What are digital cameras
Usually, digital cameras are a type of photo camera that can take and store pictures on memory cards instead of a roll of film, like it was the case with many of the older cameras. And since you are no longer limited by that roll, you can take a lot more photos with a digital camera. It all depends on how big is the memory card you’re using with it. Sometimes, we are talking hundreds of photos!
All digital cameras now have USB connectivity, meaning that you can connect them to a computer or laptop and download all the photos from the memory card in just a couple of seconds. You no longer have to wait for them to be processed by a professional photographer, as it happened with the photos stored on film. Now you are able to download them to your computer and have them printed at home on the spot!
Most of the photos we are seeing today are digital ones, although there still are a few photographers who like using old school equipment. A digital camera can be used to take photos anywhere you go. Of course, there are professional ones and more consumer-oriented cameras.
The first ones are also the most expensive and target professional photographers and photo studios. These people have the money to spend on high-end cameras and they are also the ones who need them the most. The rest of us, on the other hand, especially if we are beginners, we should do just fine with a more compact and less expensive camera.
So, if you decide to go ahead and buy a digital camera, first you need to think why do you need it for? What photos will you be taking? Is it sports and action? Landscape photography? Portrets? Or you just want to have a camera for taking a couple of pictures during your next holiday? Once you’ve decided, pick a camera you like, that fits your budget. Just make sure it’s something you will use frequently! Don’t just buy it and let it collect dust in a drawer!
The digital camera was invented back in the late ’70, by a Kodak engineer, Steven Sasson. The first ones to be manufactured were fitted with camera tube, while the later ones relied on digitized signals to take photos. In the beginning, they were used mainly by the military and news outlets, but by the mid ’90, they became available to the public as well.
As for market trends this year, I’m sure we will be seeing some interesting changes. First of all, from what I found out so far, the point-and-shoot cameras may become extinct in the near future. Next, we will have faster connections, 4K video capability and larger sensors on the way. So this should be one very interesting year ahead of us!