- Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:06 pm
The difference between a DSLR and a high quality fixed lens point and shoot is that the DSLR gives you more advanced photographic capabilities.
DSLR also have larger/better image sensors so even if a DSLR and a point and shoot have equal megapixels, the DSLR will always produce a higher quality image.
A DSLR allows you to change lenses for a myriad of different things, you can do wide angle, macro, zoom, portrait. All with the same camera. But you have to buy extra lenses which usually cost between 300 and 400 dollars.
A point and shoot will try to reproduce all of these capabilities, but it will never be able to do it truly well, whereas a DSLR can.
Also consider this, if you are planning to shoot macros of your plants. A true macro is the reproduction of an object at a 1 to 1 ratio.
Many "macro" settings on point and shoot cameras will only reproduce an object at a 1 to 4 ratio, which shows the object at normal size if it is printed out at the normal print size.
I am not telling you what to buy, just recommending that you look around a lot before you buy anything.
There are many new camera technologies coming onto the market that you may also want to explore. Consider looking around at companies other than Canon.
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