12 Different Types Of Cameras

The people of the world are becoming more and more consumed by technology. As a result, film photography has been all but forgotten about. This is why I believe that everyone should own a camera – even if they don’t use it often, they’ll be able to have memories captured forever in photos when technology eventually fails us.

What is a Camera?

A camera is a device that captures light and turns it into an image. The word “camera” comes from the Latin word for room, camera. A lens focuses light onto a film or digital sensor inside the camera, which records the images. Cameras come in many sizes and shapes, with different features to suit everyone’s needs.

Are you sick and tired of the same old photos? Want to do some traveling but can’t afford it? Just want to have some fun with your friends? A camera is a must-have for anyone that wants to take their photo game up a notch. It’s not just about taking pictures, either – we can edit them on our phones so they look like absolute masterpieces!

12 Different Types Of Cameras

There are different types of cameras available in the market. Depending on your purpose, choosing the right type is a must.


DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. They have a single lens reflex and also a digital imaging sensor. These are the most popular at the moment and used by professionals. They have a detachable lens.

Canon DSLR Camera [EOS 90D]

This is the perfect DSLR camera for beginners. All the smartest, newest features of Canon cameras are on this affordable package. With an 18-135mm USM lens attached you can take photos without missing a fast-paced moment, and share those 4K videos easily to your friends with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. The DIGIC 8 Image Processor brings high quality images that promise to make you more creative than ever before by giving you versatility to edit and create your own unique creations as they come to life on this Vari-Angle Screen which makes zooming in/out easier than pushing buttons!

Smartphone camera

A built-in camera to your phone. They can be very good and usable. Some smartphones may have up to 5 cameras on the back while others have just one. They use a digital image sensor.


Mirrorless is similar to DSLR cameras, but they do not have an optical viewfinder. In general, this makes them lightweight and more compact. They also have a lens which can be detached easily.


They come between a DSLR and a point and shoot cameras. The lens is fixed and cannot be removed. They usually come with telephoto focal range.

Film Cameras

Film cameras have been with us for a long period of time. They use a film where the images will be stored and then transferred into a physical photo. They are rare these days and are replaced with digital options.

Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot are common cameras you can see on the street. They are used by ordinary people who want to capture a moment. These models have a fixed lens, and the focal length may be adjusted using the on-camera controls.

Polaroid Cameras

As the name suggests, these cameras can take a photo and then print it instantly. They are also rare these days, but they were extremely popular.

Medium Format

They are considered to be semi-professional or full professional devices which have replaced 120mm films. They offer high image quality and can be used for countless purposes.

Digital Cine Cameras

Digital Cine Cameras are professional devices that offer high video quality. We can see them used for filming the documentaries, movies and more. Their lenses can be easily replaced. These are expensive and big cameras.

Rugged Cameras

They can be any type of the cameras you saw above, but they come with strong construction, and they are immune to water and dust.


They record or take a photo of 360 degrees (all around you). Some smartphones may have similar or the same option as well. There are only digital images of this kind.

Action Cameras

Action Cameras are used to film action. They have a rubber or heavy-duty shell and can be controlled remotely. You can see them on helmets of athletes or stunts.

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