Q1. Choose a camera type:
Small, lightweight and simple to use. Costs under £100 for a basic one, and up to £400 for a fancier one, depending on features required.
Very long zoom in a slightly bulky body costing between £150 and £400.
A removable lens system that's a more compact version of a DSLR costing between £400 and £1000.
Removable lenses, an optical viewfinder (one that you can look through), and full manual controls costing between £400 and £3,000.
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