Different Types of Cameras

Viewfinder Camera

This is a basic point and shoot camera that does not allow you to change any of its settings. The problem with this camera is that it causes parallax which means that it displaces the object that you are photographing because you are not looking through the same lens that takes the picture.

Rangefinder Camera

The most famous of these types of cameras as the Leica. With this camera you can change the aperture and the focus. It became popular with street photography and candid shots because it has such a quiet shutter.

Single Lense Reflex (SLR)

This is the type that is most commonly used today. It allows you to look through the same lens that takes the picture; therefore, there is no parallax.