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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.

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Yes you can use a SLR lens as an attachment on some digital camera. You will have to check the camera to see if there is an attachment that is available on the camera.

Is a digital camera different than a digital slr camera?

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What does SLR stand for in digital SLR camera's?

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Which is better a digital slr camera or a film slr camera?

My opinion is the digital slr camera because you won't have to pay soo much money buying new film, where as the digital camera, you jut have to upload your pictures from the memory card onto your computer, and you can just reuse it again and again!

What is an average cost of a digital slr camera?

The average cost of a digital slr camera depends on where you buy it, the brand of the camera and what extra features you want. They can cost between $100 and $500.

Who sells the best slr digital camera?

If you want the best SLR digital camera, I would suggest you check out Best Buy or Fry's electronics. They both have the best deals in SLR digital cameras and come in a good affordable price.

The difference between a D-SLR camera and a SLR camera?

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How much better are slr digital cameras than the conventional digital camera?

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Where can one purchase a Nikon digital SLR camera online?

A Nikon digital SLR camera can be bought online from a number of vendors. Major retailers such as Curry's, Argos and John Lewis all sell different models of the SLR Camera with prices above å£200.

What was the first Sony Digital SLR camera?

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The Nikon D90 is what kind of digital camera?

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What brands carry a SLR camera?

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Are digital slr cameras good for amateur photography?

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