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...