The level of control the user has over the camera is by far the most significant distinction between a standard DSLR and a standard digital camera. A DSLR camera gives skilled users the ability to modify camera settings to give them complete creative control over their photographs. A point-and-shoot digital camera is significantly easier to operate for less experienced users, but you have very little control over the settings.
The majority of consumer-level digital cameras lack features like aperture adjustment and independent image settings. They also make it tough to modify ISO settings and do not allow you to adjust exposure compensation while using the built-in flash.
A DSLR, on the other hand, is designed to provide the photographer complete control over all of the camera's features. However, successful use of these features necessitates some research and training. If you choose, DSLR cameras usually include 'auto' modes that take over these operations.