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Monday, December 19, 2016

Top 5 Types of Cameras and their Features


When it comes to getting a camera to record all of your life moments, you might get lost in the multitude of choices available to you. We narrowed down the Top 5 camera types and listed their top features to help you.

# 1 DSLRs

The acronym stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. Though it may seem that their interchangeable lenses may be the primary distinguishing asset, what makes a DSLR and DSLR is its mirror that lets you compose the picture by looking through the lense.

 This is the type of camera most professionals will use. They are available in a large range with some relatively affordable models for the enthusiast and though they have the greater learning curve, will have many automatic features for the person who is just learning.

If you buys a DSLR, we recommend taking the time to really learn your camera's features and manual settings. This can allow you to take fantastic photos!

#2 Mirrorless

Like the DSLR, the mirrorless camera has interchangeable lenses, but these lenses are generally much lower quality than the ones available for the DSLR.

The biggest difference the mirrorless camera has is that its lighter and smaller than then the DSLR and for this we would probably recommend a good quality full-frame mirrorless camera over a DSLR for traveling and carrying around.

Though full frames mirrorless cameras are available, you should be aware that most of them will have a smaller sensor and that means they may not register depth of field, or perform in low light as well as its mirrored counterpart.

With the cameras currently on the market, it is a great option for the casual hobbyist and the advanced amateur but as technology progresses and better lenses become available it could become a professional option in the future.

#3 Compact Point-and-Shoot

What is the point of having a camera if you never have it with you?

This is where the point-and-shoot camera really comes in handy (Though its smaller price point is also attractive). This smaller camera is easy to throw into your bag and pocket which means you might actually have it on hand when you need it.

These days, it is not difficult to find a point and shoot camera with decent quality, it won't compare to what you can get with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Most have smaller sensors and will lack key manual settings to let you really take control of the picture.

#4 Camera Phones

Like Point-and-Shoot cameras, camera phones have the distinguishing advantage of being easy to have on hand. Chances are you will bring your phone with you without even knowing if there was a picture-taking opportunity so it allows to be prepared.

A phone's camera can range widely in quality but will generally not be as good as any of the other options. That being said, some phone cameras can outperform some Point-and-Shoots, but when selecting a phone, you will have more features to worry about than simply the camera.

#5 Action Cams

These are mountable cameras used to make action videos, time lapses and stills. They are durable and can offer a unique perspective but most models lack much of the features, quality and control of other camera types.

Though we od not recommend using them as your main camera, they can be fun to have,


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