DSLR Cameras VS Digital Cameras

So in GTT I am working on a module that involves cameras, it is called Intro To Photography. So far my group hasn’t gotten to the making a pinhole camera part, but we have brainstormed ideas on how to make it. One of the reasons that we picked this module was because one of my group members and I are both in the Photo Journalism elective and we wanted to see how similar the module was going to be according to our experience with cameras. The module so far is actually pretty different to what I am accustomed to when I deal with cameras, so I decided to talk about my experiences with DSLR cameras versus digital cameras (compared to yummy pie and cake).

There are many types of cameras and they all look as different or similar to each other as pie and cake. There are digital cameras:

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

and DSLR cameras:

Nikon DSLR Camera d3100

Nikon DSLR Camera d3100

and they can both take quality pictures, just like how cake and pie are both delicious. They both have an aperture (the size of the hole in the lens, affects light and depth of field), an ISO setting (how sensitive the camera shutter is to light, affects grain and light) and shutter speed (how fast the shutter opens and closes, affects blur and light), like how both pie and cake are both baked yumminess.

But like pie and cake, DSLR cameras and digital cameras also have their differences. Digital cameras normally aren’t able to take super high quality photos like DSLR cameras, because they usually don’t have the range of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed that DSLR cameras have. The ranges on a DSLR camera is normally 1.5-36 for aperture (measured in f-stops), 100-6400 for ISO, and 1/4000-30 seconds for shutter speed and digitals are about half of all of those except for ISO. So while digitals do take good photos, DSLRs have more room to mess with the settings to make more beautiful picture.

A picture I took with a DSLR camera

A picture I took with a DSLR camera

Photo taken with a digital camera

Photo taken with a digital camera

Like how cake can come together in a beautiful creation and pie is… well pie is pie.

So, just to say it my favorite camera to use is a DSLR camera because I feel like I can get a better picture out of using it than a digital. Not to say that using a digital camera is bad. It has it’s perks, like how it is way easier to carry around than the bulky DSLR, but that is just my opinion. You could like digital cameras better it just depends on preference. So that is my two cents on digital and DSLR cameras.

Almina Orbach ヽ(*’(OO)’)ノ

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