Compact Digital Cameras

The most common type of digital camera (see Figure 1.5) includes a built-in lens and flash unit, an LCD monitor for viewing images, and an optical viewfinder—a small window for viewing the scene—above the lens that will actually take the picture. Although cameras of this type are often called point-and-shoot models, this term is valid only for the inexpensive, basic models. Consequently, I'll refer to cameras with a built-in lens as compact cameras to distinguish them from the larger SLR models that accept interchangeable lenses.

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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