Cameras- Capture the memories of your life

You cannot go out with family and friends without carrying Camera as it captures our moments as an image.

A camera is an optical gadget for recording or catching images. A film camera or a video camera works same as picture camera but records a sequence of stationary images in a quick string, combine them and show them. It has a box-like structure and easy to handle in hand. It is the device which generates a solo copy of an object and archives it on a photographic film by governing the amount of light entering in a camera or touches a portion of a light sensitive film.

How does a Camera work?

A camera uses a simple mechanism or process for recording or capturing an image, the figure and extent of most cameras differ but have similar constituents. Flash and looking lens on one side and broader lens on the other side light arrive in a bounded container through a converging lens and an image is recorded on a light-sensitive medium. A close mechanism operates the length of time that light can enter the camera.

Given below are different types of Cameras: –

Compact Cameras

These type of cameras acquires minimum space. It is the most precise type of Camera and can be carried anywhere. They are also known for point and shoot and is affordable for middle- class community. It is so easy to capture an image from this type of cameras, all we need to do is just point the camera in the direction of the source and press the button and the desired image is captured.

Mirrorless Cameras

The main aim of this type camera is to do away with the bulky mirrors and pentaprisms required for optical viewfinder of the DSLR. These cameras are the fusion of compact and DSLR cameras.

Digital Signal Lens Reflex Cameras (DSLR)

It is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. Its optical viewfinder allows framing in worst light conditions. They came with the variety of lenses which interchanged according to the need of the photographer. These cameras come with very fast auto-focus and offer users with total manual control over scene modes.

These cameras are bulky than the compact cameras but are worth having because they are user-friendly. There are different sensor sizes such as cropped sensor, APS-C and DX for smaller versions and FX or full frame for bigger versions. High-end cameras use FX for offering high image quality in different light conditions.

Big Stuff Cameras

These cameras are generally used for landscape and commercial shooting purpose and are bigger than 35mm cameras. The most affordable ones are worth 10,000 $-15000$ without lenses but with high image resolution.

Film Cameras

The prime category of cameras. They came in four varieties large format cameras, rangefinders, holgas/lomos and phone cameras.  Large format cameras come with a wooden box, bellows, and black cloth.

They have an excellent resolution but their large negative size makes buying of film, development, scanning and printing difficult and costly. Phone cameras are commonly used these days and their features are getting better with every passing day.


These are an alternative to DSLRs.  Their optical viewfinder doesn’t pass through the lens. This enables a neat manual focus system based on split screens. The most popular among these cameras is the Leica M version. Its latest version M Monochrome is one of the best digital cameras you can go for.

Holgas/Lomos are suitable for playing purpose. These are light leaking, plastic film bodies with no control. They produce awful pictures but have a special look which people appreciate. They are quite affordable and are a fun to work with.

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