Did you ever heard about Bridge Cameras? Bridge Cameras simply is a mix between the normal DSLR Cameras and the compact cameras.
That's why a lot of photographers like it. It offers the simplicity of a compact camera and also the features of DSLRs.
In the event, we will talk more about bridge cameras and how to use it efficiently.
At Camera Rated, We did a Complete Bridge Camera 2018 Buyer's Guide with in-detailed review for each model.. It will help you a lot.
The bridge camera does bear resemblance to a DSLR in appearance, and that is probably where the similarities end; the lens on the bridge camera is not removable, the viewfinder, if it has one, will be electronic and not optical, because there is no reflex mirror or prism assembly inside the camera like a DSLR has, the focusing system is different and isn’t as fast. Finally, the image quality will not be as good as that from a DSLR. Bridge cameras do however offer some major advantages over DSLRs.
One of the best reasons to invest in a bridge camera is the generous range of features you'll be able to take advantage of. Bridge cameras have many more functions and settings than you will find on a standard compact digital camera and these can help you take better photos.
When buying a bridge camera, there are some important features you have to put in mind before purchasing one in order to get the best one that suits you, here are some things that you should focus on:
First, there is Image stabilisation: if you are using a long zoom, or taking regular pictures, or shooting in low light environments, then image-stabilisation is your new best friend, it stops the hands from shaking which causes you to spoil your photos and keeps them sharp and blur free.
Second, you have WiFi and geo tagging: some bridge cameras include a built in GPS, it helps in recording where your photos have been taken, some others connect to a smartphone using WiFi and take the information from your smartphone’s GPS. WiFi can also be used to transfer pictures to your phone or PC, or to preview and even take photos using your phone’s screen.
Third, burst rate: it is the camera’s ability to rattle off a series of shots quickly, usually described in how many frames it can take per second, such as 5fps, 7fps or 12fps. A fast burst rate can come in handy when you are taking action or wildlife shots, as you have more chance of capturing the perfect moment.