Digital SLR Photography Guide

Custom Search

 go to Home go to Beginner Tips and Tutorials go to Camera Settings go to Online Photography Courses go to Photography eBooks go to Blog go to iPhone App




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?

  • One of the main differences between a point and shoot camera and a digital SLR camera is that an SLR has a detachable lens. In other words, you're not limited only to the lens that comes with the camera.

  • Digital SLR cameras also give you more control over manual settings such as exposure.

  • In many cases they offer a higher resolution. 10mb resolutions are quite affordable nowadays for those purchasing their first digital SLR camera.

  • Another advantage to SLR digital cameras is that they take photographs almost instantly with no lag time. This is useful when taking photographs of moving objects such as children.

Hardware details for digital SLR cameras

Wikipedia has information explaining the technical workings of digital SLR cameras for those interested in the hardware details.

SLR digital camera Canon 400D digital SLR camera

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.



Related Articles:





New iPhone App that will improve your DSLR Photography.
Created by SLR Photography Guide!


SLR Photography Guide iPhone App


Dedicated to helping you better understand your Digital SLR Camera:
Read More



Online Photography Course Username:

Password:


     Sign Up Here!

beginner online photography course

bullet NEW PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

go toBest aperture setting for portraits
go toHow to photograph people jumping
go toHow to focus for landscapes
go toShooting cascade falls
go toHow to photograph waterfalls and streams
go toHow to choose the correct ISO setting
go toLearn about animal photography
go toLearn about partial metering
go toWhat is the best portrait lens
go toWhen to use spot metering
go toWedding photography tips for amateurs
go toHow to photograph moving objects
go toTips for selling stock photography
go toHow to get into Shutterstock
go toBird Photography
go toHow to photograph lightning

bullet MOST POPULAR

go to DSLR settings
   - ISO camera settings
   - Shutter speed
   - AV mode
go to DSLR photography tips
go to Photo editing software
go to Things I wish I knew when I started
go to Night Photography Settings
go to Macro photography tips




Sitemap
Photography blog
SLR camera settings explained
Digital photography tips
Photoshop tutorials for photographers
About SLR Photography Guide
Chat with me about photography on Facebook

© 2007 - 2014 Tanya Puntti - SLR Photography Guide