Photography Cameras for Dummies

Posted November 23, 2012 by Matt Greenland in Other sports
Lets keep this blog short and simple without the repetitive information from other sites and blogs. In this day and age you have three types of cameras that are ontop of todays market; DSLRs, Point and Shoot, and Hybrid Cameras.

Point and Shoot cameras are made for those people who don’t want to spend time fiddling with settings to take a single photo. They are the easiest and most simple cameras out there to use. That being said these cameras are quickly being replaced with those that you get in your phone. Having a camera in a phone that is of reasonable quality nearly eliminates the need for an additional camera, it’s the advent of the IPhone that has pushed this as other companies have joined in such as Nokia, Samsung, ect.

DSLR cameras are the way to go if you are looking for true performance. Based off of the old SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras of the past they feature a digital sensor with loads of bells and whistles. They are distinguishable for having a mirror box and detachable lens. The draw back is the price, these cameras can have prices ranging from $300 to as much as $6,000 and more not including the lens and other equipment to go with it. They are for the serious photographers. DSLR cameras such as those from canon have exceptional filming capabilities that many professional and non-professionals turn to for their productions. These cameras offer the user a great deal of control over every aspect of how the image is taken: shutter speed, aperture and light sensitivity.

Hybrid cameras are the combination of the Point and Shoot and the DSLR. They feature similar interchangeable lens and are normally much cheaper. Similar to Point and shoots they do not have a mirror box but an exposed censor. They are made for the consumer with a low budget. You can get pro like results with a much smaller and typically cheaper camera.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below as I know this won't answer all of them. The link below will answer any particular questions about cameras in general.
Dave Lawton

Great write-up Matt, you really know your stuff, looking forward to learning more from your posts Smile
Matt Scott

I've seen some ads for the Sony Cameras, would they be as good as DSLR cameras, I'm not looking to spend so much on a camera, just need something the give good quality photos.
John Wallace

So simple and straight to the point, never knew it was that basic.
Tom Hatter

Perfect time for this blog with Christmas around the corner!
Rob Lewis

Is this going to be weekly blogHappy
Fred Jensen

When's the next post? Can you do one on DSLRs?