Comparing Digital Camera Types
Shopping for a digital camera is like choosing any device. You can carefully weigh multiple criteria considering expert reviews, or you can buy the blue one. All cameras have features that will be more or less important to you. The following table breaks down the pros and cons of each digital camera type.
|Basic Point and Shoot (P&S)||$125 to $250||Small size. Simple operation. Perfect for snapshots.||Limited features/flexibility.|
|High-end P&S (bridge cameras)||$250 to $500||Multiple automatic and manual modes. Powerful zoom lens for getting closer to distant subjects.||Larger than basic P&S.|
|Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR)||$500 to $5,000||Large photo sensor yields high quality images. Faster operation. Interchangeable specialty lenses (macro, telephoto).||Takes time to master. Expensive.|