The ABCs of DSLR Cameras

While the world has always been full of advancements and innovations, it’s not an exaggeration to say we live in the era of most fast paced innovations there ever were. In the past, people only dreamed of having the ability to freeze up a moment and guard its memory, nowadays there’s hardly anyone who hasn’t been in touch with photography, either as a hobby or as a profession, particularly now thanks to mobile phone cameras, instant sharing and social networks. In a world of phone and compact cameras, which can be digital, if you really want to make the most of this investment, along with knowing how to buy and the kind of features to pay attention to, it’s also good to know a thing or two about the best one there is: the DSLR camera.


First of all, where does its name come from? You may be aware the D stands for digital, but aren’t familiar with the rest: Single Lens Reflex. The name itself implies that the lens of the digital SLR gets the same view just the way you see it. This is the camera for every kind of photography and every kind of photographer. The reason it provides outstanding outcome is due to its design, the large image sensors and the shutter mechanism that allow for lack of lag time and taking photos instantly.

It’s always a nuisance when you’re just about to take the snapshot of a lifetime and there’s poor lighting in your way, ruining the result, but this is something you wouldn’t have to worry about when relying on the digital SLR thanks to its advanced ISO properties, differing from those of other types of cameras in the low noise levels. While every camera comes with a lens of its own, often times if you want to get the jaw-dropping photographs, it’s good that you resort to playing with different lenses, of course all related to the type of photography you’re into.

Relying on your DSLR for years to come means you get to invest in a variety of lenses, all fit for specific type of photography, be it macro, landscapes, sports or wildlife. The necessity to own more lenses lies in having a change of contrast, colour and even clarity; they are the accessories that save a photographer from hours of processing and editing. It’s important to get to know the kind of camera you possess as it’s your basic tool, equip yourself with the necessary lenses and prepare to be amazed by the results.