Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

There are many types of cameras on the market today with many different models with many different names. So what are the differences between these camera lines, what are the pros and cons, and how are they suited for use?

In this article, Hanoi Old Camera will send you details about the contents of each product line, so that you can understand the camera lines and choose the right camera for you.

1. DSLR Camera (Mirror Camera)

DSLR cameras are cameras that allow interchangeable lenses, providing the best image quality

The DSLR series is suitable for professional photographers, used to take portraits, landscapes, learning photography.


– Better image quality

– Allows you to change lenses and alter photographic properties, giving you creative control

– Large sensor for high image quality even in low light


– The price is generally higher than other cameras on the market

– There is an additional cost for the purchase of individual lenses

– Generally bigger, heavier and bulkier than other cameras

– More difficult to use than other cameras

2. Mirrorless Camera (Mirrorless Camera)

Mirrorless cameras are modern cameras, improved over DSLR cameras

This camera series is suitable for professional photography, video recording, short film making


– Compact thanks to mirror reduction

– Still allows changing lenses and changing photography properties

– Same image quality as a DSLR

– Usually has an EVF electronic viewfinder that allows real-time monitoring of image results

– Modern video recording function


– Very high price

– There is an additional cost for the purchase of individual lenses

– Low battery life

– To use older lenses, an adapter is required

3. Bridge camera (zoom camera)

The Bridge camera is a line of “bridge” cameras between compact and DSLR cameras

This camera series is used for taking long zoom shots, taking pictures of distant targets


– Better image quality than compact cameras

– There are many manual features such as DSLR and mirrorless cameras

– Often incorporates a very flexible superzoom lens that can zoom up to x120


– Quality is not as high as DSLR and Mirrorless

– Lens cannot be changed

– Still relatively bulky

4. Compact camera (point-and-shoot camera, PnS)

The compact camera is an inexpensive, easy-to-carry, easy-to-use camera for cargo shooting needs

This range of cameras meets the needs of everyday shooting, travel photography, street photography


– Cheaper than DSLRs, mirrorless cameras

– Super compact to fit in your pocket

– There are many user support features

– Good for meeting the needs of daily photography, travel


– Image quality is not as high as DSLR and Mirrorless

– Unable to change lens

– Doesn’t shoot well in low light, but most compacts have a built-in flash


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