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Digital Camera Buying Guide – What is a Digital Camera?

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Introduction… What defines a digital camera? With the growing technology of the digital camera industry, it’s difficult to keep up with the latest camera models. With eye-dazzling designs, clever marketing, and millions (okay maybe not millions) of features, who can decide on a digital camera without wanting the next one that comes out just a month later? Everyone wants a digital camera for all the right reasons.  No more purchasing film, processing and prints and no more waiting to see your results; instant previewing of images, easy sharing ability with friends and family, sleek designs – and instant cool. For…

DSLR Buying Guide – Types of Photographers

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Types of Photographers… What kind of photographer are you? Although you may be a combination the types described below, we have a provided a general guideline to follow depending on what types of photography you predominately shoot. With all the accessories available for digital photography, it is easy to customize your system so it is the most suitable for your individual tastes and needs. Family Photographer Entry-level photographers who are familiar with the manual functions of an advanced compact camera may wish to enter the world of DSLRs. There may be a price jump to consider, although today there are…

DSLR Buying Guide – DSLR Accessories

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Accessories… What other accessories compliment DSLRs? Batteries Every digital SLR needs power to keep shooting. Most camera bodies come with a standard lithium ion battery that is rechargeable. Many photographers purchase a second or even third battery in order to ensure there’s always a good supply of power handy. With one battery in the camera, one in the charger, and a fully charged one in your pocket, you should be able to shoot without worry. Those who travel for their photography can purchase an extra charger so batteries can remain charged throughout the trip. While carrying extra batteries allows you…

DSLR Buying Guide – DSLR Image Format

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Image Format … What’s the difference between JPEG and RAW? Most point and shoot cameras capture your image as a JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), a very common image format. JPEGs are easy to edit and store since they are compressed. However, when you move into more professional photography, the need for unaltered images is significant. Serious photographers consider any loss of image quality or information completely unacceptable. Most DSLRs still capture photographs in JPEG and RAW formats. JPEG Most photographers have managed JPEGs  before as they’re the most efficient image file format. Because it is a compressed or “lossy” file…

DSLR Buying Guide – DSLR Features

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DSLR Features … what kind of technology is built into DSLRs? Image Stabilization The technology of image stabilization is constantly being refined and is being incorporated not only in lenses but in newer DSLR camera bodies as well. If the body has built-in image stabilization or vibration reduction, it usually allows for a couple of extra stops of leeway, so handheld photography is steadier. This allows a slower shutter speed, but you can still produce a sharp image (with less required light!). “In-body” stabilization typically involves the sensor shifting to compensate for movement. Not every manufacturer supplies camera bodies with…

DSLR Buying Guide – DSLR Advantages

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DSLR Advantages… Why choose a DSLR? Economical Although the initial cost may be greater than a traditional film SLR, digital SLRs make up ground by saving on developing fees and consumables such as film. Taking multiple frames is limited only by the size of your memory card and over-shooting has little or no cost impact. The digital camera revolution has allowed photographers to save on materials and has provided the freedom of shooting to their hearts’ content without repercussions. Digital files are initially stored on your memory card, which is re-usable, but you can back up your images on inexpensive…

DSLR Buying Guide – Introduction… What is a DSLR camera?

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Introduction… What is a DSLR camera? Besides the obvious size comparison, slim compact digital point and shoot cameras and digital SLRs have a myriad of significant differences. A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, unlike a point and shoot model, uses a mirror behind the lens to direct light toward the viewfinder. This means when you are looking through the viewfinder, you see exactly what the image sensor will capture. Once you press the shutter button, the mirror moves out of the way and allows light to hit the sensor instead of the viewfinder. On the other hand, point and…

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