[Week 1]Who don’t want to have a DSLR?? even my grandpa does.. 

We  got a study case about a Siti..who is very confuse to either buy a new DSLR or just continue using a normal tiny digicam for her photography class…
Well…for feeling pity on her, I am very glad to help by listing the advantages of DSLR… which we will discuss about it more in the next class…

Here is the list..check it out Siti.. ^^ the detail comparison with compact camera is listed in the next entry above … don’t bother to say thank you ^_~

1. Image Quality – Due to the larger size of image sensors in DSLRs which allows for larger pixel sizes – DSLRs are generally able to be used at a faster ISO which will lead to faster shutter speeds and less grain (ie shoot at 1600 ISO on most DSLRs will have less noise than shooting at 1600 on a Point and Shoot). DSLRs also have built in noise-reduction when generating JPEG images which also helps cut down on noise.
2. Adaptability – for 3x Optical zoom, DSLR can be fitted with many high quality lenses ranging from wide angle to super long focal lengths. Add to this a large range of other accessories (flashes, filters etc) and a DSLR can be adapted to many different situations. It should be noted that when it comes to lenses that the diversity in quality of lenses is great. Image quality is impacted greatly by the quality of the lens you use.
3. Speed – DSLR’s are generally pretty fast pieces of machinery when it comes to things like start up, focusing and shutter lag.
4. Optical Viewfinder – due to the reflex mirror DSLR’s are very much what you see is what you get operation.
5. Large ISO range – this varies between cameras but generally DSLRs offer a wide array of ISO settings which lends itself to their flexibility in shooting in different conditions.
6. Manual Controls – while many point and shoots come with the ability to shoot in manual mode, a DSLR is designed in such a way that it is assumed that the photographer using it will want to control their own settings. While they do come with good auto modes the manual controls are generally built in such a way that they are at the photographer’s finger tips as they are shooting.
7. Retaining Value –DSLR models do not get updated quite as often as point and shoot models (which can be updated twice a year at times). The other factor in favor of DSLRs is that the lenses you buy for them are compatible with other camera bodies if you do choose to upgrade later on (as long as you stay with your brand). This means your investment in lenses is not a waste over the years.
8. Depth of Field –the versatility in many areas, especially depth of field. a DSLR can give you depth of field that puts everything from forground to background in focus through to nice blurry backgrounds.
9. Quality Optics –in general the lenses that you’ll find on a DSLR are superior to a point and shoot camera. DSLR lenses are larger (more glass can add to the quality) and many of them have many hours of time put into their manufacture (especially when you get into higher end lenses).
here are some weaknesses:
  • Price – while they are coming down in price (especially at the lower end) DSLR’s are generally more expensive than point and shoot digital cameras. Also consider that you might want to upgrade your lens (as kit lenses are generally not of a super high quality) or you may wish to add more lenses later and that this adds to the cost of a DSLR.
  • Size and Weight – the only reason I take my point and shoot out with me is on those occasions when I don’t want to lug my DSLR (and it’s lenses) around with me. DSLRs are heavy and sizable and when you add a lens or two to your kit bag you can end up with quite the load!
  • Maintenance – a factor well worth considering if you’re going to use a DSLR with more than one lens is that every time you change lenses you run the risk of letting dust into your camera. Dust on an image sensor is a real annoyance as it will leave your images looking blotchy. Cleaning your image sensor is not a job for the faint hearted and most recommend that you get it done professionally (which of course costs). This is a problem that is being rectified in many new DSLRs which are being released with self cleaning sensors.

a picture taken by dslr

a picture taken by compact digicamera  *haha..just put some examples for fun*

So here, with the comparison (which i put the detail of compact in the next entry…) i strongly suggest if you want to be a serious learner in photography, you should buy one DSLR.. we can learn much from DSLR camera, which in compact camera, although we can still set the program, but it is  not as much as what DSLR offers…

if you are short of money since the DSLR camera is a bit expensive, you can borrow it from DR. Z~ she is more than willing to help (that is what i heard^^)..

Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-buy-a-dslr-camera#ixzz1An2u8Xcp