Bridge Camera Guide
The step-up from a point-and-shoot
With a large fixed lens and great zoom, these cameras 'bridge the gap' between powerful DSLRs and more basic point-and-shot models.
Why they're great
- Ease of use. Pre-set modes and a fixed lens make taking each shot quick and simple
- Impressive zoom power lets you take quality close-up shots, perfect for wildlife
- A smaller sensor means that typically the image quality will be lower compared to DSLRs
- You cant change the lens, which could restrict your creativity
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