What are the differences between a point and shoot vs a DSLR? A DSLR is an acronym for “Digital Single Lens Reflex.” Take away the D and you get the film version – a “Single Lens Reflex.”
The following five items list the main differences between a point and shoot vs a DSLR. A DSLR has many advantages over a point and shoot.
Advantage #1 of a DSLR Camera
The ability to exchange lenses gives the photographer the choice to use the best lens for the job. Lenses for DSLRs are built faster, with lens openings as wide as f/2.8. Changing lens is the main advantage of a point and shoot vs a DSLR.
Advantage #2 of a DSLR Camera
There’s no shutter lag. Shutter lag is a delay between triggering the shutter and when the image is actually recorded. Point and shoots have a 2-3 second shutter lag, resulting in blurry images of moving objects. DSLRs have less shutter lag, but you must remember to use a fast shutter speed when recording action shots.
Advantage #3 of a DSLR Camera
There’s more manual controls so you can make creative control decisions regarding exposure, composition and visual impact.
Advantage #4 of a DSLR Cameras
You see exactly what the lens sees. With point and shoot cameras it is typical to use the LCD to compose the photo. With a DSLR camera a viewfinder is the better choice;you see exactly what the lens sees.
Advantage #5 of a DSLR Camera
The ability to use external flash units via hot-shoe attachment. External flash units are more powerful than built-in flash and also provide softer, more flattering light without the dreaded red-eye. This is probably more important if you are thinking of going pro, however is the least important advantage of a point and shoot vs a DSLR.
There are many more reasons to own a DSLR camera, but above is a summary of a point and shoot vs a DSLR.
A digital SLR camera will help you become a better photographer. In my Online Course, I can show you why a DSLR camera is superior to a point and shoot camera and how you can become a better photographer using the manual controls. So ditch the old point and shoot, and come learn with me! For more information on the online course click here.
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