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Tuesday
Jul202010

4:3 and Micro 4:3

An industry standard set by Olympus and Kodak for DSLR cameras, the four thirds system allows users to interchange lenses and other parts from different DSLR manufacturers. Recently Olympus and Panasonic have introduced micro four thirds cameras, a smaller version of typical four thirds cameras, which has a reduced amount of internal components but has the same great qualities and output.

 

Olympus E-PLI Micro FourThirds Camera (Image from Olympus Website)

Micro four thirds cameras are really exciting for their potential. This segment will undoubtedly grow over the next couple of years as many individuals trade down from bulkier DSLR's and trade up from point and shoots.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Depth of Field

Depth of field refers to the area in an image which is sharp and is a key technique utilized to place emphasis on a subject or obscure others.

Tuesday
Jul202010

DSLR

DSLR is the acronym for Digital Single-Lens Reflex camera. DSLR cameras use a series of mirrors to display light that comes throught the camera's lens into the eye of the photographer through a viewfinder in the back of the camera. DSLR cameras are popular amongst photographers for the ability to use interchangeable lenses for various photographic needs. The most popular manufacturers of DSLR cameras are Canon and Nikon though many traditionally electronic manufacturers have entered the market like Samsung and Sony.

Image of th Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i, one of the most popular DSLR cameras on the market today (Image from Canon Website.)

Tuesday
Jul202010

Fisheye

A fisheye lens is an extreme wide angle camera lens that can have up to a 180° field of view with wide depth of field.

Tuesday
Jul202010

F-Stop

The number of an optic system to express the diameter of the entrance pupil in terms of focal length of the lens or the focal length divided by the aperture diameter.  In simple terms the f-stop represents how much light enters you camera’s lens.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Megapixel

Megapixel (MP or MPx) is one million pixels. In the world of digital cameras, a pixel is the individual photosite or light sensitive particle. A higher megapixel count does not equate to a higher quality image, as not all pixels are the same size nor are they equally sensitive.

Tuesday
Jul202010

MicroSD

A format for flash memory in the form of a small card. MicroSD cards allow you to store digital memory and easily transfer that data from your camera’s MicroSD card to your computer. MicroSD cards are available in storage capacities from 4-32GB. SanDisk is a popular manufacturer of MicroSD cards.

SanDisk microSD (Image from SanDisk Website)

Tuesday
Jul202010

Shutter Speed

The amount of time that the shutter (mechanical opening) is open exposing film or a digital sensor to light. These speeds range from fractions of a second to minutes and are determined by a balance between the aperture, available light, ISO speed, and desired effect.