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06/30/2017 03:24:33 AM · #1
Hi, I have a quick question, because my tech knowledge is terrible :-).
Is a camera on a mobile phone considered a DSLR? I.e can I submit pictures to the challenges taken on my iphone ?

Your submission must be...

taken with a digital camera that records EXIF data.

Thank you

06/30/2017 05:30:00 AM · #2
06/30/2017 05:31:30 AM · #3
No - It is not a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) which just means that what you see in the viewfinder is coming through the lens via prism/mirror.

Yes - you can submit photos taken with most modern mobile phones as it is both digital and records exif data.

I'm sure we had a mobile phone challenge a while back.
06/30/2017 05:55:47 AM · #4
Mobile phone cameras are digital cameras that record EXIF data. When entering a challenge, remember to keep an unmodified original file to submit in case the Site Council requests verification. Typically you would want to move the original to your computer using the file system. Some photo import software methods alter the original file in ways that are not valid for verification. If in doubt, create a test file and verify with DPC staff via the Help/Contact Us ticket route.

In the "Equipment" section of DPC (here), you can click on "Apple" (for example) and select from the model numbers to see high-scoring images taken with each iPhone camera. Some have won ribbons. In the "Photos/Galleries" section of DPC (here), you will find a Camera Phones section with more than 400 camera phone images members have submitted. Some are very impressive.

A DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera is one kind of digital camera designed (like earlier SLR film cameras) to have a light path that goes through a single lens and reflects off a mirror into a prism and on to the viewfinder that the photographer looks through when composing the image, but the mirror briefly pulls out of the way when the shutter button is clicked, allowing the light to go through to the sensor at the back of the camera (where the film would be in a film camera). Camera phones use a different design without the mirror.
06/30/2017 10:58:07 AM · #5
Thank you all for your responses.
I "thought" it would be allowed, but wanted to make sure :-)
06/30/2017 01:17:59 PM · #6
SC weighing in to say "The information provided in this thread is correctomundo!"
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