There are many models of camera you must have come across while trying to buy the one for yourself. The sales man will try to sell the one he gets the commission for and you will like the one that looks beautiful. But there is more to a camera than just looks. Today we will try to learn about the types which are not too many.
Point and shoot cameras are technically known as compact cameras. You do not need to do much. Just look in the eye-piece and click and you will have the picture. The biggest advantage of a compact camera is their small size. You can carry it along wherever you go. It does not weigh you down. However this is not a good option as the images will never be high quality. You will have to pay a fortune for the higher level compact cameras, the price for which you can get better cameras of other types.
This is the most popular with amateur photographers nowadays. You can use you creativity with exposure and also the quality of images is better than compact cameras. They will have interchangeable lenses and you will have automatic as well as manual mode. This is the one I would like you to start with. The only disadvantage is that they are bulkier and would require a separate case to be carried along. Well nothing comes without disadvantages.
This is the newest technology. It has done away with bulkiness and has better image quality due to the better sensors. Well this I know very less about. So, I will elaborate some other time. They are expensive but worth if you are a professional.