Articles & Videos: Digital SLR Cameras

Not sure what kind of lens to get for your SLR? We'll explain common lens terms and offer tips on which lens to use in common shooting scenarios.

Learn how lenses, flashes, and other SLR accessories can help you capture distant images, snap detailed closeups, or take professional looking portraits.

You don't need to be a camera pro to take great pictures. Check out these easy, helpful tips for taking better digital photos.

Digital cameras buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Shopping for a digital camera? Find out which digital camera style and what features are most important before you choose.

Digital Cameras FAQ
by Dave Bar

How does a digital camera take pictures? What kind of memory does a digital camera use? I've taken a few digital photos using my new camera. What do I do now? While looking around at digital cameras, I've occasionally noticed two different pixel counts for the same camera. Why? Plus more...

Digital cameras glossary
by Deia Zukowski

Learn about the features and specifications that have made digital cameras "must-have" electronic products.

Video: How to Choose a Lens
by Zak Billmeier

Zak shows us the different lenses you can use on a digital SLR camera or interchangeable lens hybrid camera, and how to get the pictures you want.

If your action photos have suffered from being too dark, too blurry or just too darn far away, the right settings and the proper lens can work wonders.

Video: Canon EOS 7D
by Zak Billmeier, Julie Govan

Canon's EOS 7D is a powerful, versatile digital SLR. In this video, Julie and Zak talk about their favorite features.

1/250, ISO 200, f/8, 600mm. 5D Mark II, using "Live View" mode on a tripod, with the 10-second self-timer. Ever since the dawn of time, man has gazed at the moon. And ever since the...

With the 7D, Canon has taken the crop-sensor camera to new heights. Photographers using Canon's "prosumer" xxD line of cameras are trained to expect sequential upgrades with each...

Tips for better DSLR videos
by Zak Billmeier

A DSLR can shoot video as well as most camcorders. I am a photographer, not a videographer. Being good at one doesn't make you good at the other, as they are vastly...

I read a great (as always) post on Strobist about building your own softbox for less than 10 bucks, and I was instantly intrigued. A softbox is used for taking those nice product photos you see on...

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience...

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience with...

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience...