What are bridge cameras?
Bridge cameras fill the gap between low-cost point-and-shoots and more expensive mirrorless ILCs and DSLRs by melding the best features of both. They have fixed long zoom lenses and easy to use Auto and Scene modes as well as advanced settings, (electronic) viewfinders, and excellent image quality.
To compete with smartphones, these models often come with Wi-Fi connectivity and apps for iOS and Android for simple picture transfers and remote viewfinder features. Bridge cameras also usually fall between the two categories when it comes to pricing.
If you are looking for a better camera than what’s included in your smartphone, one of these bridge cameras is what you need to get the professional quality pictures you want without the technical difficulties and high prices of ILCs and DSLRs.