Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Buyer's Guide 2006: Today's Digital SLRs
Features and resolution distinguish the latest cameras
All this means nothing if the camera doesn't take a picture when you want it to. Compact cameras often have frustrated users with shutter lag—the delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual image being captured. Digital SLRs now offer a response time that's equal to or better than that of a traditional SLR.
Features And Specifications
Although resolution and price can be the focus of a camera, each digital SLR brings its own uniqueness to the table. Some systems offer program modes designed for specific types of photography, such as landscape, portraits or action. These scene-specific exposure modes not only bias shutter speed and aperture, but also impact contrast, noise reduction and depth of field. Features such as wireless control of flash and downloading of files from camera to computer are ways that are increasing versatility and creating unique niches in this competitive market.
It all comes down to what kind of photograph you want to create and discovering which of these tools will do the job for you. With a wide range of choices, the right camera is closer than you might think.
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