Revenge of the Bridge Camera by Lumix Colleague Mark Toal
Revenge of the Bridge Camera. Just a quick heads up about the so-called “bridge camera.” What’s a bridge camera? Like my friend and Lumix colleague Mark Toal explains, “To me, a bridge camera has a long zoom lens attached to a point-and-shoot camera body and tends to look like baby SLR’s. Bridge cameras, like the Panasonic FZ1000, have always been an odd category for me; not a point-and-shoot and not an interchangeable lens and they have, or let’s say had, small sensors”.
I think Mark gives an apt description, and quite timely since I just received the newest Lumix bridge camera, the FZ300, to take on our second Invitation Photo Tour to South Africa in less than six weeks. Mark has written a great blog post over on the Joe Farce blog about the wonder of “bridge cameras.” It’s a great intro to this subject and more and more of our Explorers are seeing the benefits of not having to carry a bunch of lenses or more importantly their huge traditional DSLR’s