Before purchasing a camera, know them correctly and choose what types of camera is best for you.
What are the different types of cameras?
What type of camera should you buy? In general, there are three types of digital cameras: compact/point-and-shoot, mirrorless interchangeable lens, and digital SLRs (DSLRs). (There are other specialty cameras, but for the purpose of this guide, we will concentrate on these three.) The good news: Everything falls more easily into place once this key question is answered, as it narrows down your choices quite a bit.
Point And Shoot Camera
Point-and-shoot cameras run the gamut: they can be compact shooters that are affordable, simple to use, and pocket-size portable, or more robust pro models with longer zooms, better sensors, or full manual exposure controls.
Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
This category of cameras offers superior image quality, more creative options, and faster performance than point-and-shoots, but they also come with a higher price tag.
When we used to talk about interchangeable lens cameras, it meant one thing: DSLR. Today, mirrorless cameras offer a popular and, in some cases, better alternative. So named because they have removed the bulky mirror and optical viewfinder systems of DSLRs, mirrorless cameras allow for smaller, lighter weight designs – not to mention a blend of ease-of-use and advanced shooting. Early mirrorless cameras were marred by slow performance, but they’ve since caught up to rival DSLRs in most aspects.
Does A High MP Camera Guarantee Great Image Quality?
If you simply read camera specification, you’ll see that “point and shoot” and DSLR in some cases have similar megapixel like 16MP, 20MP, and so on. However, the overall performance and quality between the two are very different. The same holds true with point-and-shoot digital cameras versus DSLRs. Again, compact cameras use much smaller imaging sensors. Although most cameras with small sensors will do a good job for things like sharing pictures online or making small prints, by cramming so many megapixels on a small chip, noise can be a problem, especially in low light.
Best Camera 2016-2017 – Top 5 Closer Look
|Nikon D3200||24.2 Effective MP||18-105mm Lens|
|Coolpix A100||20.1 Effective MP||5x optical|
|Coolpix A10||16.1 Effective MP||5x optical|