Welcome to the dpreview.com Absolute Beginner’s Guides! If you’re completely new to photography, looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot or the camera on your phone or are just looking for some simple tips we’re here to help. We’re hoping to produce these video guides regularly on a wide range of subjects, from buying advice to basic photo techniques to creative tips and tricks. Our first video covers the significant differences between an entry level digital SLR and a smartphone when shooting challenging subjects and lighting conditions.

Absolute Beginner's Guides: Smartphone versus Digital SLR
Jordan and Mark pit smartphone against entry-level DSLR in a variety of challenging situations