What does SLR stand for when it comes to digital camera's?
SLR stands for single lens reflex. SLR (single lens reflex) refers to the way these camera's work. When a photographer presses the shutter button, a mirror flips out of the way to reveal the sensor. Some people also refer to them as DSLR, with the D being short for digital.
What are the main differences between a digital SLR camera, when compared to a point and shoot?
Hardware details for digital SLR cameras
Wikipedia has information explaining the technical workings of digital SLR cameras for those interested in the hardware details.
With prices for digital SLR cameras falling considerably over the last year, they are fast becoming more affordable and popular with amature photographers as well as professionals. Two of the most popular brands amongst amatures, are Nikon and Canon.
One of the most asked questions we receive from beginners, is what digital SLR camera should they purchase, which is when we normally point them to this next article: Canon vs Nikon.
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