What is DSLR camera

A DSLR camera (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) is a type of digital camera that relies on a  mirror and prism system. This enables photographers to view and compose their photos through the  optical viewfinder. DSLR cameras are designed to offer high-quality images with advanced features to the pro and amateurs’ alike. This makes them a popular choice among many photographers and serious hobbyists.

The main features of a DSLR camera include interchangeable lenses. Manual controls for adjusting  and shutter speed are also a cool feature.   The ability to shoot in RAW format for maximum flexibility in post-processing is a big advantage as well.  Many DSLR cameras have advanced autofocus systems and multiple shooting modes. This includes video as well.

DSLR cameras are typically more expensive and larger than compact cameras or mirrorless cameras . However.  they offer greater flexibility and control over the final image. They are commonly used for portrait, landscape, sports, and wildlife photography, among others.


Features To Pay Attention To

  1. Image Quality: DSLRs generally have larger sensors. This  allows for better image quality and low-light performance.
  2. Interchangeable Lenses: With a DSLR, you can change lenses to suit different shooting situations and achieve different creative effects.
  3. Manual Controls: DSLRs offer more manual controls over camera settings .This allows you to fine-tune your exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and more.
  4. Durability: DSLRs are built to withstand rugged  wear and tear than many other types of cameras.
  5. Speed: DSLRs have fast autofocus and burst shooting capabilities. making them possible to capture action shots or fast-moving subjects.
  6. Flexibility: DSLRs can be used with  accessories. External flashes, battery grips, and remote triggers are some of the more popular ones
  7. Customizability: DSLRs offer a wide range of customizability. This enables  you to create your own style
  8. Viewfinder: DSLRs come with an optical viewfinder. This allows you to preview the scene you’re shooting through the lens. Giving you a more accurate preview of your shot.
  9. Battery Life: DSLRs typically have longer battery life when compared  to other  cameras. Enables  you to shoot for longer periods of time without needing to recharge.
  10. Investment: DSLRs are often considered a long-term investment. They  can be costly however last for many years  for many years.  Upgraded with new lenses and accessories over time is probable to meet your photographic passions

Our Top 8 Choices

  1. Nikon D850:  a camera that allows photographers to capture fast action in 45.7 megapixels of brilliant resolution. With remarkable advancements across the board—sensor design, autofocus, dynamic range, sensitivity, Speedlight control. Price tag-$3,000-$3500.00 – learn more
  2. Canon EOS Canon makes entering into DSLR photography remarkably easy. Experience how simply changing a lens changes everything. Price tag- $500-600.00 – learn more
  3. Sony Alpha a7R III:  While not technically a DSLR, it is a popular choice for photographers looking for high-quality images in a smaller package. Price tag $3,200-3,800.00 – learn more
  4. Nikon D7500:  The D7500 is built to outperform any camera in its class with top-tier image quality, blazing speed, flawless autofocus, 4K Ultra HD video and pro-grade creative tools—all in a comfortable, rugged design. This is a camera for the new generation of creators Price tag $1,200-1,500.00 – learn more
  5. Canon EOS Rebel T8i: 8i dslr camera features a powerful 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that can capture high-resolution images and beautiful 4K video. Price tag $1,100-1,400.00 – learn more
  6. Nikon D3500: decent for travel photography. Its sensor punches above its weight, with solid image quality and good dynamic range for an entry-level APS-C camera.$1,500- 1,700.00 – learn more
  7. Canon EOS 90D: EOS 90 DVDSLR camera is engineered to deliver impressive results. Equipped with an enhanced 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, powerful DIGIC 8 image processor and an ISO range of  (expandable to 51200), you’ll love this camera Price tag- 1,800.00.-2,500.00 – learn more
  8. Sony Alpha a68: : Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed A77 II, the A68 features Sony’s unique ‘4D FOCUS system’ that delivers extraordinary AF performance under any shooting conditions – even in lighting as low as EV-2 where other cameras struggle Price tag- $1,600.00- 2,200.00 – learn more

    The Styles

  1. Landscape Photography: This type of photography focuses on capturing the beauty of natural landscapes. Including forests, beaches.  Great detail, rich colors, and strong composition work well for landscape photography.
  2. Portrait Photography: This type of photography focuses on capturing people’s expressions such as emotions and personalities,. Images with good lighting, sharp focus, and interesting backgrounds work well for portrait photography.
  3. Wildlife Photography: This type of photography focuses on capturing animals in their natural habitats. Images with good composition, sharp focus. are trademarks of this style of photography
  4. Street Photography: This type of photography focuses on capturing the everyday scenes of city life. Images with interesting characters, vibrant colors, and strong compositions work well for street photography.
  5. Sports Photography: This type of photography focuses on  images of athletes performing their craft. Images with fast shutter speeds, sharp focus, and interesting action angles captures this style.
  6.  Macro Photography: This type of photography focuses on capturing small objects and details. Includes flowers, insects, and textures. Also includes closeup product shots. Images with great detail, sharp focus, and interesting textures work well for macro photography.


DSLR cameras are a great choice if you wish to produce prints of your photos. Possibilities are endless. You can choose Canvas prints or a more upscale offer of Acrylic Prints or even Metal Prints.  The end results will be spectacular.

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