HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CAMERA YOU KNOW?

HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CAMERA YOU KNOW?

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Somewhere I read, If your eye is a window to your Soul, then your camera is surely a doorway to your heart?


WE CAN CLASSIFY CAMERAS IN MANY GROUPS:
COMPACTS, EVIL, DSLRS, MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA, EXOTICS, ETC.

COMPACT CAMERAS (POINT & SHOOT):

Convenient, cheap, small, light and fool proof. Just point it in the direction of the subject and press the button. The camera does the rest.
COMPACT CAMERA
Compact camera (Point-and-Shoot)


EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lenses) cameras:

These are new hybrids which started appearing in 2008. Most are based on the micro-4/3 lens mount. The concept is to remove the bulky mirror and pentaprism necessary for the optical viewfinder of a DSLR, but to keep the other capabilities, in particular large sensors and interchangeable lenses. This allows for a drastic reduction in size, putting them closer to compacts than DSLRs.
This is a concept that manages to merge the best of both worlds. Whether the sacrifice of the optical viewfinder in exchange for a smaller size is worthwhile will be an entirely personal choice.

EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lenses) cameras:

DSLRs:

Though this comes at the price of a serious increase in weight and bulk (and, well, price), they are also much more uncompromising on everything that matters. In particular, they have interchangeable lenses which allow you to always have the best lens for the occasion. Even APS-C (DX) cameras have big enough sensors to allow shallow depth of field and good low light/dynamic range quality. There is an optical viewfinder, which allows framing in the worst light conditions and is generally more responsive than any electronic screen.


DSLR Camera
DSLR Camera


MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA :

Medium format cameras use film much, much bigger than 35mm or digital, and thus give much higher quality. It’s also almost as easy to use as 35mm and digital, and in some ways easier. With quality better than 35 mm or digital and almost equal ease-of-use you’ll see why it has always been a popular format for many kinds of professional photography, especially portraiture. Medium format typical film size is 6*4.5 cm size

Medium Format Camera


Finally, EXOTICS is everything else, including all film cameras:-

– LARGE FORMAT CAMERAS:

The wooden box with bellows and a black cloth to hide the photographer. Their resolution can even beat that of MF digital backs but the large negative size makes everything harder, from buying film to developing and scanning or printing it.
Large format film size is upto 8*10


WOODEN
WOODEN BOX


– RANGEFINDERS: 


These are another alternative to DSLRs, where the optical viewfinder does not pass through the lens. This permits a smart manual focus system based on split screens. The most famous of these cameras are the Leica M family, and the last iteration, the M9, is one of the best digital cameras money can buy. Photojournalists and street shooters love them, but their learning curve is steep.



RANGEFINDERS
RANGEFINDERS


Article by: Pankaj Singh