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Which digital camera should I use? - click on an image for more information



Web Camera

Web cams were developed to connect via a computer to the web and gained a notorious reputation for their association to pornographic web sites.

However they are very useful devices, that can be used to take still frames and video to send to other people over the inte net.


Mobile Device - Phone - Camera
Ultra compact digital cameras

Ultra compact digital cameras are capable of taking quality images. They are lightweight, easy to use and convenient to carry. Some models may have less controls and features than compact cameras, such as manual controls and a viewfinder. Buttons and dials are small though usually work well. Moderate to high priced.


Compact digital cameras

Consumer-level digital cameras are compact, lightweight and easiest to use. Great for point-and-shoot photo-taking, offer plenty of scene modes. Some have semi-automatic and manual controls. All but the cheapest, offer very good image quality. Low to moderately priced, depending on features and number of megapixels.

Advanced digital cameras - Prosumer cameras

These digital cameras sport high quality lenses and advanced features for creative control. Some models have mega telephoto zooms lenses while others have wide angle lenses. They accept accessories and add-ons including converter lenses, filters, remote controls and external flashes. Some zoom models have image stabilization. Prosumer cameras are moderate to high priced.

Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras

DSLR cameras, used by professionals and photo enthusiasts, are top-of-the-line. They have outstanding optics, produce high resolution images and accept interchangeable lenses and sophisticated accessories. They function automatically but also have a full range of manual controls. These cameras may not come with lenses, which must be purchased separately. High priced to very expensive, though the price is dropping for entry-level dslrs.



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