Bridge Cameras are cameras which fill the niche between the digital single-lens reflex cameras and the point-and-shoot camera (compact). They are often comparable in size and weight to the smallest digital SLRs (DSLR), but almost all digital bridge cameras lack an optical viewfinder system. In addition, DSLRs normally feature interchangeable lenses, while current bridge cameras do not. But they are equipped with a massive zoom lens as standard that would cost an arm and a leg to buy for a DSLR.
DSLR-like features such as the ability to shoot unprocessed raw files (not usually offered by compacts) and also the compressed JPEG files offered by compacts are another feature of most bridge cameras
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