Whether you need to take the highest quality shots for landscapes or even micro objects, you can easily achieve that with a professional DSLR camera than with most of the available compact digital cameras. You can capture high quality images much faster without missing any of the moments as no shutter lag problems are expected with DSLRs. The cameras whose bigger sensors are mechanically activated take more instantaneous shots than compacts whose sensors are electronically activated. Although some compact cameras can boast of a broad zoom range, it does not help much as the motors do not move the lens with the required speed. Rotating a ring to zoom in or out can be at the speed you want. There are now more choices for lenses as well as other accessories professional photographers will need for their DSLR cameras.
It would not really be hard for any professional photographer to decide whether they need a camera with plenty of automatic setting controls or one that gives more if not total control over how they take their shots. With that consideration, the favor obviously goes to DSLR camera types than to any of the compact digital cameras. The human judgment over the conditions in which shots are taken leads to more accurate determination of the requirements than when a device has to automatically do all that. The human eye can help better when it comes to choosing the right lens for the shot to take.
Using a DSLR camera gives any professional photographer the perfect opportunity to grow and perfect their skills for more creativity. Although compact digital cameras where previously preferred by professionals because they could capture video as well, now almost every latest digital camera labeled as DSLR can also capture video. The video quality standard has gone up to 1080 pixel in resolution and the bitrates are impressive. The ability to change lenses while using most of the DSLR cameras has made them the best choices when shooting movies for most independent film makers. Not that a compact digital camera that can guarantee better quality video for movies is not available, but its cost in that case would be even higher than what you would expect with a DSLR camera. Some compact digital cameras are come with a variety of features but they will often not guarantee the level of flexibility and freedom that most professional photographers demand in their work.