While smartphones are doing their best to kill point-and-shoot cameras, there’s still quite a bit of life left in the mid to high end, as we saw at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show. One of the most interesting categories is bridge cameras, with superzooms lenses of up to 60x that start from as wide as 20mm and go up to 1200mm.
What are bridge cameras?
Bridge cameras fill the gap between low-cost point-and-shoots and more expensive mirrorless ILCs and DSLRs by melding the best features of both. They have fixed long zoom lenses and easy to use Auto and Scene modes as well as advanced settings, (electronic) viewfinders, and excellent image quality.
To compete with smartphones, these models often come with Wi-Fi connectivity and apps for iOS and Android for simple picture transfers and remote viewfinder features. Bridge cameras also usually fall between the two categories when it…
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