The Camera Digital Photography. Types of digital cameras Point-and-ShootDSLR Camera.
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The CameraDigital Photography
Types of digital cameras Point-and-ShootDSLR Camera
DSLRDigital single lens reflexA camera that uses a mirror system to capture an image. DSLR cameras have interchangeable lenses. Have better image qualitygreat if intend to enlarge or for certain print media. Designed for interchangeable lenses and other accessories like special flashes and filers. Faster performance--Power on faster, focus faster, and offer faster shutter speeds than a point-and-shootMore manual controlWysiwygwhat you see is what you get!
Point-and-shootA good beginner cameraLess expensiveMore portableEasier to useExample: smart phones, flip cameras, etc.
Camera BasicsAll cameras must have the following basic parts: A light tight container - The bodyA device for focusing light rays onto the film - The lensA method of controlling amount of light - The apertureA method for controlling exposure time to the light - The shutterA method of seeing what the photograph looks like - The viewfinder
and then there are all the special features
How a camera works.
LensImage quality is greatly affected by the quality of the lens.
There are many types of lenses, but most fit into two categories: fixed focal length or zoom
Most cameras contain lenses which are comprised of several "lens elements."
Types of lensesStandard
ApertureThe aperture is a small set of blades, in the lens, that controls how much light will enter the camera.
Aperture sizes are measured in f/stops.
ShutterA shutter on a camera controls how long light will enter.
Very short shutter speeds are used to freeze action (sporting events).
Very long shutter speeds are used to intentionally blur a action for artistic effect.
Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of photography.
Creativity with Shutter Speed