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    camveda Guest

    SLR vs SLR-like

    What is difference between SLR and SLR-like cameras?

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    May 2005
    Crapville, Australia
    Mainly an interchangeable lens system and reflex mirror assembly with optical viewfinder.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Monterey Bay
    Quote Originally Posted by camveda
    What is difference between SLR and SLR-like cameras?
    It depends on which dSLR. At the very basic level CW has aready covered the lens and mirror (for real-time TTL viewing) part. Generally, dSLR's have much quicker power-up, no movie mode, faster focus and virtually no shutter lag.

    Also, greater shutter speeds (up to 1/8000 vs. 1/2000), usable high ISO range (up to ISO 3200), better flash systems, faster control interface, very long battery life, and better depth-of-field control.

    The importance of lens changeability becomes apparent when you really need a good f1.8 or f2 fixed focal length lens. In combination with very high ISO it can literally be a night and day difference.

    The new Sony DSC R-1 has many of the attributes of a dSLR, but is still an all-in-one (without a movie mode) using an EVF and non-changeable lens.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Formerly South Wales. Now South Carolina.
    The advantage of the all-in-one DSLR-like cameras is that they're inexpensive and offer many of the featurs of a DSLR. The advantage of DSLR is the larger sensor size and hence the cleaner image. Non-DSLR photos often need more adjustmants and are pretty much a compromise between cost and quality. With a DSLR you can use a cheap lens or a very expensive lens with obvious repercussions on quality. Usable high-ISO might be attractive to some too.

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