Let's assume that you've been shooting with your "point and shoot" for a while now, and you've taken some pretty nice snapshots. But maybe you are starting to feel a little limited by what the camera is capable of doing. You've read up on photography, and there are things you want to work on. You feel it is time to step up!
This guide will help you to understand some of the basic features of Digital SLR
cameras (DSLRs), and hopefully help you find one that fits both your needs and budget.
What is an SLR? (DSLR)
Before we get started, it's important to note that no camera will make you a better photographer. No matter how fancy or expensive! That said, your camera may limit your progress and creativity if it doesn't do what you need it to.
SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. Basically this tells you that when you look through the viewfinder, through a series of prisms and mirrors, you will see exactly what the lens of your camera sees. You are looking through the lens. As opposed to some of the viewfinders (if your point and shoot even has one) which just give a