Question by Monicaaaa: Question about digital camera and aperture?
I love on a regular camera, the aperture, where the background is blurry and the subject is in focus. I want a digital camera that does that. So how many mega-pixels do i need? Or is there something that i should look for while trying to buy a digital camera?
Answer by birdbackg
First, the aperture is hole on a camera that opens to expose the film, the aperture setting determines how far this hole will open. Aperture settings will give more or less depth of field. Depth of field is the distance range of what will be in focus. A small depth of field is what is what creates the effect you are talking about. I would bet there is a way to do this in some point and shot digital cameras, though different models may call it different names. What you want is a digital SLR, or single lens reflex. This will give you all the creative control you are used to on you film camera, which i assume is an SLR. Mega-pixels are irrelevant to ,your question, but any digital SLR will have enough for your purposes unless you are wanting very large prints. Have fun and keep shooting.
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