Photo Tip Tuesday | Central Ohio Photography

So what is a DSLR camera anyway?

While this is a bit of a technical question, I will be as basic as possible.

First off, “digital” means the camera uses a sensor to obtain the image rather than using film.

DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. Say WHAT???

You know exactly what that is now, right? Uh, probably not. So, here are just a few basic points of what a DSLR camera is and what it can do.

  • SLR cameras have almost no lag time which means they can take photos very fast and can freeze motion. This feature makes them great cameras for sports photography.
  • You are able to exchange lenses on the camera for many different purposes. i.e: zoom, prime, macro, wide angle, etc.
  • DSLR cameras have very large image sensors which means you are able to obtain higher quality images, especially in lower light situations.
  • They are awesome. Period. (ok, so I know that is more of an opinion than a feature, but it’s still true)

*I used The Digital SLR Guide website to help me better explain this information. Check out their website if you would like to learn more.

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