To me SLR = Single lens reflex...what you see in your viewfinder is through the lens(although nowadays there is live view in DSLR too) where else compact is live view through image sensor :sweat: However I am not sure what is the significant different of the 2 :lovegrin:
dude its like asking whats the difference between the s league and the premier league and saying there is not much diff cos they are both professional leagues with football teams in them.
dslr gives the user as far as possible maximum control and ultimate flexibility in terms of lighting options such as shutter speed aperture colour temperature as well as focus (this is of course limited by budget) however the PnS is limited by what lense is stuck on it.
a dslr would definitely produce sharper pictures due to sensor and the lense.
however the pns does provide portability being able to fit into ones pocket.
just remember there is alot more depth to a dslrs capability then what u think or have this perception of.
To the TS, this sentence is in no way sarcastic. Ignorance is indeed a bliss!!! How I hope I do not know anything about the differences in what equipment can do, how big aperture lenses can do wonders and this sickening D3 :bsmilie::bsmilie::bsmilie:
Moving up a notch from the compact camera category gets you into the pro-sumer category, where the image quality differences narrows a bit. http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-6468-7844
Great work, and from an Oly pro-sumer camera too.
Just reminds yourself that the camera is just a tool that lets you make great pictures.
Agree that slr cameras, whether digital or film, are more flexible, but its a question of whether one actually needs that flexibility. Sometimes, you dont. I find that its easier for me to bring 3 cameras loaded with different film and focal lengths and then just head out the door.