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Choosing A Consumer Digital Slr Camera

Choose a consumer Digital Slr camera

So you're in the market for a new camera and not know where to start? Let's start with the basics of digital SLR and modern photography. If you are upgrading from a point and shoot or away the film will reach the decision to buy different viewpoints. I will cover separately.

From a digital point and shoot is likely to notice it first time the size and weight much larger. There are some models available in a standard called 4/3s (four thirds) that are very compact, but still give you all the features of an SLR system, but even these are bigger than most point and shoots. Do not think of this as a disadvantage is the optics large image sensor that will give a better picture.

If you are converting the film to a digital SLR is likely to first notice the smaller size and weight. Most consumer digital SLR based on a crop "or DX sensor, which is about 60% the size of 35mm film. This is most noticeable with his lens, the focal length in proportion to the feeling makes them appear and then what to expect. For example, a 200mm is more like a 300 mm growing digital sensor, 200 mm x 1.6 (60% sensor size) = 320 mm. Keep this in mind when looking for the lens, most people carry 35 digital mm instead of 55mm of confidence (35 x 1.6 = 56mm)

In common to both new buyers megapixels, the sales people will be in all this. Camera manufactures are constantly seeking ways to differentiate and has long megapixels. Not fall into that trap, 6.1mp cameras were producing professional images for years before 8, 10 and 12MP cameras.

Since the sensor size of any increase in the number of pixels will result in More pixels fighting for the same amount of light. Think about that for a minute. Many new cameras have a lower ISO value of 200. Without going into all the details of the standard ISO (ie, ASA or film speed) this means more digital noise introduced in you images.

One of the main advantages of a camera digital SLR is interchangeable lenses. These are specific to manufacturing and that is why we often say that you are buying a "system" and not just a camera. If you stay in the hobby long enough you will end up with lenses, flashes, meters, and all kinds of accessories for your system. These will survive new camera body by far, I have some Pentax K mount with more than 20 years of age. Do not get scared, do not have to follow a system always – really Pentax shoot no more, but remember to look at all the other parts and accessories when shopping around.

This article will not go into details of all brands and entry-level cameras. I will cover some key differences that distinguish. If you come from a point and shoot camera and want to keep using the screen to compose your shots, commonly called live view, you'll notice a big difference in the marks. Currently, in early 2010, each manufacturer has taken a different approach to this, and if this is your main selection criteria which notice immediately. I encourage you to look through the viewfinder and live view considered good extra feature as it really will open the options for choosing a camera.

The major brands in the U.S. As of this writing are Canon, Nikon, Sony (Minolta), Olympus, Pentax y. Canon and Nikon are the leaders with Sony coming on strong. Each production is distinguished in several ways:

Canon – Push HD video recording and still image quality, the default settings produce images bright and colorful. This can be changed if you do not conform to their tastes, but it is the closest to the exit point and shoot models.

Nikon – Sports and action focused. Its defect images are a bit more neutral, but can again be configured to your preferences.

Sony – Strong focus in Live View at prices generally lower. They are making a push to share market better, but go to a store and hold one, many people find it difficult to ergonomics.

Olympus – the only major manufacturer focused on four / 3 format, so that some DSLRs very portable. Your selection of the lens is as big as Canon or Nikon, but we do offer is very good and the longer focal lengths common.

Pentax – Digital Cameras Focus on crop sensors and previous leader, were a bit late to the digital technology and have been playing catch abreast of recent years. Oddly enough, they also offer a professional medium format, but not a full frame 35mm digital. Also have some of the best lenses of prime minister and by far the widest selection of lenses of the past 40 + years.

Any of these can produce images high, everything is a matter of deciding what features are important to you. If you are unsure or even new to photography you may notice that the needs are different from what was expected. The Hall of the major manufacturers offer for growth, so do not worry too much about it. Try not to spend more until sure that it is the system for you.

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