People often ask us, “What Does SLR Mean in the World of Digital Cameras.” SLR, or single-lens reflex, is an abbreviation.

SLR (single-lens reflex) refers to the operating principle of these cameras. A mirror rotates out of the way to display the sensor as soon as the photographer presses the shutter button. They are sometimes referred to as DSLRs, with the D for digital.

What key distinctions exist between such a digital SLR camera and a point-and-shoot?

A point-and-shoot camera and a digital SLR camera have many similarities. However, an SLR has a removable lens. In other words, you are not restricted to using the camera’s default lens.

You have greater control of manual settings like exposure with digital SLR cameras.

They often provide a greater resolution. For those buying their first digital SLR camera, 12MB and greater megapixels are now relatively reasonable.

SLR digital cameras also have the benefit of taking pictures very immediately and without lag time. When photographing moving subjects, such as children, this is helpful.

For those interested in the hardware specifics, Wikipedia offers information about the technical operation of digital SLR cameras.

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