These days, everyone fancies themselves to be some type of photographer or picture-taker. Some of these people take their Instagram ambitions to the next level, and usually it's by upgrading to a better piece of equipment, like a digital SLR. SLR stands for single-lens reflex camera, which means that viewers can look through a lens to see exactly what will show up in the final image. Digital SLRs are available on the cheap these days, making it easier than ever for someone to shoot professional photographs.

Maybe not everyone should pursue professional photography or buy a digital SLR, but in 2014, it seems like you're the outsider if you don't have one. For those who are on the fence or don't know where to start, here are 10 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Digital SLR Camera.

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