Bridge Cameras 'bridge' the gap between compact cameras and DSLRs. They resemble DSLRs in appearance and share some of their advanced features. Like compacts, they have a fixed lens and smaller sensor, most use Live Preview and Autofocus uses a contrast-detection mechanism. Most also have a Manual Focus mode, and an LCD screen as well as an EVF. Many have very highly specified lenses; some even have superzoom. They lack the reflex viewing system of a DSLR and have a longer shutter lag. However, high-end models have resolutions comparable to low and midrange DSLRs, zoom capability and a built-in flash similar to DSLRs, are lighter and more portable and cost a lot less.
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