You see people out there with different cameras, sizes and features. Some having more feature than other but looking smaller and vice versa.
Well cameras generally are divided into 2 categories the DSLR meaning Digital Single Lens Reflex and the SLR Single Lens Reflex. Now what the difference you would ask?SLR:
Most SLR’s are used in professional photography, where the need for utmost quality is very high. According to differencefinder
"Single Lens Reflex camera are a class of cameras that allowed for much better photographs due to an innovative solution to an old problem. Most cameras have two light paths from the target, one leading to the lens itself while the other to the viewfinder. This leads to the final photo being slightly different from what you saw on the viewfinder."
How the SLR works- the twin lens reflex and rangefinder cameras, the viewed image could be significantly different from the final image. Situation when the shutter button is pressed on a mechanical SLR, the mirror flips out of the light path, allowing light to pass through to the light receptor, allowing the image to be captured.DSLR:
is basically an SLR that has been converted from saving the image in film to saving an image in a memory card. It still shares a lot of the advanced features of the SLR along with a few more improvements that makes it a lot more superior.
DSLR cameras are larger in size and take a minute to focus but take the clearest picture. A DSLR camera typically has a much bigger sensor than a point and shoot camera – a point and shoot typically has a sensor area that is only about 3-5% of a full frame DSLR sensor.
You are fully in charge of isolating foreground from background or bring everything in focus through aperture control of the lens. Some portrait and telephoto lenses can really isolate your subjects and create a creamy and beautiful background blur. The DSLR are generally rugged and can withstand dust, moisture, rain and snow and severely cold weather.
One big issue about the DSLR is that DSLR cameras are quite complex to work with, it's cost of maintenance on a DSLR is much higher than on a point and shoot. A substantial amount of noise comes out of the camera which occurs when the shutter closes and opens.