Digital Cameras

Digital cameras are handheld electronic devices which capture and store images and sometimes video. The majority of compact cameras that are available today are digital, meaning that they store image files in a digital format. Digital cameras usually have a built-in screen to provide a preview of the photograph.

Types of Digital Camera:
Compact
Point-and-shoot
SLR
DSLR
Bridge
Compact Thermal

How do Digital Cameras work?
Once you press the button on a digital camera, the light goes through an open aperture and through the camera lens. These light rays are converted into electrical signals by a CCD (charged coupled device) or a CMOS image sensor. These sensors detect the light coming in and store the data as a string of numbers which contains pixel information.


What happens to an image once I have taken it?
Once images have been captured, they can be retrieved by connecting the digital camera to a PC. They are connected by cable or later camera models feature a built-in Wi-Fi connection for image transmission. Alternatively, the camera can be connected straight to a hard drive for storage or a printer.

What is DSLR?
DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. A DSLR camera works by passing light through the lens to a mirror which in turn sends the image to a viewfinder or image sensor. DSLR cameras are usually more expensive than traditional compact cameras and are more popular for professional photography.

What is a Bridge Camera?
Bridge cameras sit between the compact camera and the DSLR. They often look like a DSLR but do not feature interchangeable lenses. However, they do have manual controls such as speed and aperture.

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Description Price Model Camera Type Optical Zoom Colour Megapixels Digital Zoom Sensor Built-In Flash LCD Size Touchscreen Viewfinder Dimensions Video Resolution Height
RS Stock No. 907-5707
Mfr. Part No.Gravity X
BrandBartec
£2,340.90
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PIXAVI Gravity X Compact 4X Black, Grey 8MP - - Yes - Yes - 65 x 150 x 12mm 3264 x 2248 150mm
RS Stock No. 122-8534
Mfr. Part No.1079C007
BrandCanon
£211.80
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IXUS 285 HS Compact 12X Silver 20.2MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 3in No - 99.6 x 58 x 22.8mm 1920 x 1080 58mm
RS Stock No. 122-8533
Mfr. Part No.1076C007
BrandCanon
£216.68
Each
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IXUS 285 HS Compact 12X Black 20.2MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 3in No - 99.6 x 58 x 22.8mm 1920 x 1080 58mm
RS Stock No. 134-0398
Mfr. Part No.1806C009AA
BrandCanon
£122.15
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IXUS 185 Compact 8X Silver 20MP 4X 1/2.3 CCD Yes 2.7in No - 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm 1280 x 720 54.3mm
RS Stock No. 134-0389
Mfr. Part No.1717C012AA
BrandCanon
£532.93
Each
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PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact 3X Black 20.1MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 3in Yes - 98 x 57.9 x 31.3mm 1920 x 1080 57.9mm
RS Stock No. 135-0990
Mfr. Part No.DMC-FT30EB-A
BrandPanasonic
£152.37
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LUMIX DMC-FT30 Compact 4X Blue 16MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 2.7in No - 103.7 x 58.3 x 19.7mm 1280 x 720 58.3mm
RS Stock No. 159-6162
Mfr. Part No.DSCWX350B.CEH
BrandSony
£224.39
Each
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DSC-WX350 Compact 20X Black 18.2MP 80 (Movie) X, Up → 306 (Still Image) X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 3.0in No - 96 x 54.9 x 25.7mm 1920 x 1080 54.9mm
RS Stock No. 135-0991
Mfr. Part No.DMC-FT30EB-R
BrandPanasonic
£142.80
Each
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LUMIX DMC-FT30 Compact 4X Red 16MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 2.7in No - 103.7 x 58.3 x 19.7mm 1280 x 720 58.3mm
RS Stock No. 159-6160
Mfr. Part No.DSCW800S.CEH
BrandSony
£81.60
Each
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DSC-W800 Compact 5X Silver 20.1MP 10 (Movie) X, Up → 40 (Still Image) X 1/2.3 in Super HAD CCD Yes 2.6in No - 50 x 22 x 54mm 1280 x 720 22mm
RS Stock No. 135-0992
Mfr. Part No.DSCW800B.CEH
BrandSony
£81.60
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DSC-W800 Compact 5X Black 20.1MP 10X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 2.7in No - 50 x 22 x 54mm 1280 x 720 22mm
RS Stock No. 161-8186
Mfr. Part No.TP3rEx
BrandCorDEX
£1,621.52
Each
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Toughpix Digitherm Compact Thermal - Black 5MP - 80 x 60 Pixel Array, Thermal Yes 71.12mm No Yes 113 x 45 x 76mm - 76mm
RS Stock No. 135-0989
Mfr. Part No.DMC-FT30EB-K
BrandPanasonic
£152.48
Each
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LUMIX DMC-FT30 Compact 4X Black 16MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 2.7in No - 103.7 x 58.3 x 19.7mm 1280 x 720 58.3mm
RS Stock No. 159-6161
Mfr. Part No.DSCWX350W.CEH
BrandSony
£224.39
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DSC-WX350 Compact 20X White 18.2MP 80 (Movie) X, Up → 306 (Still Image) X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 3.0in No - 96 x 54.9 x 25.7mm 1920 x 1080 54.9mm
RS Stock No. 134-0390
Mfr. Part No.1718C011AA
BrandCanon
£532.75
Each
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PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact 3X Silver 20.1MP 4X 1/2.3 CMOS Yes 3in Yes - 98 x 57.9 x 31.3mm 1920 x 1080 57.9mm
New
RS Stock No. 191-5231
Mfr. Part No.V104210RE000
BrandOlympus
£479.88
Each
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TG6 Compact 4X Red 12MP - - Yes 3in - - 113 x 32.4 x 66mm - 66mm
RS Stock No. 134-0399
Mfr. Part No.1809C009AA
BrandCanon
£122.15
Each
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IXUS 185 Compact 8X Red 20MP 4X 1/2.3 CCD Yes 2.7in No - 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm 1280 x 720 54.3mm
New
RS Stock No. 191-5230
Mfr. Part No.V104210BE000
BrandOlympus
£479.88
Each
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TG6 Compact 4X Black 12MP - - Yes 3in - - 113 x 32.4 x 66mm - 66mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-0806
Mfr. Part No.HX400V
BrandSony
£359.87
Each
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DSC-HX400V Compact 50X Black 20.4MP 810 (VGA)X - Yes 3in - Yes 129.6 x 114.8 x 93.2mm 1920 x 1080 93.2mm
RS Stock No. 161-8187
Mfr. Part No.TP3r
BrandCorDEX
£767.91
Each
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Toughpix Digitherm Compact Thermal - Black 5MP - 80 x 60 Pixel Array, Thermal Yes 2.8in No Yes 113 x 45 x 76mm - 76mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-0805
Mfr. Part No.RX100
BrandSony
£273.85
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DSC-RX100 Compact 3.6X Black 20.2MP 54 (VGA)X - - 3in - - 101.6 x 35.9 x 58.1mm 1920 x 1080 58.1mm