Many photographers and video production companies use DSLR cameras not only because of their ease of use, but they are capable of taking both brilliant still photos and videos. A DSLR camera isn't a bad investment for an amateur photographer or videographer either.

In order to really get the best out of your DSLR camera, you should obviously know how to use it. DSLR cameras, with its advanced technology and different parts and settings, just learning how to use one can be a touch confusing.

Here, we'll discuss some of the basic parts of a DSLR camera as a springboard for your amateur photographer studies.

Your camera is composed of many different operating parts, which is why DSLR cameras might be intimidating for beginners to handle at the outset. Here are the basic parts you should be aware of:

• The body. This serves as the exterior for your camera. This feature doesn't influence the outcome of your photos as much as it influences comfort and how it feels in your hands. The body of the camera should be one significant consideration in your purchase, as you want the camera to feel comfortable in your hands while using it. People with small hands, for example, may not be handle some types of bulky camera bodies. The body will also determine the location of different buttons.

• Perhaps one of the most valuable features of DSLR cameras is the many interchangeable lenses to choose from. Different lenses will create different effects, so it's important to research and know the differences between different lenses. There are lots of different lenses out there that create different effects, but here we'll list the most basic ones:

o Zoom lenses vs. Prime lenses. Just as the name suggests, zoom lenses are capable of zooming in and out, while prime lenses are not, although some prime lenses may give you a sharper image than zoom lenses. Zoom lenses tend to be much more expensive than prime lenses.

o Wide-angle lenses.

o Standard lenses.

o Medium lenses.

o Telephoto lenses.

• The sensor inside the camera records the light that it gets exposed to through the lens. That exposure is generally saved to some type of flash memory. The quality and sizes of sensors varies and will have a huge impact on your photos.

• The flash card stores the images you take in the camera. The larger the flash card, the more pics and videos you'll be able to store.

• Last but not least is the battery, which is a consideration for any electronic device.

For more information on how to use DSLR cameras, contact your local video production company.

Source by CJ Jane Johnson