|Panasonic Lumix FZ200. Image: dphoto.it|
It is true that not everyone needs a DSLR camera for everyday photography or to take a vacation. As we understand it, a DSLR camera has a big body and certainly heavy to carry comfortably. Moreover DSLR cameras are more expensive than the prosumer or compact camera. However, you can choose a DSLR camera with a light body and smaller than similar cameras, such as Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (Kiss X7) or EOS 100D.
Prosumer cameras often referred to as a bridge (bridge camera) that connects between compact cameras with DSLR cameras. If you want to have a prosumer camera, then you need to consider several factors before you make a decision, are as follows:
Of course you want to have a prosumer camera with better image quality than the camera feature on a smartphone or a compact camera, then you should choose a prosumer camera with a resolution of at least 16 megapixels, Because with more megapixels comes the ability to print larger and clearer photos, the which is useful if you want to frame your photos or scrapbook. Look for features like a broad ISO range, at least 100 to 3200, so you can adjust your camera settings to fit the lighting of the environment. These cameras let you get close to your subjects by offering an optical zoom of at least 24 xs. With a fairly long zoom range, you will be easy to bring a unique subject that you want to photograph without the subject's knowledge.
Besides the compact design, light weight and not the size of a DSLR camera, it also should be ergonomically comfortable when you hold it so that when you take pictures, even if it delicious when used to take pictures with one hand, for example to make a photo Selfie. If you are matched with a design factor, then you also need to see the main features.
Ensure that you have a prosumer camera burst mode, which lets you take multiple pictures with the touch of the button. Perhaps you also need to ask if there is a panorama feature. In this mode, you push the button and you can pan the camera, allowing the camera to automatically stitch together all these photos. Panorama feature is very useful for making landscape photos, or when you want to capture a narrow room. If you want to make a movie or a video clip, get a camera that has the OIS mode to reduce shakiness and blur. Make sure that the prosumer camera that you will buy has been equipped with Full-HD video, so you can play your videos in high-definition television.
|Olympus Stylus XZ-10. Image: camyx.com|
Some prosumer cameras that you can choose for example: Canon PowerShot S120, Fujifilm X20, Olympus Stylus XZ-10, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark II, Fujifilm S1 or Panasonic Lumix FZ200 and Samsung WB2200F asuperzoom with Wi-Fi, with exceptional zoom range, 60x.
If you look at the reviews on various photography magazines or on the Internet, you will see many prosumer cameras with a superzoom lens, such as the Olympus Stylus SP-100. All of these cameras will tempt you with a variety of features that are needed such as built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, so you can immediately share your photos to social media networks.