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SLR cameras: what should I pay attention to?

SLR cameras are hugely versatile. Both beginning photographers and professionals use SLR cameras to obtain spectacular results. There are big differences in quality and setting options between an entry-level model and a professional model, though. Whatever model you choose, an SLR camera always offers you huge creativity, freedom, and hundreds of accessories to choose from. Use the questions on this page to decide which SLR camera is best for you. Prefer direct advice on which SLR cameras we recommend in different situations? Check out Coolblue's Choice.

When do you opt for an SLR camera?

Choose SLR camera

You are looking for a new camera, but do not know which type suits you best. An SLR camera is one of your options. But what exactly is this for a camera? Our specialists explain it to you. You also read when you opt for an SLR camera.

Which sensor suits your use?


The size of the sensor has a great influence on the quality of the image. There are 2 formats of sensors; the full frame sensor and the APS C sensor.

A APS C sensor is 1.5 or 1.6 times smaller than a full frame sensor. When you put a full frame lens on a camera with an APS C sensor, the focal point of the lens will also be 1.5 to 1.6 times further than with a full frame camera. This means that you are zoomed 1.5 to 1.6 times further with an APC-S sensor.


An SLR camera is very versatile. Amateur photographers as well as professionals can use this camera for spectaculars results. Whatever model you choose, the camera will provide you with a lot of freedom. Read on to see if an SLR camera suits you.

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