What makes a SLR camera better than a simple digital camera?
2 Aug 11
For a compact camera you have the following advantages / disadvantages: + Small and compact + Many predefined scene settings (Portait, Landscape, Macro, etc.) + No additional accessories required (flash, lens, etc.) Sensor-less Optics usually not the best -You do not look directly through the lens of your image area (mostly digital viewfinder - poor quality) - Battery packs, batteries runs out quickly because a typical monitor is -Usually no connection for external flash - internal flash only short-range Exposure control is not as extensive (aperture and time settings, manual focus, etc.) Poor noise performance at high-sensitivity Exposure times usually only to 1 / 2000 Very long-delay - Snapshots almost impossible SLR pros / cons + Large sensor + You can check the lenses you need to buy - wide angle, telephoto, or universal, or Fixbrennweite + You look through the viewfinder, what then is the image directly through the camera and the lens + Accus / Batteries last much longer because no one is needlessly continually monitor - except for image previews + External wide range of accessories available (external flash, various lenses, macro lenses, etc) + Set everything manually (aperture, time, Focus) + Sensitivity usually much better than compact - thus better noise performance + Shutter speeds to 1 / 8000 is possible - depending on camera model + Camera ready - fire on - delay = 0 -Usually much larger than compact Prize - no upper limits - at least for the lenses Basic knowledge required - otherwise you shoot only in program mode, a compact and well Camera: Nikon - very good comprehensive system, all combined, old lenses fit on new D-SLR - good entry-level models are available with good lenses - Price / Performance OK Canon - very good comprehensive system that not everything can be combined, in part, old lenses fit together in a new D-SLR - Price / Performance OK - good starter kit available Pentax - good entry-level model, extensive accessories - starter kit available Sony - is only recently with D-SLR on the market - certainly good mature system price / performance? Very good information is available at this link. There you will find all new and some older cameras, and can compare them great.