Bridge Camera – A Complete Buyer's Guide! (Part 3)

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The “market” and reception of bridge cameras?

The market for bridge cameras is gradually being squeezed from both ends of the range. Inexpensive DSLRs often overlap with bridge cameras, and manufacturers give priority to DSLRs since they can enjoy further profits from the sale of aftermarket lenses and accessories.

Compact cameras are also released with advanced functionality and large zoom ranges, features that could previously only be found in bridge cameras. However, compacts generally reply on automation and the menu system, lacking the multiple dials, rings, pushbuttons or other direct controls that allow efficient manual operations for users who study their bridge camera.

Description: Compact cameras are also released with advanced functionality and large zoom ranges

Compact cameras are also released with advanced functionality and large zoom ranges

Third-party manuals are available for particular popular models, as they are for DLSRs, but they are scarce for classic compacts a recent category is the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which features a large sensor and an interchangeable lens, but no mirror.

These occupy a niche at the top end of the bridge camera range, and in many respects (such as live view or electronic viewfinder only) are similar to smaller ones. They differ in that the larger sensor provides advantages (as noted above), but makes super-zoom lenses more difficult, hence the interchangeable.

Guiding a buyer.

As we wrote earlier, a bridge is a bit like a compact camera disguised as an SLR. They have the same bulky lenses, chunky grip handles and, more often than not, electronic viewfinders. The main advantage of a bridge is usually its lens, as these can be faster and more powerful at zooming than regular compact camera lenses

As bridges are technically similar to compact cameras, you should use the same basic criteria to pick a model. The only difference is that there’s no such thing as a good entry-level bridge – a good lens with a wide focal range never comes cheap.

Here are a few things to look out for when shopping for a bridge camera:

Description: How to choose a good bridge camera?

How to choose a good bridge camera?


Look for a BSI CMOS rather than a CCD sensor, as pictures taken in low light will come out better and look less grainy. The number of Megapixels doesn’t have much importance these days.


Bridges usually have wide-angle settings of 25mm or under and telephoto settings of 700mm or over. A good bridge should be a versatile camera, suitable for everything from landscape photography to snapping far-off subjects. Look at the aperture too (f/) – the lower this number, the faster the lens.


Description: Framing and viewing your images is accomplished with the high-quality

Framing and viewing your images is accomplished with the high-quality

The onscreen image shouldn’t look black when you look at the screen from below ( a common problem with TN screens) and the LCD should have a resolution of at least 460,000 dots for pictures to look sharp and precise.


To be honest, these are all pretty bad. It’s been a good few years since we’ve seen a decent electronic viewfinder in bridge camera (it was in the Minolta A3, as it happens).


We’d love to see a bridge start up in under two seconds but unfortunately these cameras tend to be rather slow! The autofocus should work in well under a second too, otherwise you’ll be hanging around waiting for the camera to catch up.

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