What is a DSLR camera?
DSLR stands for "Digital Single Lens Reflex". If you look through the optical viewfinder of such a camera, you first look through a prism and through a semi-transparent mirror, and then directly through the lens
to the subject. This means you can see the subject without any delay. Very convenient, especially when you shoot fast action or moving subjects. The name "SLR camera" is also derived from this mirror system built into the camera housing.
A characteristic of such a DSLR camera is that there is no fixed lens on the body. So this type of camera works with interchangeable lenses giving you endless possibilities. That makes SLR cameras ideal for many different types of photography. It allows you to work with a macro lens
for enlarging very close subjects, zoom lens
to be able to vary between wider and smaller angles or a telephoto lens
to get subjects on larger distances nearby .
Specifications of an SLR camera
Are you unsure whether renting an SLR camera is the best option for you? At Gearbooker, we are happy to help you make a good decision by providing information and giving you tips. Let's discuss some of the main specifications of the DSLR cameras. Firstly, this type of camera is slightly heavier than, for example, a mirrorless camera
or a compact camera
Moreover, the technology of DLSR cameras has advanced immensely over the 10-15 years. For example, nowadays the noise performance at high ISO levels and noise reduction in low light are performing very well these days. The autofocus of a DSLR is still super fast compared to other camera types.
Third, the camera bodies are often equipped with various connectivity options, such as WiFi and Bluetooth. This allows you to wirelessly transfer photos to your computer / laptop or your smartphone. You can also shoot pictures and record from every conceivable angle with tilting LCD screens.
Modern DSLR cameras also offer excellent options when it comes to video. The great thing is that you can reach a highly cinematic look when working with the right lenses. In cinematography often a beautiful blurry look or small depth of field (DOF) is being used, giving that dreamy unsharp background and 'bokeh'. When using your DSLR for video, think about the stabilization too. It is recommended to use a tripod
, monopod, a gimbal
or other stabilizer. Don't forget to include this if you are going to rent an DSLR camera to shoot your movie or video production. In addition to built-in electronic image stabilization, many modern DSLR cameras also contain IBIS, which stands for In Body Image Stablization. This is a mechanical stabilization in which the sensor of the camera makes a counter-movement over 3, 4 or 5 axes to compensate for the (unwanted) movements of the camera. Many videographers work with fixed lenses
when recording with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera
because these lenses are often faster (capturing more light with larger maximum apertures) and are more lightweight too.
Effortlessly rent a DSLR camera
Maybe you are an ambitious amateur photographer who would like to take a leap up from your own entry-level camera to test out a more professional camera model? Or are you professional photographer who needs a backup camera for a specific assignment? In all these occassions and many more, renting an SLR camera can be a very useful option. Gearbooker believes that you don't have to be limited by the gear you happen to own or not own. That's why we created this platform to rent easily and safely from other photography enthusiasts and creatives.