The camera of choice for photography enthusiasts and professionals, digital SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras use high resolution sensors and interchangeable lenses to capture images with breathtaking clarity and detail. Two types of DSLR camera dominate the market: full frame digital SLRs and cropped frame (APS-C) digital SLRs. A DSLR’s durable, ergonomic design and increasingly customisable features ensure you can always be ready for that perfect shot, in almost any conditions.
A DSLR contains the same mechanisms as an SLR camera but records images onto a digital sensor rather than film. A key feature of any DSLR or SLR is the optical viewfinder, which (by way of a system of mirrors and prisms) shows the scene in front of the lens exactly as it will be captured. This provides not only a stronger connection to what’s being photographed, but also less strain on the camera’s battery (compared to an electronic viewfinder).
In comparison to other types of camera, DSLR camera bodies and lenses are robust and often weatherproof, making them particularly well suited to numerous types of photography such as sport/action, documentary, wedding, advertising and wildlife.
Two formats of DSLR camera dominate the market: full frame digital SLRs and cropped frame (APS-C) digital SLRs.
Full frame digital SLRs
Full-frame digital SLRs have a digital sensor that is equivalent in size to the imaging area of a 35mm film SLR camera. They distinguish themselves as top performers in low-light situations and deliver sharper images with a shallower depth of field than cropped frame digital SLRs. Full frame cameras perform well when it comes to dynamic and tonal range, too. Images across light and shadow are rendered in exceptional definition, while skin tones appear rich and natural.
Cropped frame digital SLRs
Cropped frame cameras all use an APS-C sensor. The sensor is smaller in size than those found in full frame digital SLRs, and so captures a smaller area of the scene being photographed (hence the term ‘cropped’). Some camera lenses are designed specifically for cropped frame DSLRs, so they tend to be smaller and lighter than full frame lenses. All cropped frame DSLR cameras are high-performance imaging devices capable of delivering exceptional image quality, detail and contrast.
Each format offers its own distinct advantages. Browse our range of DSLR cameras available or check out our Beginners Guide to Digital Cameras to decide which is the best DSLR camera for you.
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