Bridge cameras are very similar to compact cameras, but the difference is that a bridge camera has a fixed lens that allows you to zoom very far. A bridge camera is often a little larger with a body offering more grip.
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Bridge cameras are a fairly new development of a type of compact camera where you can zoom far. A bridge camera is a fixed lens camera, so you cannot change it. It is therefore also very similar to a compact camera. The bridge camera is larger than a compact camera though, which also gives you more grip. Outwardly, it closely resembles a mirrorless camera.
With a bridge camera, you have a wide zoom range. That's why this camera is also called a "super zoom" camera. Moreover, a bridge camera can be used for various types of photography. A bridge camera is perfect for photographing your holiday or everyday activities.
Because the bridge camera is an all-purpose camera, the image quality, especially when zoomed in far, may be a little less than if you have a dedicated zoom camera or lens. But if you plan to use this camera for everyday activities, holidays or memorable moments, then this is definitely an ideal camera! The price of this camera is generally lower than the SLR or mirrorless camera, which also makes it the ideal camera for the novice photographer.
Bridge camera vs. DSLR camera
In appearance, the bridge camera is quite similar to the DSLR. Although the bridge camera is lighter and slightly smaller. Moreover, with a DSLR you can change the lenses, while this is not an option with a bridge camera. The price for a bridge camera is generally lower than the price for DSLRs.