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    Exclamation What does Digital SLR mean?!

    oh my gosh, i've been trying to find out what SLR stands for, for the past 20 minutes and i cant find it anywhere online...

    can someone please explain to me the difference between SLR and non-SLR? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

    ***also, what is ISO? i.e. iso 100, iso 200, & iso 400? I can't find that anywhere either.
    Last edited by ross; 08-08-2005 at 09:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross
    oh my gosh, i've been trying to find out what SLR stands for, for the past 20 minutes and i cant find it anywhere online...

    can someone please explain to me the difference between SLR and non-SLR? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

    ***also, what is ISO? i.e. iso 100, iso 200, & iso 400? I can't find that anywhere either.
    Rather than expounding on the subject...

    ...If you google on Single Lens Reflex (SLR) there is a plethora of information available. You might want to start here:

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/camera.htm
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    A camera with a lens used for both composing and capturing the image (the Single Lens part of SLR) cobined with a hinged mirror system to allow this to happen (the Reflex part of SLR).

    If the image is recorded via an image sensor (analogue) as opposed to film (digital) then it's called DSLR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwphoto
    A camera with a lens used for both composing and capturing the image (the Single Lens part of SLR) cobined with a hinged mirror system to allow this to happen (the Reflex part of SLR).

    If the image is recorded via an image sensor (digital) as opposed to film (analog) then it's called dSLR.
    You may want to reverse the analog-digital thing. I already edited it on this reply.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    You may want to reverse the analog-digital thing. I already edited it on this reply.
    No I meant it the way I wrote it. Film is actually digital in the sense that when an image is captured, a silver-halide can either be exposed or not exposed (ie; on or off) but nothing in between.

    Digital sensors actually capture a range of light values as analogue and then convert to a digital signal.

    Ironic isn't it

    We're not having a good day with the corrections are we George! Although I concur that this may confuse people even more - true nonetheless.
    Last edited by cwphoto; 08-11-2005 at 06:06 PM.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
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