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Principle difference is "through-the-lens" framing and focus. Naturally you can control depth of field, light levels, focus, etc with both units, but with the SLR you see these changes before you take the picture. Answer There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of camera: The compact will be smaller, lighter and quieter; the SLR has a mirror that flips up when the shutter is released to switch light from the viewfinder to the sensor. This makes a noise, the compact doesn't need the mirror so they can be pretty much silent. On the other hand, apart from the Leica M8, compact digitals do not have interchangeable lenses. Being able to change lenses is a big advantage, you can also see the affects of any filters by looking through the viewfinder. In most cases a digital SLR will have better quality optics, sensor and light metering than a compact digital - although there are exceptions; the M8 would give any DSLR a run for its money for quality - but it does cost £3000 for the body alone! 9-07-2006 The SENSOR ! The sensor is what holds the image you took. On most point and shoot digital cameras, the sensor is a certain size...... On a digital SLR, the sensor is BIGGER. The Sensor is not only larger, but is much more sensitive .
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A camera with manual aperture and shutter speed settings allow for greater creative flexibility in your photography, as you can photograph in various light settings and creat…e aperture and shutter settings typically not set by an automatic camera. Digital camera images also have less latitude and are more likely to lose detail if you don�t have the correct exposure setting. [Latitude is how forgiving the camera is before your exposure shows imperfections, like washed out areas]. (For example, darker areas will �drop-out� easier and lighter areas will appear washed-out.) Manual exposure settings to consider include aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation. [Aperture is the device in the lens that allows more or less light. Shutter speed is a measurement of how long the shutter is open when a picture is taken. Exposure compensation allows you to manually adjust the automatic setting up or down.] (For example, you are taking a photo of someone in front of a light window and the person becomes a silhouette. You �compensate� by manually letting in more light, which will reduce the silhouette effect.) Over-riding the automatic pre-set camera settings is sometimes necessary just to be able get a picture at all. (For example, photographs taken of ballroom dancers at night in a hall lit by flourescant lights with a compact digital camera set to 'Automatic' will always be blurred and have a color cast, but by going to Manual exposure with light-type adjustment and setting the exposure speed higher to avoid blur results in a dark photo that becomes reasonable after lightening it in a noise-reduction program on you computer.) How important manual settings are depends on how 'serious' you are about using, and learning to control your camera. If you just want to point and shoot you don't need extra controls, just the usual automatic settings. If you're interested in photography as a hobby and want to take more control of your pictures, then manual controls are really useful. (I'm not saying you can't take great pictures with auto cameras, just that you will have more options with manual options.)
A digital camera captures images through electronic sensors called "pixels", which each are sensitive to light. Put enough pixels together, stand back and it looks like a …picture. Electronic images are then stored as data on electronic media such as disks or flash memory; a digital camera refers only to the way the image is captured and stored. On the contrary, a non-digital or film camera uses a roll of light-sensitive film contained within the camera to capture an image. "SLR" stands for "Single Lense Reflex", meaning that the operator looks OPTICALLY through the same lense as the camera when taking the picture. Many older cameras had a lens for the operator to look through and a separate lense for the camera. There was a problem with paralax, focus, lense length and image composition. SLR camras solved those problems by providing a system of mirrors, which allowed the user to focus and compose his image properly. When the operator of a SLR camra pushed the shutter release, the mirror moved out of the way and the shutter exposed the film. SLR cameras also allow the operator to change lenses allowing for long shots with telephoto lenses, wide angle shots, ultra-wide angle shots and even mounting to astronomy quality telescopes. The same method is used in some high-end digital cameras, often called DSLM, or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, because of their lack of a mirror.
Answer Yes .... The Olympus C-8080. [Spelvin adds] Canon currently has more than 10 models in production that have that feature. All of them have shutter priority …as well. Panasonic (with Leica lenses!) has more than 6 models, in the FZ series. Sony currently offers the H5, H7, and H9. Fuji has the s8000 fd. Kodak currently has more than 10 models with an aperture priority option. If you choose Kodak, be sure to select a model that has the Schneider-Kreuznach lens. Additional entries: Samsung NV11 and NV20. (Both have a Schneider-Kreuznach lens.) Fujifilm E900. -------------------------------------- Answer Yes, Canon does: - mine is a 'Powershot' A710IS, and Canon makes others as well.Also, as far as I know, they are also the only ones who currently make manual/aperture priority/shutter priority cameras that have VIEWFINDERS as well. Check it out. -------------------------------------------------
Compact cameras are "point and shoot". SLRs usually require more manual input. In compact cameras, the lens is fixed to the camera. In SLRs, the lens is separate that yo…u have to put on.
CANON SX100 :) it has 8MP, 10x ZOOM and other good options
The difference is in what is used to capture the light. In film SLRs, the film exposed to light needs to be chemically processed. In digital SLRs, the sensor detects lig…ht and can produce high-quality images instantly and without buying more film.
Here is a question alot of people ask when buying cameras. Which should I buy..the "advanced" SLR or a Point and Shoot? Let's first address the "what do I use the camera f…or" aspect. If your looking for a camera to take family candids, vacations, just hit the button convience or everyday living I would suggest a point and shoot camera. That does not mean techno saviness not required either. All cameras require to a degree some techno learning, but just not as much needed with a point and shoot. Point and shoot cameras are created for convience...the camera to think for you and you hit the button to take the pic. Automatically it will focus, pick your shutter speed, pick your aperature, and if your still using film..will set your ISO film speed. This is done all automatically with a point and shoot, all you have to do is compose the shot and hit the button. Hence the name "Point and Shoot". Now if your looking for control...now it is time to look at SLR cameras..Single Lens Reflex. This involves people looking to further photography from plain ole candids to taking fine art. You need the control for instead of the camera thinking for you..you are thinking for it. Of course you have to remember the cost factor. With an SLR you will be buying camera body, many different types of interchangable lens for the body, filters, remote controller, tripod, hot shoe flash, etc. Yes it can get very costly. But in the end worth it and priceless. Let's go over just some advantages and differences: Point and Shoot Camera Controlled Fixed Lens with limitations on zoom Need a 5 megapixel or better for prints larger than 8 x 10 ISO Film Speed limitations Aperature and Shutter Limitations..small range Viewing thru viewfinder exactly as naked eye sees not as lens sees* Perfect for those quick shots of Grandma in the yard Less techno lingo required Most times all automatic including focus (*which u wont know thru looking thru the viewfinder until shot is developed) Small and lightweight Easy storage and travel Will take most large memory cards Some P/S cameras have add on filters for effects..bit more expensive camera to buy Some P/S cameras have add on lens for zoom and wide angle..also a bit ore expensive camera to buy SLR's Person controlled Interchangle lens for wide variety of shooting (telephoto, wide angle, fisheye, macro etc) Most are 6 megapixel and better..high resolution and high file for printing some as large as 20 x 30 ISO film speeds from 100-1600..larger range for low light and bright light situations Aperature and Shutter with auto settings or manual -Larger ranges Aperature from an F2-F32 on some..greater depth of field view -Shutter from bulb-1/3000 of a sec or higher in some..greater speed captures or slow motion captures Viewing thru the viewfinder as the lens sees the images, your eye sees at that time if in focus or not More techno lingo learning required Lot more gear to carry and store Will take all types of memory card storage..2 gigbyte can provide over 1000 images even high file size Perfect for the budding photographer looking to make more than a hobby All types of Filters for effects are available Justuffxpress.com offer variety of brand name digital cameras, including SLR and Point & Shot types of cameras.
A manual camera might be a little trickier to use than an automatic camera, but it allows you more control automatic exposure camera, it will keep being attractive for us eter…nally while a digital camera (or digicam) is a camera that takes video or still photographs, or both, digitally by recording images via an electronic image sensor.
SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex - if it doesnt say digital then its probably a film camera (35mm).
A Digital SLR (D-SLR) has a removable lens and larger image sensor. That means that regardless of megapixel a D-SLR will take a better picture because the photo does not lose …as much picture quality as it would in a Bridge or Point and Shoot camera. A D-SLR is faster and the time between taking photos is shorter. A Bridge camera will offer more zoom but less picture quality. A D-SLR can be upgraded with a different lens however to gain more zoom.
Start by powering on the camera and ensuring you have enough light around. Next, adjust the image mode to different modes such as Portrait, Landscape, Closeup or Sports depend…ing on what you need. Now, adjust the aperture to decide the amount of light to reach. The aperture settings are marked by the letter F and a series of numbers. The smaller the 'F' can be the wider the aperture is. The larger the "F" number is the more focus you will have. Finally, check the shutter speed. In most cases, the shutter speed can change when the aperture is adjusted. Faster speeds give more precise and sharper action shots. Finally, its time to capture the photo.
S = Single L = Lens R = Reflex
The difference is the lens, auto-focus, color and sharpness / detail of the picture, but this only depends on the two cameras that you are comparing.
With most D-SLR cameras, you just put the camera (and lens if it has the option) on Auto Focus (AF), then press the shutter half way down.
Digital SLR referes to "digital single-lens reflex." This terminology is often used when speaking about cameras. Such cameras can allow the photographer to change lenses as he… or she sees fit.
The difference is their sensor, Digital cameras has large sensors and TTL (through the lens) optical viewfinder while Compact system camera don't have TTL and interchangeable …lens except for the modern Compact. There is a quality difference because of the impact of the light that passes through the lens. There is also a difference on the pricing, compact is affordable than Digital; and mostly used by professional photographer. Even though latest compact system camera has a secondary lens that can be zoom in or out, it still remains to have a lower light impact on the images.
A digital SLR is convenient in the sense that it can fit in ones pocket and be taken any where. It is also relatively inexpensive. SLR's are for professional photo shooters.