BenQ GH600. Image: bloginfocomputer.com
Before you decide to buy a new camera, then in general there are 3 types to the Compact system cameras, prosumer camera, and DSLR. Most people choose a compact camera because it is easy to carry anywhere with a point and shoot operation. Beyond the type of camera you know, you can also choose other alternatives, namely mirrorless camera or micro four third cameras (interchangeable lens camera system).
A Bridge to the DSLR
If you would like to learn more and would like explore further, then you need a camera that is not just "point and shoot", because these types of cameras have some limitations and fully automated operation. Yet to produce better image results further support the needed features. That requires a more pro camera or the advanced prosumer and DSLR cameras.
If you are constrained by budget, DSLR is not the right choice. Because the price offered is still high enough for some people. Not to mention the additional accessories needed to complement the needs of the camera. Model and the shape is also quite big and heavy to carry everywhere. Meanwhile mirrorless cameras are also sold at high prices. Therefore you need a bridge to jump from compact system camera to the digital SLR camera. You can choose prosumer camera, which is located between the type of compact camera and DSLR camera.
Digital camera prosumer DSLR cameras have similar to body and armed with a long lens but can not removable like the lens on a DSLR camera. This is one of the advantages that a prosumer camera than the other, which is a long zoom lens. In fact you can buy a prosumer camera with ultra zoom lens or a super zoom with a 20x optical zoom even more. So enough with the lens attached that is already able to reach objects both near and far. Unlike the compact cameras that have an average or small optical zoom to change their DSLR lenses with a longer to reach distant objects. Be superior prosumer camera with this feature.
For the size of the circle lenses, prosumer tend to be smaller than DSLR cameras and larger than the compact. This is because the size of the sensor used is smaller than prosumer DSLR and larger than compact. It's one of the fundamental differences between the three types of cameras. And this will be related to the ability of the camera to process the image. The larger the sensor, then the images will get better.
Lately prosumer camera can also be set manually. Aperture / diaphragm, ISO and shutter speed can be set manually, so that your creativity is not limited by the automated system. Now almost all the prosumer has the ability to record video and Live View facility. You can also create video clips or movies with a prosumer camera with Full HD image quality.
With capabilities and existing technology, prosumer cameras are considered more practical for day-to-day activities of photography. With the price and lighter weight than DSLR cameras, prosumer cameras then became the choice of many people. You do not need to worry; you can create a macro photo, landscape, sport, night shot even still possible to do well, although there are some limitations. Special for the night, some type of prosumer cameras has added a handy holder for external flash paired with greater power.
If you want to buy a prosumer camera, then you can try the BenQ GH600, Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Canon PowerShot SX500, Olympus SP-800UZ, FujiFilm Finepix S4300 or Nikon Coolpix L810, even Sony, Pentax and Samsung also has launched a prosumer camera. Prosumer camera is often classified as a semi-professional camera, but if you can use the power and features of the camera with a serious prosumer, then you can make sharp photos and results as well as the work of a professional photographer.