This is the third, and final blog post on the topic of camera types that are available in today’s market. Here I will cover DSLRs.

In 1970 when I starting selling cameras, there were only two camera categories available. The first were those with a simple rangefinder (the first point & shoots), and the second were the single lens reflex cameras. Today, much like in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, we identify the shape of the DSLR (Digital SLR), as the more serious, quality orientated, and advanced product. When we see a DSLR we see professional level equipment.

Most experts in camera design feel DSLRs are more performance oriented and that they have more sophisticated image quality systems. Performance is described as the speed to focus, to refresh, to respond, to rapidly shoot, and to capture an image in low light. Experts also believe that image quality, described as sharpness, color saturation, and noise (grain) are potentially superior.

New to the marketplace as of this post is the Canon 7D Mark II, boasting a 10 frames per second burst mode, a more actuate exposure system, and an even greater color value system. From Nikon comes the D810 that pushes the megapixel count to over 36. It also has a 51 point focus system, improved battery life, and a time lapse photography mode.

Reading about all the innovation and advancements I get really excited about the brands that bring it! Another very cool camera to check out is the Sony A77. It has a translucent mirror which eliminates mirror vibration, image block and also speed focusing. The A77 has in-body image stabilization so any lens you use, including lenses from the 80s and 90s, will become stabilized. Lastly, it has a live view finder that shows exposure, color quality, and depth of field.

I see these futuristic camera designs and the new crop of mirrorless cameras that are appearing on the market as the future of camera design.

Trying to choosing the best camera for you or for a gift? Spend some time with me and we’ll make that happen, and most likely for less money! Drop me a line here if you’re interested.

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Click here for part 2.