Buying a camera can be a worrisome process. With so many types of camera available in the market in terms of size, shape, price, features etc., it is very much difficult to choose the right one. Therefore, it is very much essential to know about different types of cameras available in the market. Technology has given you the liberty to choose the right one which will solve your purpose effectively. I am making a comparison of different camera types (excluding cell phone cameras) available in the market so as to fit your requirement.
Point and Shoot Camera
A point and shoot camera are most likely when people speak about the automatic camera. A point and shoot camera are designed primarily for simple operation. This type of camera uses mostly focus free lenses or auto-focus. Not so much input requires from the user side.
If you want to capture an image in a party or restaurant, a point and shoot camera are ideal. This camera is very handy and easy to operate. It is less expensive and pocket-friendly. However, you have to sacrifice with the functionality and features for the price and size.
Here is my favourite point and shoot camera- Sony H400/B 20.1 MP Point and Shoot Camera with 63x Optical Zoom
dSLR is the most commonly used term in today’s world. A dSLR camera is a type of camera which gives the user more flexibility in terms of image quality, adaptability, manual controls, quality optics etc. dSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera.
A dSLR uses interchangeable lenses. Focusing can be manual by twisting the focus on the lens or automatic. Due to reflex mirror, a dSLR is very much what you see is what you get operation. dSLR gives flexibility to shoot under different light conditions. However, these are the largest style of camera, lens included. Sometimes heavy.
Mirror-Less Camera (Micro Four Thirds-MFT Mount)
A Micro Four Third is a relatively new invention from the giants Panasonic and Olympus in 2008. This type of camera facilitates smaller body design because of mirrorless technology. This camera offers a shorter flange focal distance and hence smaller lenses. It offers the ability to use interchangeable lenses. With adapters, most lenses can be used on MFT Mount camera bodies, including produced by Canon and Nikon. This camera provides for better control over depth-of-field than point and shoots cameras. As compared to dSLRs, the MFT Mount Cameras (body and lens) are much smaller and lighter.
My most favourite camera is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
PowerShot G7 X Mark II Wi-Fi Digital Camera is an international model from Canon. It is a very compact point and shoot camera, available in gorgeous black colour. This camera helps to capture impressive sharp images in both RAW mode / JPEG mode. It has a 3.0 inch touchscreen (tilt-type LCD monitor) and known for better performance with 4.2x Optical Zoom (24-100 mm) f/1.8 – f/2.8 built in lens. This camera has a massive 20.1 megapixel 1” sensor, paired with DIGIC 7 image processor which gives much better quality images in low light conditions also. The autofocus in G7 X Mark II is really fast. The qualities of the images are same as compared to a dSLR camera. This camera also helps in taking amazing HD videos. It is easy to operate and really fits into your pocket. This camera meets the Amazon’s Global Store Standard and available at a price around INR 55,000/- only (including Import Fees deposit). If you are looking for a versatile compact camera, then you can definitely go for this Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. Shop the camera here.
Hope this piece of information on Cameras will make your buying process hassle free.