SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. (a film camera).
A camera with removeable/replaceable lenses.
DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex (a digital camera). A camera with removeable/replaceable lenses.
The SLR or DSLR are not for the point-n-shoot photographer. To use them effectively you need to know/learn about photography.
Someone new to photography should start with something less. One group of lower cost cameras would be the Canon 75, 85, 95.
They have all of the manual over-ride features that would interest someone who wanted to learn photography. After a year or two, you then graduate to the DSLR.
The DSLR can take better pictures, in the hands of someone who knows photography.
One of the advantages of the DSLR is that it can be used in low-light situations and fast action situations and a combination of the two. Again to do this you need to know the mechanics of photography, because under those conditions you will be using some of the manual controls.
The disadvantage of the DSLR is the cost and it is bigger than what most people want. Once you get a DSLR you will likely want to aquire more lenses for special purposes. Lenses are expensive.
Those guys you see on the sidelines of football games are using SLR or DSLR cameras and are lugging around over $10,000 worth of camera and equipment.
It's me again. I basically the basics about SLR, from a friend who told me. I am still sort of confused about what exactly it is, and how it is different.
Can someone give me the brief overview of SLR/DSLR, explaining what they are, etc. Also, could you please outline the advantages and disadvantages of it?
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