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What is the difference between point and shoot camera and DSLR camera?


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2012-11-16 12:46:32
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A single lens reflex (SLR) is a camera that uses the same set of lenses to both focus the image on the CCD (digital) and enable the photographer to frame the picture. That is to say, when you look through the viewfinder of a DSLR you are looking directly at the object through the main lens. You are not looking at the digitally re-created picture of the object or through some other lens that is off-center of the main lens.

A point-and-shoot camera will have some other mechanism for framing the picture.


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the basic type of camera is what they call point and shoot

Most consumers are accustomed to the point and shoot camera which is a camera that does all the work for you and all you have to do is press the shutter release button. The first of these cameras was invented in 1978.

Yes, you send the Cannon point and shoot camera in to the company who has a warranty on their cameras, and if you are outside of warranty they will charge you a flat fee to fix your camera lenses.

Olympus SZ is a digital point and shoot camera, it is not a DSLR camera.

A point and shoot camera in general is a camera where one sees an image through a window in the camera. An SLR, which is also more expensive, allows one to see the actual image that will be taken by the camera.

It depends whether u want a point and shoot camera or a DSLR/professinal camera. In DSLRs nikon d2x seems to be the best and in Point and Shoot category Canon A650 is the one.

SLR and Point-and-Shoot cameras

Hewlett Packard sell a variety of point and shoot digital cameras. Depening on your price range there is a camera for everyone. The price ranges between a hundred and ten dollars to a hundred and fifty dollars each.

The Polaroid t833 is a waterproof point and shoot digital camera

It depends on the camera type. For inexpensive "point & shoot" cameras, the main difference is that a film camera takes the picture immediately when you press the button. On some digital cameras, especially the older ones, there is a delay, sometimes up to a second or more, between pressing the button and the camera taking the picture. With the more expensive SLR cameras, there is no difference in shutter response time between film and digital cameras. Most digital SLR's can take multiple pictures as rapidly as a film camera with a motor drive.

The point-and-shoot camera is generally considered an entry level camera. As such, it is very simple: point at what you want to photograph, and push the shutter button. They do not normally have any ISO (Sensitivity), aperture, or shutter adjustments. Many point-and-shoot cameras can be effective for carrying with you to get those quick snapshots that happen you wish you had your camera handy.

I would consider 1st is DSLR camera 2nd is BRIDGE camera 3rd is POINT & SHOOT camera

If you learn about exposure, you will learn how to leverage the automatisation of a point-and-shoot camera

With a manual camera, all exposure functions are set with manual controls, though manual cameras may have built-in light measuring devices. Point and Shoot cameras can fall into a variety of categories from the simplest box camera to very complex automated exposure and focus systems requiring little or no input from the user. Manual cameras generally demand more knowledge and experience to use successfully.

The term point and shoot is usually in reference to a type of electronic called the camera. The camera is a machine that is aimed at an area and captures it as a photograph.

The key features of a point and shoot camera is they offer more power, speed and they let you control certain aspects of a shot. They do cost more than a normal camera.

There are four main advantages of a point and shoot camera over a DSLR. These advantages include small size, light weight, fixed lens, and depth of field.

No, this is a point & shoot camera and there is no lens mount. The lens is fixed on the camera and cannot be removed.

Well son its like a camera point and shoot!

A top of the line point and shoot camera might run $600 or more, but in general a good camera can be purchased for $300-$500. Some of the modern digital point and shoot camera have video features. On the other hand, one can get an HD flash memory digital camcorder for as little as $100, but more often $200.

Basically both take pictures nonetheless. Both can be point and shoot. The difference is the memory and the technology. traditional cameras run on film while digital cameras on memory sticks or cards.

It depends on the shutter speed, if its a "point and shoot" camera the speed is determined by the auto settings of the camera. For a DSLR cameras you can control it manually, average DSLR cameras can shoot up to 1/8000th of a second.

The first camera was a simple point and shoot camera of the DX series. This was the first camera compatible with the EasyShare Camera Dock, it was later replaced by the CX series.

The type of camera that the Canon PowerShot is, is point and shoot as opposed to SLR. It is a digital camera meant for general consumers. It is aimed for non-professional camera users.

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