A fixed lens camera is a high-end digital camera that is similar to a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) in terms of the design but it’s lens is not interchangeable.
The Casio EX-FH20 is a digital model with the SLR-style.
The common feature of the models using fixed lens is that the zoom lenses are often very large and the prices are usually higher than with point and shoot entry-level cameras. Conversion lens can be added to some fixed lens cameras to improve the zoom and wide angle capabilities.
As fixed lens models have shared some common features with DSLR cameras, but they are not DSLRs. Therefore, sometimes they are called “entry-level” DSLR models or DSLR-style models and ranked in the class of DSLRs. Such models are very nice in cases where a photographer at the intermediate level wants to change from an entry-level camera to a DSLR camera.
Also Called: beginner DSLR or DSLR-style camera.