Choosing the right camera for a friend, family member, or yourself can be easy if you have the right information. Your Aunt Martha may love a standard digital camera but it may be less than adequate for someone who is a serious photo fan.
So what are the differences between camera models and how do you choose the right one? We’ll go over the basics of each type of camera so you can make the right decision.
Compact digital cameras
These are the digital cameras that almost everyone recognizes because they are the most popular and are usually very affordable, so almost anyone can fit one of these in their budget.
Compact digital cameras are rectangular in shape with fixed or permanent lenses attached to them. The top manufacturers for these cameras are Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Sony. More...
Many people havae owned some sort of camera to take pictures with. It may have been an old school styled film camera, an “instant” camera, phone camera, or one of the popular easy to use point-and-shoot digital cameras.
But if you are someone who really likes to take pictures, you’ve probably seen professionals use DSLRs. If you’ve ever wondered what DSLRs are all about and asked yourself the question, “Should I buy a DSLR camera?” you’ve come to the right place for answers.
We’ll give you some basic information on what DSLRs are and if a DSLR camera will suit your needs as a photographer. More...
In the previous article in this series (DSLRs: The hottest entry level camera models you can buy – Part 1) we covered the basic advantages of DSLRs and listed two models as good entry level choices: the Nikon D5100 and the Canon T3i. In part 2 we’ll name two more models to consider.
Although Pentax is a camera company that has been around for a long time, it hasn’t really gotten the coverage or publicity that the megabrands get such as Nikon and Canon. No doubt this is due to a lack of a large war chest of advertising dollars. But what the company does with its cameras more than makes up for its mild case of anonymity.
The K-30, in short, is one of the best entry level DSLRs that you can buy. It features excellent image quality, good performance, a good variety of features, competitive pricing, and to top it off, it is weatherproof.
The Pentax K-30 wins on style points as the camera body has a steel frame encased in a polycarbonate shell; this makes the camera resistant to harsh weather—a plus for those who frequent the outdoors or those who are prone to spilling drinks on their cameras. It is comfortable to hold and has a nice design. It comes with a standard 18mm-50mm zoom lens. More...
Today’s DSLRs offer features and abilities that would have sounded like science fiction 25 years ago. But they are, indeed, electronic marvels that allow photography fans to shoot, manipulate, edit, and enhance their images to produce wonderfully beautiful photos.
If you’re in the market for a DSLR or are thinking about upgrading to one, we’ll help you by listing some of the best entry-level DSLRs money can buy.
First things first
A DSLR or digital single lens reflex camera is a fancy way of just saying that you are seeing what the camera sees by viewing the scene through the lens of the camera. This small engineering feat is done by a mirror which reflects the image into the viewfinder or LCD display screen. It swings out of the way when you take the photo.
DSLRs are known for their ability to use different interchangeable lens to adapt for different shooting situations. If you’re at a sporting event and want to get a close-up of one of the players, a zoom lens is what you’ll use. If you’re in a crowded room and want to get a photo of everyone in the party, you’d switch to a wide angle lens.
This interchangeability of lenses gives the photographer more creative freedom; and there are all sorts of special lenses that will help to do this.
DSLRs are powerful image processing units that can help you to adjust to shooting situations such as low-light, color balance, focusing, quick action, and much more. In addition, DSLRs can also shoot video. More...
By Frank Ling
We’ve all seen DSLR cameras advertised on television shopping networks and commercials that promise superior images and ease of use. But there are so many brands and models out there; it can get pretty confusing for anyone who is looking for a camera that suits their needs.
We’ll take a look at DSLRs and other cameras and hopefully bring this subject into better focus.
What’s a DSLR?
Before the “D” was placed before “SLR,” the letters stood for a certain style of camera called the single lens reflex. These cameras were noted for their interchangeable lenses, the ability to see what you were photographing through the camera’s lens, and the ability for the user to have total control over exposure, focus, shutter speed, and other parameters.
Today’s DSLRs or digital single lens reflex cameras do everything the old school models did and a lot more; they provide digital effects, auto focus, intelligent scene recognition, are able to shoot video, and host a dizzying array of customizable features.
DSLRs save all their images on small memory cards as opposed to old school film cameras. With DSLRs, developing photos are as easy as using a color printer. For maximum quality, some people choose to have their digital images processed by a photo service. More...
You're looking at the Aptus -II. This camera has the worlds' highest resolution digital camera back, taking pictures at a whopping 80 mega pixels!
Its ISO ranges from 80-800, and the full-frame 53.7x40.3mm CCD sensor offers a 12-stop dynamic range, all viewable on a 3.5" LCD screen.
It's ironic that the picture being taken with the Aptus-II is a car, since that's how much it costs. Leaf is currently selling them at just under $32,000. Totally. Worth. It.