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Buying Guide - Digital SLR Cameras

Digital SLR Cameras - For years, digital cameras produced images which were grainy, washed out, or which did not capture the vibrant range of colours accurately. The invention of the digital SLR, or single lens reflex, has revolutionised the quality of digital shots, making them rival and in some cases surpass the images generated by traditional film cameras. Additionally, the instant viewing format enables photographers to preview their work on the fly, instead of waiting for a time-consuming film development process. Each SLR is equipped with different features; selecting the appropriate model largely depends on the type of photographs that will be taken.

Frame Rate - Perhaps the most vital aspect of producing high quality images is selecting a fast enough frame rate. For professional photographers, a frame rate of between 6-8 frames per second is usually sufficient, although some exceptionally demanding shoots need a higher rate of 8-10 fps. Because of the high quality precision of the camera, a 2-3 fps rate will suit the needs of the average photographer. The Olympus brand has always provided photographers with clean, high performance fps, although the Panasonic and Canon models will not disappoint in this category. For those who wish to invest in a camera but have a relatively limited budget, the Pentax model will provide adequate fps for most shooting scenarios.

Megapixels - The resolution of each photograph is measured in megapixels. For those who plan on snapping random shots of a summer vacation, a resolution rate of 6-8 megapixels is more than sufficient. However, in commercial photography applications, where every centimetre of the image is frequently edited for clarity, a higher range of 10-12 or in some cases, 12 plus megapixels, is recommended. This provides the rich, meticulous detail necessary to create saleable photographs.

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