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DIGITAL HAS PRETTY MUCH replaced film in every area of photography.
The ability to see your picture instantly on a digital camera’s built-in color
LCD monitor is one of the advantages. Great pictures can be enjoyed right
away, and the bad ones can be quickly and easily deleted. The computer
has replaced the shoe box for storing images, and easier-to-use software
has made it more convenient than ever to add fun and creative touches
to pictures you want to e-mail or print.
For most people, capable and compact point-and-shoot-style digital cameras fit their lifestyle perfectly, and the auto-everything nature of point-and-shoot is tremendously appealing. But for an increasing number of people, the
substantially enhanced performance capabilities of digital SLR cameras are
proving to be the ideal way for them to get the pictures they really want.
The somewhat larger
size of a digital SLR means a bigger
image sensor, too—the best case for bigger
means better ... picture quality, that is.
What makes a digital SLR so good?
Let’s start with what an SLR camera is. SLR stands for single-lens reflex,
which simply means the camera sees the pictures to be taken, focuses auto-