Camera Types All about Camera types (2017-18)

Before buying a camera we all like to know about the camera types available in the market and need to know about the perfect camera type for your needs. Here we team BestDSLRunder.com help you to choose your dream camera type. 

From the history of the camera, we know that the first generation of camera is camera obscura. After that Kodak film camera was invented, TLR and SLR born after that. The next is Instant Camera and  DSLR.

Camera types you need to know before purchase one…

Nowadays lots of camera types available in the market with lots of features seems like same but not technically the same. Let’s find out …

So we come to know that lots of camera types available and we will be discussed the camera type that is available on the market nowadays.

camera types

Camera Types

1. Still Camera

  •  Point and shoot compact camera
  •  Bridge camera /Long zoom Compact Camera/Semi-DSLR
  •  Mirrorless camera
  •  DSLR-DX
  •  DSLR-FX
  •  Micro four-thirds cameras

2. Video camera

  •  Camcorders
  •  Sports and action video cameras.

Nowadays most of the point and shoot and DSLR camera comes with video feature inbuilt.

Alright, from the above you come to know about the basic types of camera. And now we are going the know about each category of the camera and its use, isn’t it sounds good?

What next?

We will help you to choose the perfect type of digital camera for your personal or business purpose use form the different types of digital camera available in the market.

Point and Shoot or compact camera:

This type of camera is generally very small in size and lightweight. It can be used for personal and commercial use too. Point and shoot cameras are very easy to use, just point at the subject you want to click and then click it.. simple. Small cafe with passport photo shops can use this type of camera.

A Compact camera can be a good travel companion. sometimes due to lots of luggage, there is no more space left for a heavy DSLR, therefore A good compact camera can click good travel photos. I personally use a point and shoot camera at my passport photo studio.


  • Lightweight
  • easy to click photos
  • pocket friendly
  • compact in size
  • Basic Video Available


  • Quality is not the best
  • Low-resolution image
  • Not good for low light imaging

Bridge camera /Long zoom Compact Camera/Semi-DSLR:

Bridge or semi-DSLRs are the cameras between point and shoot camera and DSLR camera. This type of camera is generally heavier than point and shoot camera. It has also more zoom capacity then point and shoot camera. It looks like DSLR but the lens cannot be replaced. Nowadays semi-DSLRs also comes with lots of features like DSLR. But it can not produce an as good image as DSLR can. So it is a choice for learners who want to be a photographer and not spend more right now.


  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Long Zoom
  • Compact in size
  • Easy to carry 


  • Image quality is not good like DSLR
  • Quality is not the best
  • Low-resolution image
  • Not good for low light imaging


Mirror-less camera:

The mirror-less camera is another types of cameras which do not use a mechanical mirror to switch the scene between the optical viewfinder and image sensor. So it is small in size. It Is also available in DX or FX format. Due to its compact size, some professionals like to use it.

However, you can use a Mirror-less camera for both professional and non-professional work. 


  • Lightweight and compact body
  • Good image quality over Semi-DSLR
  • Easy to carry 
  • Interchangeable lenses available
  • available in Both Dx and FX format


  • Not the best in image quality
  • Lenses for Mirror-less camera are not available like DSLR 

This types of Camera can be used both personal and professional work.

Digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR)

DSLR means digital single-lens reflex camera as per Wikipedia.

Digital single-lens reflex camera can be divided into two types depending on the sensor, one is crop sensor and another is a full sensor, the crop sensor is called DX or APS-C sensor and other is Full Frame Sensor FX.

Fx sensor is bigger than the dx sensor. Therefore it produces better image and quality. The low light imaging quality of an FX sensor is outstanding.

Most of the professionals use FX Sensor based Camera. Some Professionals also use DX Format camera. The huge collection of lenses for DSLR makes it a market leading professional machine. 


  • Best quality photos
  • Ex-trim low-light photography 
  • Lots of lenses available in the market
  • Videography can be done smoothly


  • Heavy in weight
  • High in price

Micro four Third Camera

As per Wikipedia ”The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT or M4/3) is a standard released by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008, for the design and development of mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras, camcorders, and lenses.”


  • Lightweight and compact body
  • Good image quality 
  • Easy to carry 
  • Interchangeable lenses available


Camcorder means portable combined video camera and video recorder. We can record video using a camcorder and the best thing is, it’s easy and simple to shoot videos.



Low price

High Zoom

Simple, easy to use

Sports and Action Camera:

Sometimes we need high FPS video to see in slow motion or a sports event. then we need some action or sports camera. They are capable of taking photos at a very high speed.Sports and action camera can shoot in fore fps then DSLRs so that we can freeze a frame with its high-speed shutter.


Camera for Youtube: However, For YouTube videos, you can use any camera available to you from the smartphone Camera to the point and shoot, DSLR, camcorder etc. Hence, no Need to buy a different one.  Just go on with what is available to you and make your youtube channel growing, then think of a new one like Go pro. 

Now it’s time, to sum up….

For the people who like to click photos and learn about photography, they should buy a  point and shoot camera first. here is the list of good point and shoot camera you can check out.

Best Camera Types that you can buy now.

1.Sony DSC W830 Cyber-shot 20.1 MP Point and Shoot Camera 

2.Nikon Coolpix A300 20.1MP Point and Shoot Camera

3. Nikon Coolpix A10 16.1MP Point and Shoot Camera

For the people who love long zoom, they may go for semi-DSLR too.

4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300/BC E32 

5. Panasonic DC-FZ80K Lumix 4K

6. Nikon Coolpix P900 16.0MP

For the people who love photography and want to be a professional, they may buy a DSLR type camera.

  1. Nikon D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera

  2. Canon EOS 1300D 18MP Digital SLR Camera

  3. Nikon D3300 24.2MP Digital SLR

  4. Canon EOS 700D 18MP Digital SLR Camera

For the people who started professional photography, the following cameras will boost their performance.

Low Budget DSLR type camera

  1. D7000 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera from Nikon

  2. Nikon D7100 24.1MP Digital SLR Camera

  3. D7200 24.2 MP Digital SLR Camera from Nikon

  4. Canon EOS 80D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera

  5.  Canon EOS 70D 20.2MP Digital SLR Camera

    The above cameras are DX format camera and perform well though the price is not so high.

For the professionals, the following are the dream machines.

  1. NIKON D850
  2. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30.4 MP Digital SLR

  3. Nikon D810
  4. Canon EOS 5DS
  5. Nikon D750
  6. Nikon D5
  7. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  8. Sony Alpha A99 II
  9. Canon EOS 6D Mark II

You may also read our guide Best DSLR Camera for beginners in India-2017

These are the types of camera that suit the profession but anyone can buy any camera types and test them.

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