Digital Cameras ................................................................

Compact Digital Cameras

A point-and-shoot camera, also called a compact camera, is a camera designed primarily for simple operation. Most use auto focus for focusing, has automatic systems for setting exposure options, and usually have a flash unit built in.

Digital SLR Camera (DSLR)

With an SLR camera, you see exactly what the lens sees through the screen. You can change the lens on a digital SLR to suit your needs, if you want extra zoom or a different focal frame for example. Digital SLRs have large image sensors that produce high-quality photos, which may be very useful for professional photographers. A DSLR has a near-zero lag time, so it is ideal for action photography as well as still images. This means that Digital SLR cameras are versatile and suit whatever job needed.

Bridge Digital Cameras

A Bridge Camera is a digital cameras that has some degree of manual control. They have a long range zoom lens and a viewfinder – but they usually don't have interchangeable lenses. They are between a point and shoot camera, and a full DSLR. These are good for people that are stating out in photography and don't know how to manage all the features of the DSLR but want a step up from a point-and-shoot.

360 Degree Camera

A 360 degree camera is able to capture everything around you and provide you with a 360 virtual reality video that you can use to relive an experience you have had by fully immersing you in it.




- WIFI Connectivity: Cameras that are able to connect to WiFi are aimed at solving cable clutter problems by being ale to transfer photos wirelessly from a digital camera to a Web page or to your own computer. This means you could e-mail photos of your trip while you're still on holiday, or get pictures directly off your camera and send an editor quickly if you're a photojournalist.

- Downloading via USB: Alternatively to using wifi connection, most cameras come with a cable so they you are able to download photos you have taken on your camera onto your computer to save and then later send on, although this may cause cable tangle and clutter.

- Bluetooth: With a Bluetooth connection, you will be able to transfer photos to any connected device in a short amount of time. This means that you could transfer images from your camera to your computer, phone or tablet, for example.

- Near-field communication (NFC): NFC (Near Field Communication) is an alternative type of wireless connectivity that uses electromagnetic radio fields to form its communication, rather than relying on radio waves. It enables a short-range communication between two devices, where one of them is usually mobile. A NFC connection is enabled when two devices are placed within 4 cm of each other. The data or images can then be transferred by a WiFi connection.

- HDMI: An HDMI cable can be used to connect your camera to your TV so you can view your images.

- Live stream: Some cameras let you video livestream whilst you're out and about, this livestream may just go to your mobile device nearby and save there or it may be online for many people to see. New 360 cameras have this function as it lets you relive the situations and make it enjoyable to watch in a 360 degree atmosphere.



- Sound: Sound recording can be done with a SLR camera's built-in microphone or a external stereo microphone connected to the camera that has been bought.

- Video: Some cameras come with a function that allows you to record a video (MP4).


File Types

- Raw file: An unprocessed image taken by the camera, which you will be able to download or process into any file needed, i.e JPEG

- JPEG file: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A JPEG file is the most common format for storing and transmitting images online.

- MPEG file: A video storage file. Some video examples include MP4 and XVID. Some audio examples include MP1, MP2 and MP3

- 4K file: 4k is an abbreviation of a video resolution which is the 4k video resolution. This resolution can provide a 4000 pixel resolution that produces a more detailed picture and higher image quality.


Removable storage

- SD Cards: (Secure Digital Card) is a small removable store device you are able to put into a camera or portable device.

- Micro SD Card: A micro SD card is a small device that you can insert into your phone to add more storage.


Zoom Types

- Optical Zoom: An optical zoom is a true zoom lens, like the zoom lens you'd use on a film camera. They produce much better-quality images.

- Digital Zoom: When you use a digital zoom, the camera enlarges the image area at the center of the frame and trims away the outside edges of the picture. The result is the same as when you open an image in your photo-editing program, crop away the edges of the picture, and then enlarge the remaining portion of the photo.



- Waterproof: A waterproof camera can be permanently in water and under pressure.

- Shockproof: It means that the item is able to be dropped from a significant height and still function afterward. The "shock" is refers to the impact that the device will experience when landing.

- Splash-proof: Splash proof cameras can withstand splashes of water. This means that products that are splash proof are not totally safe from lots of water.


Ability to edit

On some cameras, you can perform basic editing such as rotating, cropping and and reducing an image size by cropping. A camera may automatically fix red-eye that often appears when using a flash. Some digital cameras have more advanced editing functions. They may allow you to make colors in a photo more vivid, either overall or individually to blue, red or green. You can convert a digital photo to Black and White, Sepia Tone and a variety of other filters, add borders, add shadows or highlights, changing image quality etc.



- Screen for viewing: Digital cameras give you the ability to look at a photo that you just shot to ensure that it looks right before you move on to another scene. If something is wrong in the picture, you can just re-shoot the image. The key to this feature is the display screen.

- Viewfinder: A viewfinder is what you can look through to compose, and, in many cases, focus the picture. A viewfinder lets the photographer see exactly what the lens sees and, therefore, gives better results.


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