Which Do you prefer? Point & Shoot Cameras or Digital SLR Camera?

@cnetboss (2477)
Philippines
June 19, 2007 8:03pm CST
Which type of camera has better quality shots and variations.
6 responses
@spabhat (12)
• India
20 Jun 07
It is always better to prefer a camera that suits the financial condition, the requirement, and the life style. We can buy nearly three to four good point & shoot camera for the price of a single entry Level SLR!!! I am using a Canon PowerShot A540, that gives me very good images, and suit my requirements. Check out some beautiful images that I took using this camera at the following URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spabhat/ I would definitely go for a SLR when I can afford it. SLR is bulky, and very hard to carry around. Point and shoot camera are easy to carry, and most of them can be carried even in your pocket. Most entry level SLR camera do not even have features that are most desired. The SLR, however, offers you with many manual controls, and very good professional images. There are several point & shoot camera that are extremely good, and they do their job very well, and they excel many entry level SLRs!!! Some tips in buying a point & shoot: - Prefer the one which supports normal battery such as AAA sized NiMH and others. - Choose the one which has separate view finder (save lot of battery life). Always check a few camera review sites and make sure you are buying the latest and the best. I prefer http://www.dpreview.com. No matter which camera you buy, it is finally you who should know how to use it at its best!!! Refer to some photography tips from professionals, and you will get extremely good professional images, even with a point and shoot.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Thanks for the response. I really appreciate your detail opinion about this matter and I really big help for me as a newbie in the field of digital photography.
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• India
22 Jun 07
Even a newbie can Buy a SLR camera. The affordability is one big problem for people like me. SLR is totally different to sue, and it is fun to use. There are many SLR which comes with Auto focus and such other convenient features that are offered by point and shoot. Point and shoot camera wins due to its size. There are even a different kind of camera called SLR like. They will have almost all features offered by SLR, the main difference being that they will have a fixed lens, These camera will also be a good value for money, and they are priced comparatively cheaper as well.
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
i prefer film slrs. some dslr users manipulate their photos.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
Thanks for your response.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
26 Jun 07
Go for a digital SLR.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
Thanks for your response.
• United States
22 Jun 07
SLR cameras aren't necessarily higher quality photos, but usually are because they are considered student and professional level cameras. The real advantage of SLR is the amount of control over the outcome of your photo rather than letting the camera decide what the best settings are. Still many SLR cameras have a program mode that is used for snapshots.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
thanks for the response.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Since the digital cameras came out they made taking pictures very easy and on top of that cheaper! I no longer print my pictures on paper and put them in albums. Everything is on computer now so it saves me a lot of room! I don't take pictures for a profession so I don't need a sophisticated camera that takes better quality shots. Take care cnetboss!
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
thanks for the response.
21 Jun 07
I think a point-and-shoot camera is best for snaps and an SLR for proper photos.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Thanks for the response.