single-lens reflex

noun
\ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˈlenz- \

Definition of single-lens reflex 

: a camera having a single lens that forms an image which is reflected to the viewfinder or recorded on film

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Out of the 10 first-place awards the students received this year, three of them were taken with smartphones includes of traditional cameras known as single-lens reflex camera or SLRs. Kayla Fitzgerald, sacbee, "Advanced photography class at Sutter Middle School yields creative outlet, awards," 13 June 2018 Nikon was the Pepsi to Canon’s Coke, or maybe the other way around, but the two companies had a lock on the high-end market of single-lens reflex, or SLR, cameras for decades. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Canon and Nikon Hope It's Not Too Late to Avoid Disruption," 4 Apr. 2018 The free program, which requires registration by Jan. 25, is open to ages 16 and older who should bring their cameras from smartphone through digital single-lens reflex. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "'Don Sala Art Exhibition' in Beecher focuses on country living," 21 Dec. 2017 It’s hard to hold a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera steady enough to avoid vibrations. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tips for photographing Thursday evening's full moon," 5 Oct. 2017

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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