10 Best Bridge camera of 2018

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  • Large 1-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for amazing defocus control
  • Bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0
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  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9 / 3:2 / 4:3 / 1:1. Built-in Wi-Fi and...
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps...
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  • 16MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor / DIGIC 4+ Image...
  • Powerful 42x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for...
  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9 / 3:2 / 4:3 / 1:1. Built-in Wi-Fi and...
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps...
  • [LEICA Lens] 24X Zoom (25-600mm) with F2.8 aperture...
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  • [4K Features] Capture moments with superb 4K imaging...
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens
  • 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 20 Mega Pixels still image resolution with 1080p HD video...
  • 35x optical zoom with optical image stabilization; 8GB SD...
  • Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4K QFHD 30p video with hybrid 8MP post capture
  • Large 1-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for amazing defocus control
  • Bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0
  • Get everything up close with powerful 35x Optical Zoom
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  • Minimized blur with Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization

Bridge Camera Guide

Worth knowing about the Bridge camera
The Bridge camera builds a bridge from the compact to the reflex camera, It is equipped with a lens that can not be changed, but can cover everything from wide-angle to telephoto. It is equipped with a larger sensor than the compact camera, but this is smaller than a SLR camera. Most bridge cameras use a contrast autofocus system that is slightly slower than the SLR camera’s phase autofocus, but the difference is minimal.

The advantages of Bridge camera
Since this camera comes with significantly less weight than a SLR, it is easy to carry, but does not quite fit as well in a jacket or trouser pocket as a compact camera or that Smartphone, If you are athletic or hiking, you will appreciate its lightness and easy handling. Most bridge cameras have the ability to manually adjust the focus or zoom to suit the conditions of the photo. The focal length is often enormous and ranges for example in the Panasonic Lumix FZ 200 from 25 to 600 millimeters. Since the lens is firmly connected to the camera, the image sensor can hardly be dusty. And because no mirror works, it works Bridge camera almost noiseless. If you want to take photos in a noise sensitive environment, then take the Bridge camera well served.

The display and the viewfinder
Before the picture is taken, the brightness of the picture in the viewfinder can be judged and – if necessary – corrected. The electronic viewfinder sends the image to the display, where the photographer can see it immediately and no longer has to hold the viewfinder of the camera to the eye. If you like to take black and white pictures, you can set this directly in the camera and get the black and white picture in the display. Similarly, other image formats can be set directly and judge the image before taking pictures. If the bridge camera is additionally equipped with a folding display, it allows easy shooting from frog and bird’s eye view. Here the bridge camera of the compact camera, but also the digital SLR is superior. The autofocus usually has a face recognition, so that sharp portrait photos succeed.

For whom is the bridge camera suitable?
Since bridge cameras are generally cheaper than a SLR camera, which requires different lenses, they are particularly suitable for beginners. It is much better in the hand than a smartphone, the viewfinder can also be held in front of the eye. It does not weigh much and is great for traveling, hiking and other activities. The photos can be compared well with many photos of SLRs and are often not significantly worse. They make high quality images, are handy, have a lens with a large focal length and are intuitive and easy to use. Many bridge cameras even allow the rotation of a short video, the length of which depends on storage space and battery charge.

The disadvantages of the bridge camera
The lens of the bridge camera can not be changed: Thus, neither an extreme wide angle nor a high-quality fixed focal length can be used. If you prefer high-quality lenses to change your camera, you must continue to use a digital SLR, even if it is much heavier. In terms of resolution and low noise, the full-frame camera is clearly superior to the smaller sensor of the bridge camera. If the lighting conditions are dark and difficult, the bridge camera has a hard time. Also targeted Tiefenunschärfen and bokeh are difficult to realize with a bridge camera. Since f8 has the smallest possible aperture in many cases, taking pictures at slow shutter speeds is difficult to achieve, as is the possible wiping effect. Because the electronic viewfinder and the sensor are constantly needed, the bridge camera needs a relatively large amount of power. If you take a lot of pictures, think of enough spare batteries.

The best bridge cameras
The Panasonic FZ-200 with its 12 megapixels has an excellent lens with a focal length of 25 – 600 millimeters, the display can be folded and rotated, the camera can record macros and HD video and is well suited for ambitious beginners. The successor is the Panasonic DMC FZ-1000, which already has 20 megapixels and 4K video. Also, the new Panasonic FZ300 is equipped with an excellent lens, as well as the Coolpix P900 from Nikon and the Cyber-Shot DSC-RX 10M2 from Sony. If you like traveling and want to take good pictures there, you can choose among these bridge cameras.

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