In traditional film photography you can choose from a wide range of cameras and formats—from the disposable camera to the 20-by-24-inch Polaroid camera used to create museum-quality photos. Digital photography offers less range in categories of cameras, but if you understand the types of digital cameras available, what they can and can't do, you'll be able to choose the best camera for your needs (Table 4.1).
|Type||Typical Users||Common Uses|
|Entry-level||Novice photographers||Basic snapshots, Web site use|
|Deluxe point-and-shoot||Amateur photographers, business users||Quality snapshots for personal and business use|
|Prosumer||Serious amateurs||High-quality prints, catalog use|
|Professional digital SLR||Professional ...|