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The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography by Jon Canfield

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1. Digital SLR Basics

With the price of digital SLR (dSLR) cameras continually decreasing, you may be ready to make the move from your point-and-shoot camera to one that gives you many of the features that professional photographers use on a daily basis. Today’s dSLR cameras are not only fully equipped but affordable as well. If you’re getting serious about photography—or if you just want better pictures—then a dSLR may be right for you.

But how do you know what to look for when buying a camera? This chapter helps you decide what features are important and how to assess their value. I can’t tell you every nuance about every individual camera model, however. Rather than get into specifics for each camera, I cover the main features to consider ...

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