Digital SLR Camera versus a Compact Digital Camera. Written by Virginia Wong
Digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras are excellent cameras that produce clearer, sharper and more colourful images than most point and shoot digital cameras available. With prices falling rapidly, they are now more affordable then ever. With price gap between an entry model digital SLR camera and most expensive compact digital camera narrowing; question is… do I spend extra money and get a Digital SLR camera? or save a few hundred dollars and purchase best digital compact camera. Well, it really depends on your budget; however if you do spend extra money, here's what you get: In addition to price falls in Digital SLR models, performance on these cameras has increased year on year with latest Digital SLR cameras being quicker and faster than ever before. They have improved to such an extent that power up or start-up time is near instantaneous with virtually no lag time. “Lag time is time between you pressing shutter release button and camera actually taking shot”. This delay can vary quite a bit between different camera models and it is one of biggest drawbacks compared to a compact digital camera. The latest digital SLR cameras have virtually no lag times and react in same way as conventional film cameras, even in burst mode. Compact digital cameras are catching up; however difference is still significant. A lag time of ~0.5 seconds can result in you missing heartbeat of moment and hence that potential great picture. Digital SLR camera also has a larger sensor versus a smaller sensor in a compact digital camera. This equates to higher sensitivity and less noise and results in camera taking clearer pictures in low light. (They also have better autofocus speed in low light as well). A measure of sensitivity in a digital camera is ISO and a typical ISO range for a Digital SLR camera varies from ISO 100 – 1600 with latter being more sensitive. The ISO range for a compact digital camera varies from ISO 50 – 400. In summary, higher ISO rating, greater sensitivity and better photo can be taken in low light.
Relieft from Sarbanes-Oxley on the way?Written by Cale D. Hollingsworth
Do you have to fill out a day's worth of paperwork to make most inane of changes at work? If so, this article may be for you..
Bringing a large or small enterprise into compliance with new Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations is not cheap. However, perhaps it is more expensive than it needs to be. This may be due to over-reactions and misinterpretations of regulations, as CNET article suggests.