Definition of single-lens reflex in US English:

single-lens reflex


  • Denoting a reflex camera in which the lens that forms the image on the film also provides the image in the viewfinder.

    • ‘The Canon Rebel is a single-lens reflex camera, the kind that utilizes interchangeable lenses.’
    • ‘Good camera equipment always has been expensive, but many fine single-lens reflex cameras with interchangeable lenses are available for less than $1, 000.’
    • ‘These days it's quite common to find 32-bit microprocessors, metal-oxide semiconductors, and redundant gold-plated electrical contacts on single-lens reflex cameras.’
    • ‘But those who want to be more involved with dials and settings might opt for a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera that will accommodate a number of lenses.’
    • ‘Models at 6 megapixels and above are limited to extremely expensive semi-pro and pro single-lens reflex cameras, which few but enthusiasts with fat wallets would look at.’


single-lens reflex

/ˈˌsiNGɡə(l)ˌlenz ˈrēˌfleks/