Master the Canon 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Features


show more Simple point-and-shoot (compact) cameras are small and stylish but lack the power, versatility and quality packed into an SLR camera. A Canon 5D Mark III can offer lens choice, portability and, with their large sensors, better photo quality and depth, as well as low light performance. Still asking yourself, "What is an SLR?" Watch this online video tutorial to find out more. show less
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What is an SLR?

All cameras have at least one thing in common; they have a lens that sits in front of a focal plane. On that focal plane is a recording medium; either a piece of light sensitive film, or paper, or a digital image sensor. The focal plane needs to sit directly behind the lens, because the lens is used to focus light onto that recording medium. Another way to think of it is that the recording medium looks through the lens. What's tricky about camera design is that if the recording medium is sitting there looking through the lens, how is there room for you to look through the lens to frame your shot? Camera designers have wrestled with this problem since the beginning of photography, and they have come up with lots of solutions.

For example, with a view camera, you actually take the recording medium off, so that you can look through your lens to line up the shot, and then you put the recording medium back on. Needless to say, this doesn't make for a particularly speedy shooting. In a ...

What is an SLR?
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Simple point-and-shoot (compact) cameras are small and stylish but lack the power, versatility and quality packed into an SLR camera. A Canon 5D Mark III can offer lens choice, portability and, with their large sensors, better photo quality and depth, as well as low light performance. Still asking yourself, "What is an SLR?" Watch this online video tutorial to find out more.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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