Nikon Coolpix 8800, prosumer camera, bridge camera, DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, lens, interchangeable lens, RAW format, entry level DSLR camera, photography
Nikon Coolpix 8800. Image: wikio.fr
In recent years, photography enthusiasts often get a surprise with the presence of a wide range of digital cameras with a variety of types and advanced features. Digital SLR camera also gets a serious threat of mirrorless cameras.

Is a Prosumer camera also become a serious contender in the online store, and traditional shops? Prosumer camera can be an alternative for novice photographers and anyone who is bored with Digital SLR cameras which bulky and heavy.

Why there is prosumer camera in the world of photography? 
The term "prosumer" is a combination of professional and consumer. When a camera is usually referred to as a prosumer model characterized the ability of point and shoot but has more advanced features than a pocket camera, among others, as it has the ability to use manual exposure settings, ISO settings, as well as the the availability of RAW format image capture. RAW format is generally only available on professional cameras or in the entry-level digital SLR camera.
 
Samsung NX20, prosumer camera, bridge camera, DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, lens, interchangeable lens, RAW format, entry level DSLR camera, photography
Samsung NX20. Image: photoxels.com
Prosumer camera manufactured for photography enthusiasts who are enthusiastic, but not yet ready to buy a digital SLR camera or mirrorless cameras which more expensive than a prosumer camera. Some examples prosumer camera is the Canon PowerShot S120, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and Nikon Coolpix 8800. You can find a prosumer camera on another brand, of course.

Nowadays the main difference is the size dimensions DSLR, prosumer is smaller and lighter than a DSLR as well as his ability is still under DSLR. Viewfinder on prosumer indirectly obtained from the lens, there is even a small LCD that uses a electronic viewfinder (eg Nikon Coolpix 8800).

Prosumer and interchangeable lens

A few years ago prosumer lens can not be replaced, but now prosumer cameras already "align themselves" with a DSLR camera with the ability to change the lens, although not so many choices. Examples prosumer camera is the lens which can be replaced Olympus Pen E-P2, Panasonic Lumix GF3, Samsung NX20. We hope your 2014 will be available more lens options. Panasonic and Olympus serious possibilities to meet the needs of the lens for serious photographers.

In general, the DSLR has a sensor size (much) larger than the pocket or prosumer. Among pocket camera / prosumer itself was the size of the sensor varies; most cameras have a sensor 1/2.3 inch diagonal, while the camera is more "good" has a 1/1.7 inch sensor size. Compare with the DSLR sensor has a diagonal about 1 inch.

Prosumer cameras have a lens that is flexible , and the ability to change settings more sophisticated than a pocket camera, but the image quality is not much different, but you can not underestimate the Prosumer camera because camera manufacturers increasingly improve the sophistication of prosumer cameras.
 
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Olympus Pen E-P2 and lens. Image: stevehuffphoto.com
In terms of marketing, prosumer cameras have the possibility to compete with digital SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras. More affordable price can be a compelling reason for consumers to prefer a prosumer camera , which is also often referred to as a bridge to get to level Digital SLR camera, which is more sophisticated and certainly more expensive.

Prosumer camera is very comfortable to use for leisure activities, family events, even for social and business events. You will be comfortable using prosumer camera for vacation and adventure in exotic places. 

The price of the prosumer cameras is more affordable than Digital SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras. You will still get sharp pictures from prosumer cameras. I am confident that 2014 will appear various brands prosumer cameras, of course with more advanced technology and equipped with various features, as well as can be found on mirrorless cameras and Digital SLR.