DSLR Cameras

 What is a DSLR camera?

A DSLR camera stands for digital single lense reflex. In the film industry, it was a huge revolution as before DSLR cameras everything was done on film. DSLR cameras were originally used for photography, but then they added in a recording feature, so anyone could make a film of there own.

Pros and cons


  • Cheaper then normal, professional cameras.
  • A good picture quality. This because it has a bigger sensor, meaning more pixels.
  • It’s good in low light, this means it can be used in darker spaces to film.
  • It has interchangeable lenses for different uses


  • The sound quality is poor.
  • Not simple to use

The Exposure Triangle


The exposure triangle is the three factors that will effect the exposure of the film/photograph.

The three factors are:

  • Shutter speed: The amount of light you let in.
  • Aperture: Depth of field control. It creates a focus in the image to draw the eyes too.
  • ISO: How sensitive the sensor is. It changes how grainy it is; the sharpness; how clear is it; how much light there is.

The other important aspects that effect a photo:

  • White balance: this is when the colours are adjusted to create a better picture.
  • Frame rate: frame rate is how many frames are shown per second. If it’s over 24 fps, the human eye will see it smoothly as it can’t distinguish the difference between individual photos and a moving image. Anything below, the eye can see the difference between the pictures.
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One Response to DSLR Cameras

  1. kendalcollegefilm says:

    This is solid, Izzy, though a couple of points need correcting: The shutter speed controls the length of time an image is exposed for; the aperture controls the amount of light let in through the lens, and ALSO the depth of field. Finally, I’d say that DSLR revolutionised low budget filmmaking, rather than the whole film industry; they gave access to high-end images for a generation of filmmakers for the first time. With a couple of exceptions, the big budget film industry doesn’t really use them at all.


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