Photography makes it possible to perform small miracles. It allows you to capture memories in time, or immortalise the fragile beauty of a flower in bloom. However, in order to capture these moments you will need a good camera. That camera produces images of incredible quality – and also captures the essence of any moment. It is not necessary to be a professional photographer to admire the quality and resolution of the images produced by a DSLR camera, the quality far outstrips that provided by a point-and-click camera or even the most advanced of Smartphones. Here are some other great reasons to invest in a DSLR camera for beginners.
1. Extremely High-Quality Images
Many people are under the impression that the Megapixel is the ultimate measurement of image quality. However, comparing the results of using a DSLR camera with other methods of capturing images will reveal that there really is a vast gulf of difference – a DSLR camera simply outshines the other options available as far as image quality is concerned. The quality of that image will depend on a variety of factors, including the quality of the image sensors, dynamic range, and colour depth. DSLR cameras have other advanced features such as technology that cuts down on ‘noise’ and results in a cleaner image. This is one of the reasons that DSLR images are so rich in colour and contrast, a fact that becomes obvious when images from a DSLR camera are placed alongside images from a ‘regular’ camera or other devices.
2. You have Manual Control
Those who are first learning photography will be faced with a huge number of options provided by their first camera. Each of these options will allow the photography novice to experiment and apply their learning. DSLR cameras have controls that allow the photographer to optimise the image taken. These controls include shutter speed, exposure settings, aperture settings, and more. These settings allow you to learn about the effect of each of these elements in order to achieve a specific result.
3. Lens Choice
One of the strengths of a DSLR camera is the ability to swap out lenses according to the situation and the desired result. point-and-shoot cameras are all very well, but they typically only have one lens type. In contrast, the DSLR camera user has the choice of a number of lenses. For instance, a telephoto lens allows for sharp images of distant objects or scenes, while a macro lens is perfect (and essential) for taking highly detailed photos of very small subjects.
You need Canon RF lenses to get the features of a Spherical Aberration (SA) Control mechanism to specify the look of out-of-focus bokeh areas, both in front and behind the subject and produces a soft-focus effect on the subject. It is an additional control ring on the lens that is used to govern an electronic cam that actuates the focusing and floating lens groups independently by using two Nano USMs to change their location from infinity to close-up and change spherical aberration.
4. An Adjustable Aperture
The quality of an image will almost always depend on the amount of light that hits the image sensor – and the aperture is one of the ways to control how much light enters the sensor. In a point-and-shoot camera, the aperture is controlled by an algorithm. In DSLR cameras you control the aperture – and this will allow you to create images that boast incredible depth-of-field, something which even professional photographers find noteworthy.
5. Great Battery Life
A DSLR camera only uses power drawn from the battery when it goes about the business of capturing an image – meaning you can use your DSLR camera for extended periods of time. Only those components used to capture the photo require power, the other essential DSLR parts are not powered.
6. A DSLR Camera is an Investment
DSLR cameras are a great investment almost irrespective of the make and model. Point-and-shoot cameras require regular updates that eventually reduce the value of many old models. DSLR cameras don’t receive that many updates – they are based on principles that don’t change. Making them an even better investment is the fact that the accessories that you purchase can be used on other builds. This can make upgrading far more cost-effective, your investment in both a DSLR and its accessories will provide years of pleasure.
If you want to explore your passion for photography then a DSLR camera is for you. You don’t need to be a professional in order to invest in these exceptional cameras. If you’re on the move and want to simply have a reminder of the fun that you are having with family, friends, and other loved ones then a point-and-shoot camera will probably suffice. However, those who want images that will stand the test of time should have a DSLR on their bucket list. They produce professional-quality images – and shots that can be customised to meet the unique requirements of the moment – and they keep their value.