WTAM 1100 – The 3 Types of Digital Cameras

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio Tech Tuesday June 10th, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioLooking at camera options beyond your smartphone? While your phone may often be the most convenient option for photos on the go, there are still good reasons to look at adding a digital camera to your gadget bag.

Today’s topic for Tech Tuesday on WTAM 1100’s Wills & Snyder in the Morning is about the 3 different types of digital cameras.

“Point & Shoot” cameras are the most often replaced with a smartphone. They can still be a good choice if you need a cheap pocket camera to give to the kids or use without worrying about losing your phone. You can also find “ruggedized” versions designed to be used at the beach, protected against sand and water, and can even be used on some dives.

For more, check out these 3 things to know before you buy a Point and Shoot camera.

DSLRs are often thought of as tools for professional photographers, but are still popular for those who take photos seriously as a hobby. High-end DSLRs can be expensive, but the category offers the most flexibility and control over photos for those who want to get the most out of them.

For more, check out these 3 things to know before you buy a DSLR.

In the middle are “Compact System Cameras”, also referred to as “Mirrorless” or “Compact Interchangeable Lens” cameras. These cameras reduce the physical complexity of the camera body using electronics compared to a DSLR. This makes them lighter and smaller, but still offers many of the same advantages as a DSLR. Most models allow for interchangeable lenses, and some have adapters that will allow you to use a favorite DSLR lens.

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