Advantages and Drawbacks of Digital Cameras


Visitors: 156

Whether you’re professional photographer or a tourist looking to record a few good memories, the first step to great photographs is a finding a decent camera.

One of the first decisions you need to make is whether to go with a quick and convenient digital camera, or stick with trusty old film.

The main benefit of going digital include the ability to see pictures instantly on an LCD screen, saving the ones you like and erasing the ones you don’t. Another advantage is the versatility of being able to edit and perfect your photos on a computer, using a program like PhotoShop.

There are also immense economic advantages to using a digital camera. Being able to review each picture you take, and print only the ones you really like saves a lot of money that would have gone into buying film and developing poor-quality pictures.

Despite these tempting benefits, however, there is still a case for sticking with good old fashioned film photography.

The image resolution, for example, is generally better with a cheap traditional camera than a mid-range digital camera. In order to achieve true film-quality resolution on a digital camera, one must pay several hundred dollars for a 7+ megapixel device.

Another advantage of film is its distance from the world of computing technology; even a person who is totally computer-illiterate should be able to use a traditional camera to its full potential with no problems whatsoever. Furthermore, many photographers prefer the simple challenge of taking a good picture on film to the much less artistic process of “cheating, " and editing pictures on a computer.

Overall, the right type of camera depends almost entirely upon the photographer. Each person must choose for themselves which kind of photography they like better.

Another option, of course, is to buy both digital and film cameras, and alternate depending on situation. This is often the best choice for a serious photographer who can afford the additional expense.

Jeremy Maddock is a well-known technology blogger, and owner of

Camera Reviews


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
The Advantages and the Drawbacks of Using Free Online Virus Scanner
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

3 Advantages of Digital Cameras

by: Ricky Lim (December 11, 2006) 
(Computers and Technology)

Digital Cameras Ratings - Find the Best Digital Cameras With This Guide

by: Clark Thompson (August 09, 2008) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Photography)

Digital SLR Camera Review - Choosing Between SLR Cameras or Compact Digital ..

by: Debra Proctor (May 02, 2007) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

Home Shop 18 Cameras Shopping - Buy the Latest Digital Cameras Online

by: Patri Berry (July 29, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Electronics)

How Do Digital Cameras Differ From Film Or SLR Cameras?

by: Mike Singh (December 01, 2006) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

Digital Cameras vs. Film Cameras- the debate goes on

by: Kevin Rockwell (April 07, 2005) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Photography)

Panasonic Digital Cameras - The History Behind Their Cameras

by: Kevin Rockwell (May 10, 2005) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Photography)

Digital TV Technology Has Merits And Drawbacks

by: Nicole M Evans (February 28, 2008) 
(Communications/Satellite TV)

What Are the Advantages and Drawbacks of Cable TV and High-Speed Internet

by: Iggy Paraphrast (October 22, 2010) 
(Communications/Satellite TV)

The Advantages and the Drawbacks of Using Free Online Virus Scanner

by: Deanie Canales (September 12, 2011) 
(Business/Small Business)