Format

The form of digital camera can be SLR, SLR-like, Compact, or Swivel.

First digital cameras were compact type because the objective focus has to be adapted to real CCD dimension. Almost no manual settings are available.

 

SLR-like cameras are intermediate solution for users who wants to use the camera in manual modes, but the lens are still not interchangeable.

 

Swivel digital camera is very good solution to turn  the LCD screen to best visible position.

And if you have enough of money, you will buy a digital SLR camera. It will cost over $5000 (at dec.2001). You can use all of accessories you already have. Today SLR cameras are made for professional use only. They will be the best toys for macro photography when the prices fall down to consumer's pocket and the dimension of CCD reaches the classic film dimension.