DSLR cameras are digital single-lens reflex cameras. This means that you can view your scene directly by means of prisms and mirrors found inside of the camera. With a DSLR camera you can view the photograph on the LCD screen just after taking it. An advantage of this camera compared to a fixed lens camera is that you can mount different lenses onto the same camera body allowing you to photograph a variety of subjects from portraits to landscapes.
Entry-level: Canon EOS 4000D + EF-S 18-55mm III + EF 75-300mm III
Intermediate: Nikon D750
Professional: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Mirrorless Digital Cameras
Mirrorless cameras are growing in popularity. Apart from the size benefits, the mirrorless cameras boast impressive image quality compared to DSLR cameras. As with DSLR’s, mirrorless cameras offer the option of attaching different lenses and viewing your images on an LCD screen.
Entry-level: Canon EOS M50 + 15-45mm
Intermediate: Sony Alpha a7 III
Professional: Fujifilm GFX 50S
It may be true that talent lies with the photographer and not the gear (there are a few professional photographers out there who use compact cameras), but there are certain limitations with these cameras for example, you’re not easily going to capture a high-speed wildlife chase using most compact cameras. Also known as a point-and-shoot camera, these cameras don’t have interchangeable lenses but rather come with a fixed lens usually range between 24mm to 720mm. You can also view what you’ve captured on the back of the camera’s LCD screen.
This camera was designed, literally, to bridge the gap between compact and DSLR cameras. Like compact cameras, bridge cameras have fixed lenses but their lenses offer superior zoom capabilities and have improved performance with regards to shutter speed, frame rate and focusing passed from DSLR cameras.
Not to be confused with a point-and-shoot (compact) camera. Point-of-view (POV) cameras, also known as action cameras, capture video from a unique perspective thanks to their small size. Most POV cameras are rugged and waterproof. GoPro is a great example: When first launched, it was mostly used by adventure sportsmen but as of late the brand has expanded its horizons. POV cameras are now used to create cool videos and to relive everyday moments.