The cameras available in the market today cab be divided into three main categories:
Point and shoot cameras are the pocket size cameras and readily available everywhere. Refer image above. For detailed discussion on this Please click here.
Digital SLR camera is meant for professionals and are most expensive in the line. Most of the discussion in the sections to come will be based around them. More on DSLRs.
Next one is the High End Bridge camera. These lie somewhere in between the simple point and shoots and professional DSLRs. This is a very good type and little expensive compared to the PnS camera. All major manufacturers make these type of cameras. Regular models available in the Indian market today are: