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What Is a DSLR Camera?

What Is a DSLR Camera?

A DSLR camera, or digital single-lens reflex camera, is a powerful digital camera capable of taking beautiful high-quality pictures. Unlike simpler point-and-shoot cameras, a DSLR camera allows you to remove the lens and attach another lens with different properties to achieve a different effect in your pictures. They also have a bigger, brighter viewfinder that shows you what the lens sees rather than just a recreation of the image on an LCD screen. Digital SLR cameras have more in common with traditional cameras that use film than with cell phone-type cameras, making them a good choice for professionals and anyone who is interested in taking their photography to the next level.

DSLR or Point-and-Shoot Camera?

Digital point-and-shoot cameras are smaller, lighter and more portable than DSLR cameras. This makes them great for traveling when packing space is critical. They take quality pictures without requiring a lot of photography experience. It's worth noting that point-and-shoot digital cameras are typically less expensive than DSLR cameras.


When it comes to image quality, the other hand, there's no comparison. DSLR cameras have a much larger image sensor than digital point-and-shoot cameras, which allows them to take extremely high-quality pictures. This is typically true even if the point-and-shoot camera technically has more megapixels (and megapixels aren't everything). DSLR cameras also offer greater adaptability and flexibility. For example, they give you full control over the depth of field, so you can really bring your subject into focus; you can even create a blurred background to make your subject stand out even more. Some of these features take time to master, however.

 

In short, DSLR cameras require a higher investment in terms of both time and money; they are more expensive and complex, but they payoff is that they produce higher-quality pictures. If you're looking for a great DSLR camera, a great place to start is with the lineup from Canon.

 

Digital SLR Camera Features to Look For

DSLR cameras come with a slew of potential features to improve your pictures. One standard feature is an LCD screen, which allows you to preview your pictures immediately after taking them. An SD card gives you the space to save your high-quality images, while conveniently being able to transfer them to your computer. DSLR cameras also offer optical zoom, ranging from 9x or less up to 65x or more. Obviously a higher zoom will allow you to take pictures from farther away.

 

Some digital SLR cameras will also come with red eye removal, a handy feature that can improve pictures by getting rid of that unsightly red eye effect. Image stabilization can help to offset the slight shaking of an unsteady hand. Of course, a tripod is a handy accessory that does the same thing; consider purchasing a digital SLR camera bundle to save money on accessories like a tripod and camera bag.

 

Whether you're a longtime photographer or just starting out, the right digital SLR camera can help you to take beautiful pictures. Think about if you'd prefer the power and flexibility of a DSLR camera, or if the ease and convenience of a point-and-shoot camera is more your style. Whichever way you go, make sure to take a look at our selection here at Kmart. We offer great brands and models at attractive prices.

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