Shopping for camera? Let us help you list down important things to consider while grabbing the best among the slot.

Refer to our table below to view different type of cameras with their features and specifications.

Camera type Budget Image quality Performance Targeted users Zoom Characteristics Operation
Point and Shoot Less than $200 Good quality for vacation, kids’ video clips and snapshots Fast and quick for shots of kids and pets Those who want a camera better than mobile phones Less than 15x  Pocketable, body with fixed lens, small sensor 

 

 

Mostly automatic
Compact Megazoom $200-$350 Better quality than a point and shoot Quick for vacation, kids and pets’ shots and video For those looking for a camera with better quality than mobiles Usually more than 20x Fits in pocket, easy to hold, lens fixed with body Automatic and manual
Megazoom $350-$500 Photo and video quality like a point and shoot Good for accidental as well as slow moving shots Those who want a camera good for close-ups and faraway shots Usually more than 26x Huge, small sensor, lens fixed to body, point and shoot on the inside Automatic and manual
Enthusiast Compact $400-$2,800 Good quality for those who want to sell their shots Fast for shooting food but not action Those who like photography and are looking for modest camera Small zoom range Fits in jackets, body with fixed lens, medium to large sensor, some models designed with reverse Galilean optical viewfinders Manual with some automatic
Entry-level Interchangeable-lens Camera (ILC) $400-$600 Good quality like an entry-level dSLR, video quality better than point and shoot and most compacts Good for rapid action movements For those looking for a small but better and faster than compact  Small, fits in pocketbook, interchangeable lens, sensor sizes range from compact camera equal to those found in dSLR. No EVF or EVF optional Automatic and in some cases manual
Entry-level dSLR $500-$1000 (with lens) Good quality like an entry-level ILC, video quality differs with brands Good for rapid action movements For those looking for better speed and quality and like to shoot with optical videwfinder Huge, large APS-C sensor, interchangeable lens, TTL optical viewfinder Automatic or manual
Prosumer ILC $700+ (with lens) Quality like prosumer dSLR, video quality differs across brands. Good for those who want to sell their shots Good for capturing active kids and pets Those who like photography and videography and like to play with settings and are looking for a modest camera Small, fits in pocketbook, interchangeable lens, has EVF, sensor sizes range from compact camera equal to those found in dSLR Automatic and manual
Prosumer dSLR $1000+ (body only) Quality like prosumer dSLR, video quality differs across brands. Good for those who want to sell their shots Good to capture sports-fast action Advanced photographer and professionals with a budget Big, large APS-C or full-frame sensor, interchangeable lens, TTL optical viewfinder Manual
Pro dSLR $1200+ (body only) Good professional quality shots Fast to shoot sports or capturing a running shot Those looking for a dependable, fully configurable and steady camera Big, with large APS-C or full frame sensor, interchangeable lenses, optical viewfinder Fully manual

 

 

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