have HD video recording compatibility
- These kind of lenses are comparatively heavy
- Little expensive than other cameras
Mirrorless cameras: The Mirrorless cameras are lighter and more compact hybrid version of DSLR cameras. Which came into play in around 2008. The concept of a Mirrorless camera is to remove the bulky mirror and pentaprism. Which actually function the viewfinder. This removal results in the camera being more compact and smaller in size than a DSLR camera. But keeps almost all other capabilities of a DSLR camera.
The Mirrorless camera has a large sensor and interchangeable lenses. These cameras are more compact and have much lower cost than a Digital SLR camera. Nowadays, professional photographers are also showing their interest in Mirrorless cameras. The silent shutter feature of these cameras allows you to take shots of your subject more quietly and explore more and more.
- These cameras have image quality as good as a DSLR camera
- More compact and lighter weight
- Silent shutter
- Interchangeable lenses
- Some Mirrorless cameras don’t have viewfinder
- Autofocus mode is not as fast and good as a DSLR camera
- Slight lag between the view in LCD and the subject
Compact digital cameras: Compact cameras are generally called as “Point and shoot” cameras. These cameras have fixed lenses. There are millions models of cameras in the market. These cameras aren’t made for photographers actually. These are more like general peoples camera. It’s hard to distinguish which camera will give you the better quality than the others.
These cameras are very cheap and small. Can be carried in a pocket. Its sensors are very small compared to other cameras. The main disadvantage of these cameras are the low light shooting ability and not allowing to manipulate shutter speed, aperture and ISO. These cameras give too much noise in low light. But on the bright side, these cameras have a digital zooming system, which can be very helpful compared to other cameras. And another advantage is that anyone can shoot with these cameras without having any knowledge about photography. Manufacturers, Nikon, Canon has launched some top notch cameras like Nikon Cooplix or Canon Powershot etc which are really awesome for taking photos.
- Very cheap and light weight
- Can be used without any photographic knowledge
- Very powerful digital zooming ability
- Small size
- Has an HD video recording compatibility
- Photo quality is not as good compared to a DSLR or a Mirror less camera
- Fixed lens