Zoom-lens reflex camera

Zoom-lens reflex camera

Zoom-lens reflex (or ZLR) cameras are similar to Single Lens Reflex (or SLR) cameras, except instead of interchangeable lenses common to SLR cameras, they have a fixed zoom lens.

The term was originally coined by Olympus for the [http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_film_isseries.asp IS-series] film cameras [cite web
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] and [http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_archived_product_details.asp?fl=2&id=714 E-20N] digital cameras, although Olympus later switched to using the term SLR. Since then the meaning has evolved, and now "usually refers to the latest all-in-one, auto-everything designs with a built-in zoom lens" [cite book
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] (whether optical reflex viewing or electronic viewfinder), like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 [ cite web|url=http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Digital-Cameras/Lumix-Digital-Cameras/model.DMC-FZ8K|title=Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8|publisher=Panasonic] , although the term is not widely used.

References

ee also

* Single-lens reflex camera
* Digital single-lens reflex camera
* Electronic viewfinder


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