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Digital Photo Manual – Camera Types

Photography is a wonderful hobby, and also an expensive one. It’s a blend of art and science, creativity and technology. It encourages us to see the world afresh, explore new places, pursue new ideas. It allows us to communicate and to express our artistic side. It takes patience and practice, and it is a good time especially now due to the Circuit Breaker. So I read a book, “The Complete Digital Photo Manual” by CARLTON Books and wish to share with you the knowledge I acquired.

Here comes my favourite Photo Editing app, Graphite.
Digital Compacts

For years dismissed as the poor cousin of the DSLR, digital compacts are nowadays incredibly sophisticated image making tools and very sleek looking with it. It is almost like my Olympus OMD-10 Mark III, but is Micro Four Thirds technology. The book didn’t mention this though.

There are 3 types of Digital Compacts: Prestige Compacts, Extreme Compacts and Superzoom Compacts. All these do not have interchangeable LENS which is not a really good choice even for beginner photographers. Because it is just a Point and Shoot camera.

Compact cameras are ideal in certain scenarios: occasions when you don’t want to carry around a bulky DSLR, perhaps when you are on holiday with the family, taking part in sport activities or shooting in locations where security is an issue. However, DSLR is the best and first camera my Dad bought for me. It is a budget DSLR with the basic settings good enough for a beautiful photo. If you are loaded with cash, you can aim for Full Frame DSLRs. More about DSLRs below.

If you are making the jump from a compact camera or getting into photography for the first time, the obvious choice is to get a budget, entry-level DSLR to get you started.

DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex)

Not only does a DSLR system give you a wide range of interchangeable lenses and other accessories to choose from, the camera are specifically designed to give you control over key creative aspects such as exposure, focus, composition. Alongside the sensor itself, the image processor is probably the most important part of your DSLR. If you are thinking of buying your first DSLR, don’t be daunted by the advanced technical features. All entry level DSLRs feature simple point-and-shoot modes alongside the more creative ones, so you will still be able to get great shots from day one.

Micro Four Thirds System

The Micro Four Thirds System Specification (Micro Four Thirds Specification) is an extension of the Four Thirds System Specification for interchangeable-lens type digital camera systems and has been established as a means to enhance the potential for size and weight reduction of the Four Thirds System.
As a result, the Micro Four Thirds Specification is also based on the standard diagonal length assuming the use of 4/3-type image sensor device of the Four Thirds Specification.
The Micro Four Thirds Specification is an extension of the Four Thirds Specification. It inherits the benefits of the 4/3-type image sensor device such as the optimum balance between size reduction and high picture quality, and is intended to deal with expected future needs such as further size and weight reduction of camera systems, increased emphasis on Live View shooting, and demand for movie shooting capability.

One of the camera brands are Olympus that has Micro Four Thirds system.

Favourite Brands on Star Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Olympus – Definitely the best because, small, non-bulky, interchangeable LENS
Go for Olympus OMD series!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Nikon – My first DSLR camera and is quite an old model but works like a charm

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Canon – Tried before, and heard from my relatives, their Canon DSLR keeps having auto-focus issue. So Nada!

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