23 Mar '11, 1am

#Photography is picking up in #Singapore, but is using a DSLR necessary?

#Photography is picking up in #Singapore, but is using a DSLR necessary?

More people in Singapore are using DSLRs nowadays. (AFP file photo) Armed with his own Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, Mark Chew, 18, emerged as the winner of the Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2010 (student category). "I got interested in photography three-and-a-half-years ago, and started using a DSLR two years back," the second-year student at Anderson Junior College (AJC), said. "With a DSLR, I can set my aperture and shutter speed , and the image quality is also much better than on a compact camera," he told Yahoo! Singapore. "Actually, I wouldn't have gotten one if it wasn't relatively cheap." Young, promising photographers like Mark are benefitting from the fall in DSLR prices over the years. "There were 112,000 DSLR bodies sold in 2010, which was a 53 per cent growth from 2009," said Ms Shirleen Kok, a general manager at consumer industry research firm GfK...

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