So you’ve made the decision to name your price and upgrade your point and shoot to a DSLR. You want the ability to change lenses to suit the scene. The only problem is you don’t know where to start. Heck, you may not even know what a DSLR is. Well, don’t worry. Here are some tips for bidding on the right one.
WHAT IS A DSLR: The Acronym stands for ‘Digital Single Lens Reflex’. Basically, a DSLR is a digital camera that uses mirrors and a pentaprism as a means for looking out through the camera lens. DSLR’s have interchangeable lenses and super professional features that you just won’t find on a point and shoot.
FEATURES on a DSLR:
Image Quality – The image sensors in DSLRs are larger, which allow for better quality images. In other words, a bigger image sensor equals more pixels captured which equals better pictures. Your ISO will be much improved as well, leading to faster shutter speeds and less grain.
Interchangeable Lenses – The big pro of a DSLR camera are all the fun new lenses you can buy to optimize the quality of the image to meet the scene.
It’s faster – You will focus much faster, with much better accuracy. Your camera will start up faster, and there will be a noticeable lack of shutter lag.
Options – Whether in auto or in manual control, a DSLR will give a variety of options to customize how you want to use the camera, and what kind of use you get out of it. Whether you’re a pro or a hobbyist, you’ll be able to control how you want to take the shot.
Value – Unlike point and shoots, lenses and bodies in a DSLR have traditionally kept their value intact as time has gone by.
Anti Shake – Bodies are now coming out with anti-shake systems for photos taken in low light or a long lens. Eliminate unwanted blurring!
HOW TO CHOOSE:
Now that you understand why you should have one, let’s get into some of the brands that are out there.
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