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Computer and Technology Skills and Resources Guide

Discover a variety of computer and technology tutorials, how tos, helpful videos and information as well as other related resources and classes offered year-round at the Saratoga Springs Public Library in Saratoga Springs, NY.

What is a DSLR?

DSLR – Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera (comparable to a film-35mm camera, yet digital) A DSLR is different from a point-and-shoot digital camera because, although the DSLR has an automatic mode, most purchasers are looking for a more creative and more controlled way to capture images through more sophisticated settings and options. The option to shoot in “Camera Raw” as well as JPG is also included with a typical DSLR.

Some Advantages of using Digital SLR cameras (DSLRs):
1) Greater flexibility in editing images on a computer if taken in RAW format.
2) Greater flexibility for printing or for using images “digitally”
3) Greater control over the camera settings.
4) Greater creativity options through various settings
5) Options to buy or obtain filters and lenses that would otherwise be unavailable for a simpler
point-and-shoot camera.

DSLR Camera and Digital Photography Tutorials

Tips and Resources for Digital Photography and Images