The term originated in reference to film cameras that bridged the gap between point-and-shoot cameras and SLRs. Today, a bridge camera refers mainly to a digital camera with a fixed lens that has some of the characteristics of both point-and-shoot and dSLR cameras, usually with a relatively small sensor. Bridge cameras are sometimes referred to as Superzoom cameras because their lenses typically have a very wide range of focal lengths.Photo Tips
– This camera type falls between simple point-and-shoots and DSLRs or mirrorless cameras in both size and capabilities. They generally incorporate some advanced features — such as larger sensors, more powerful processors or sophisticated controls — but their lenses are not removable. Some bridge cameras have very long zoom lenses; 30X or greater is not uncommon.