7 Stunning Features at the Core of DSLR Cameras You Should Know

7 stunning features of dslr cameras you should knowThe change from a regular compact point and shoot camera to a digital SLR camera can be daunting for some people. I don’t find it surprising because the digital SLR (or DSLR) camera has more advance settings compared to its smaller and simpler cousin the compact point and shoot digital camera.

With the DSLR get ready for how some really beautiful results – your DSLR will be redefine how you capture images from that moment on. By merging the optics and the components of a single lens reflex camera with that of a digital imaging sensor, photography is pushed to a whole new level – one that dramatically changes the world of photography.

We can hardly find film based cameras today. And as you get more serious in getting better photographs, you would want to have a DSLR to work with. Your point and shoot camera for more casual and impromptu situations – even that it being taken over by the smartphone but that is a whole different story.

The popularity of the DSLR can be attributed to the fact that camera manufacturers have started to produce more user friendly cameras. They are easy to operate and most of the time comes with help built into the unit. In addition, DSLR cameras have become more affordable today unlike in the past where they were considered a luxury item.

If given the option to choose between an entry level DSLR and a compact point and shoot camera, I would go for a DSLR. Mainly because DSLRs come with so much more features than a point and shoot compact camera.

I am listing here why I think these features make DSLRs a better choice. I have listed seven, but I am sure there are more.

1. INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES

interchangeable lensWith a DSLR you get the liberty to use the lens of your choice. When you buy a DSLR camera, it would come with a kit lens. You can later purchase other types of lenses – prime lens such as a 50mm or a telephoto lens. Depending on what your interests are.

When you’re on vacation or traveling, you would not probably like to carry around several lenses with you. Unless you’re the most dedicated of photographers, that is. It’s often the same if you’re trying to enjoy a day with the family and don’t want to spend all day changing lenses and moaning about your heavy backpack. A 18-200mm lens would be a suitable choice.  I think it will be a good all-day or travel lens because it would be easy enough to carry around and offering you the freedom to capture shots from landscapes to portraits, and zoom in on distant objects.

2. MODE DIAL

mode dial on dslrWhile most compact cameras would have buttons to access their features, DSLRs would come with a mod dial on the body. This feature provides access to basic camera or automatic scene mode settings. It also enables the user to customize or adjust the settings while taking an image.

3. HD VIDEO

This feature allows the user to use a movie mode that can record high definition motion video.

4. LIVE PREVIEW

It allows the user to view the optical viewfinders image on the LCD display of the camera.

5. DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM

This includes a dust cover filter which is positioned behind the lens mount. It prevents dust particles from entering the chamber.

6. LARGE IMAGE SENSOR

This feature enables the camera to produce high resolution images therefore giving the user access to better quality images. The DSLR larger image sensor enables you to get larger pixel size. When capturing images, it’s possible to use faster shutter speed to reduce image noise.

7. LONG BATTERY LIFE

Compared to the short battery life of compact digital cameras, the battery life of DSLR camera is much longer due to the limited use of LCD screen which is only used to view the images. With a fully charged battery, one can take about two thousand shots.

It is important to note that DSLR cameras maintain their value longer than a point and shoot digital camera. This is because they are not updated on a regular basis. This type of camera is excellent for those with a goal of becoming serious photographers. Since DSLR settings are more advanced, you will not be in a position to take good images if you are not familiar with these settings and the correct photography techniques. Therefore, whenever you use a DSLR camera, you need to keep on practicing in order to learn how to take great pictures.

Kuala Lumpur Photography Tour

KUALA LUMPUR PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR: A TOUR PROGRAM MADE JUST FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

If you enjoy travelling the world capturing and seizing the moments as you see them through your camera’s view finder then head on down to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Join us on one of our Kuala Lumpur Photography Tour. Our small group photography tours take you to some of the most scenic parts of the country. See how the scenery and way of life change as we travel out of Kuala Lumpur through quaint rural villages, the lush and laid back country side, and even charming small towns reminiscent  of days gone by.

Our Kuala Lumpur photography tours are designed for the keen photographer who enjoys great views and plenty of photo shoot opportunities. Your professional photography host will be on hand to point out details which could be missed by the untrained eye while leaving you time on your own to think and compose your shots. We know the best vantage-points on the chosen route and the correct time to be around for an activity about to happen such as bustling and colorful market scenes, village children at play and more. So the next time you are planning your photography journey, put us on your list and make Kuala Lumpur your next destination! Come join us on the Kuala Lumpur Photography Tour.

WHAT IS KL PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR ALL ABOUT

Kuala Lumpur Photography Tours specializes in small, customized photo tours for avid photographers. As photo buffs ourselves, we seek to help you realize your goal of capturing typical scenes in Kuala Lumpur by taking photographs, sharing your day with like minded people. There will be plenty of opportunity also to learn more about photography and build your own portfolio of amazing photographs of Kuala Lumpur and its charming countryside.

It doesn’t matter if you are in Kuala Lumpur for just some hours or several days our guided photo tours will provide you a concentrated and productive photography experience. While there is much to see in Kuala Lumpur, you can be assured that the pace of our tours are relaxed.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR DAY

Start Time: 7.30am
End Time: 12.30pm

  • Kuala Lumpur City and the Countryside
  • Malay wooden houses
  • Rural villages
  • People at work
  • Children at play
  • The forest
  • The Indigenous people and their village

THINGS TO NOTE

  1. Participants must have some knowledge of how to adjust the white balance, program modes, iso, exposure, etc on their cameras.
  2. Participants must have an SLR camera or high-end point and shoot camera.
  3. Tripods although not necessary are highly recommended for long exposures / slow shutter speeds.
  4. We also conduct night tours and they are available on request. Routes may be changed based on local conditions.
  5. Our tours leave rain or shine. Rain and inclement weather will offer another perspective in the images you capture.
  6. Please wear a pair of good walking shoes, and comfortable clothing for the humid Malaysian weather.
  7. Bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains.
  8. A small bottle of water and a cap or sun hat is recommended for hot afternoons.

SCHEDULE BEGINNING 1ST JAN 2016

  • Departing Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: RM390.00 per person
  • We will require a minimum of 4 persons to confirm. A private arrangement for 1 or 2 persons are also available. Please enquire.
  • Do check with us which dates are confirmed.
  • If you have a group of 4 persons, you can choose any day of the week for your tour.
  • To book, full payment will be collected.
  • Payment can be made via PAYPAL or telegraphic transfer.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RATE YOU ARE PAYING

[1] Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with sufficient space for all passengers and their gear.
[2] A qualified host to take you on the full day program and to assist you on your photographic journey of adventure
[3] A fully stocked cooler box full of mineral water, fresh fruits, chocolates and tidbits to be shared by everyone

HOW TO CONTACT US OR MAKE A BOOKING

We offer small group photo tours. If you want to meet other photography minded people to share the experience, the group tour might be best for you. Our groups are small in size and are limited to 7 photographers.

For enquiries and booking please contact us here:
Email: helpdesk@myadventurehost.com
Voice / Text / SMS: +60193849691

WHY COME ON THE KUALA LUMPUR PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR WITH US

We are outdoor adventure people and we take people on outdoor adventures.
But we also love photography and we realize that not everyone comes to Kuala Lumpur for extreme adventure activities.
Some people have specific interests – like photography.

We know where good photo opportunities, whether it is typical sceneries, architecture, wildlife, people, rural scenes etc.
So you don’t waste valuable time
You can also travel further
Be with like minded people who share your interest

LAST BUT NOT LEAST,

If you are planning to book a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, we highly recommend comparing for the best hotel rates for Kuala Lumpur here. This hotel website goes through all the hotel rates out there on the internet and presents to you the best deals available which you can compare all on one page. You can make comparison of rates not only of all the hotels in the city but you can compare all the internet rates let say for The Kuala Lumpur Hilton as an example.

It’s pretty neat, so do check it out.

BEST RATES FOR HOTELS IN KUALA LUMPUR

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First time visiting Kuala Lumpur? Watch this video

VISITING KUALA LUMPUR PHOTOSo you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur and wondering how this city looks like.  We found this great time lapse video that will give you a glimpse of this famous capital city.

Kuala Lumpur is full of hustle and bustle whether during the day or night. We’re sure your visit to the city will be enjoyable and memorable. KL covers an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 1.6 million as of 2012.

 

There are plenty of hotels of all categories available in KL. For some of the best rates available, we recommend that you use this hotel portal to compare and get the lowest for the hotel of your choice.