There are always plenty of cameras being discounted on Black Friday, but if you're not familiar with what a few terms mean, it can be difficult figuring out which cameras are truly worthwhile. A poor choice can lead to years of grainy and out-of-focus photos. A great choice, in turn, can lead to plenty of great pictures that were captured at a great price.
While most may be satisfied with the simple point-and-shoot, there are also aficionados who may be interested in choosing a camera with more features than their simpler counterparts. This guide will give a brief overview of the different types of digital cameras available. We’ll also cover a number of common terms that you should be acquainted with to make sure you find the right camera to fit your needs.
To start things off, we’ll go over the four main types of cameras currently on the market.