How to Choose the Right Digital Camera for You!
Buying a camera comes with its own dictionary of buzzwords. Here we have made it easy to understand which camera type is the right choice for you.
Cameras are broadly classified into various categories based on the purposes or events.
Which genre to buy: Cameras are available in categories according to need from Digital SLR’s to Point and Shoot and from Mirror less to Camcorders.
What are Digital SLR’s: A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera combining the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. The reflex design scheme is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras.
- Canon EOS 1200D 18MP Digital SLR Camera
- Nikon D3300 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
- Sony Alpha A58M 20.1MP Digital SLR Camera
What are Point and shoot: A point-and-shoot camera, also called a compact camera, is a still camera designed primarily for simple operation. Most use focus free lenses or autofocus for focusing, automatic systems for setting the exposure options, and have flash units built in.
Point-and-shoots are by far the best selling type of separate camera, as distinct from camera phones. They are popular with people who do not consider themselves photographers but want an easy to use camera for snapshots of vacations, parties, reunions and other events.
- Nikon Coolpix L30 20.1 MP Point and Shoot Camera
- Sony DSC W830 Cyber-shot 20.1 MP Point and Shoot Camera
- Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi and NFC Digital Camera
What are Mirror less: The mirror less interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is a class of digital system cameras. This type of camera provides an interchangeable mount. They do not have a mirror reflex optical viewfinder. MILC cameras comprise 5% of total camera shipments.
After a few years without a well-defined classification, many specialized pages and also major manufacturers are adopting the term DSLM or simply Mirror less.
Various alternative names exist including: compact system camera (CSC), mirror less system camera (MSC), digital single lens mirror less (DSLM), digital interchangeable-lens system camera, and electronic viewfinder with interchangeable lens (EVIL)
Sony ILCE-6000L 24.3MP Digital E-mount Camera
Nikon 1 J1 10-30VR 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Samsung NX Mini 20.5MP CMOS Digital Camera
What is a Camcorder: A camcorder is an electronic device combining a video camera and a video recorder. Although marketing materials may use the colloquial term “camcorder”, the name on the package and manual is often “video camera recorder”. Most devices capable of recording video are camera and digital cameras primarily intended for still pictures; the term “camcorder” is used to describe a portable, self-contained device, with video capture and recording its primary function.
- Sony HDRCX405 9.2MP HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder
- Panasonic HC-V750K Enhanced Sound Full HD Wi-Fi Enabled 20X Camcorder Video Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)
- GoPro Hero4 Black