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General Digital Camera Types

  • Webcam: no mechanical shutter; video oriented;
  • usually low cost, resolution, & image quality
  • Compact: fits in a pocket; may be high resolution,
  • but lens and manual controls are usually limited
  • Super-Zoom: built-in lens covers wide focal length
  • range and many compensate for camera shake
  • Prosumer: high image quality, manual controls,
  • lots of “creative options” for use; often a DSLR
  • DSLR: optically view through the lens using a mirror;
  • big & mechanically complex; interchangeable lenses