Most people take a picture to record and keep their memories. Digital cameras make it convenient to check a photo after photographing and to edit photos with computer software. Everyone can take a picture, but few people know how to utilize various functions to take a better picture.
Have you ever been irritated because photos are blurred or subjects are distorted? What causes low quality photos? Do you think the reason is that you are not a professional photographer? Many people do not know the basic rules of taking pictures and what functions there are in their digital cameras.
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Point-and-shoot cameras – using a range finder
- It is generally smaller, lighter, and more silent than a DSLR camera.
- The camera already knows what the exposure should be because the image sensor is exposed to the image while you are composing.
- Most cameras let you make movie files with sound, such as mpg, avi or mov file. DSLR cameras can not make movies because of their reflex mirrors.
- Because it has a small CCD and tiny pixels compared to DSLR, there are two flaws: much more distortion (grain) in photos and much slower ISO speed.
- Overall these cameras are not as fast as we’d like. For example, you have to wait for them to turn on after pressing the button. In addition, they don’t focus very quickly because they have tiny motors. Ⅰ. Understanding Terminology Basic Photography using Digital Cameras
DSLR Cameras – using single-reflex lens
- DSLRs have sensors almost as big as 35mm film, which is about five times the linear dimension or 25 times as much area as the sensors in p/s cameras. These huge pixels gulp in every last photon of light so even at high ISO settings the images are much cleaner than p/s cameras. This lets you use high ISOs all the time, with even better results than film in low light.
- You can turn them on very quickly and take a picture right after pressing the button. DSLRs have the fast AF motors of their film cousins. They also can track subjects in motion for great sports shots.
- You can use all the lenses you already own and can buy new and used ones. Even a 15 year old autofocus or 40 year old manual focus lens can be used, depending on your camera
- DSLRs tend to be large and heavy although the latest inexpensive ones are as light and as small as the biggest p/s models at the same price.