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A camera that stores images digitally rather than recording them on film. Once a picture has been taken, it can be downloaded to a computer system, and then manipulated with a graphics program and printed. Unlike film photographs, which have an almost infinite resolution, digital photos are limited by the amount of memory in the camera, the optical resolution of the digitizing mechanism, and, finally, by the resolution of the final output device. Even the best digital cameras connected to the best printers cannot produce film-quality photos. However, if the final output device is a laser printer, it doesn't really matter whether you take a real photo and then scan it, or take a digital photo. In both cases, the image must eventually be reduced to the resolution of the printer.

The big advantage of digital cameras is that making photos is both inexpensive and fast because there is no film processing. Interestingly, one of the biggest boosters of digital photography is Kodak, the largest producer of film. Kodak developed the Kodak PhotoCD format, which has become the de facto standard for storing digital photographs.

Most digital cameras use CCDs to capture images, though some of the newer less expensive cameras use CMOS chips instead.



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  Active Buyer's Guide: Digital Cameras
Helps new users learn the basics and shoppers find the most appropriate models based on their personal preferences.

  CNET's Guide to Digital Camera's
Provides product information and links to information about digital photography.

  Digital Camera Resource Page
Excellent resource for current or future owners of digital cameras. Contains a wealth of useful links, articles, and product information.

  Digital Camera Technology Overview
Outlines the technology underlying the digital camera and the features offered by a modern, consumer model. Includes graphics, diagrams and an integrated glossary. This page is from "The PC Technology Guide." Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Digital Cameras: Closing the Gap
ZDNet article (January 1999) with in-depth reviews of several high-resolution digital cameras.

  Digital Eyes
An independent, online publication covering digital cameras and scanners that features news, reviews, and specifications for digital cameras, scanners, and the software that controls them. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Yahoo!'s digital cameras page
Yahoo!'s directory of digital cameras. Updated on May 9, 1998

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