Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by ( * )( * ), Sep 14, 2006.
looks kind of button heavy...i'd get one over the alpha
9 cross-type sensors
what is a pancake lens?
A flat/thin package lens designed for APS-C sized DSLRs:
i never understand why they put lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera. are there any SLR cameras that don't allow you to change the lens?
and the Sony Alpha is a cheap piece of crap.
seriously, are there any? I don't have a lot of knowledge as far as the history of photography and such so I pose this as a serious question. because if there aren't any, then i'll chalk up the initial expression as a way to sell cameras to p&s users.
SLR has nothing to do with lenses, mounts and/or the ability to swap lenses. SLR (single lens reflex) simply means that there is a moveable mirror that reflects the image from a single lens (as opposed to twin lens reflex cameras like a Rolleiflex) onto either a fresnel glass waist level finder or into a pentaprism for an eye level finder.
That's all SLR means.
That said, there have been many SLRs with non removable lenses. They aren't made this way anymore, and interchangeable lenses has become synonymous with SLR, but that doesn't mean an SLR must have a removable lens.