Thursday, February 4, 2010

What is new in digital photography?

         The market of digital cameras has encountered an incredible increase of market share over the past few years. Photography can be viewed as an art form. This is a great way for the photographer to express what he sees and share his work and creativity to the public. The digital camera, like any electronic device, continues to come up with new and better ways to take pictures. Some digital cameras are made to allow users to take incredibly beautiful photographs with a very high resolution with a touch of a button. More and more photographers prefer to use a digital camera over a film camera. Many companies are responding to consumers who want a camera that's easy and fun to use and that allows them to preserve their family memories. Also, they offer a better choice of what they can do with their pictures by improving the quality of the images with high resolution. The digital camera offers different people of different levels to achieve what they need and want.
                The newer digital cameras allow the consumer to send reduced size email pictures with lots more clarity and visibility. They also offer menu options where you can edit your picture from the camera without the need of a computer. It can adjust the brightness of your dark pictures, detect and correct red-eye images from your camera. Other fun features give vibrant and sharp images and also allow you to take pictures either in landscape form or portrait. Camera sizes have decreased dramatically as well.
              Until recently, professional and serious photographers have used film photography as their main choice because of its high resolution, telephoto zoom lenses, fast shutter speeds, and the ability to take many pictures rapidly. But lately, digital photography has advanced to the point where photographers in many professions, including studio photography, have included digital cameras in their arsenal, or use them exclusively. Good quality, affordable consumer grade cameras are now available for around $500 which rival film camera resolution. For action photographers, one of the complaints about digital cameras has been the time it takes between snapshots. This is one of the things that has improved dramatically in digital cameras. In fact, many models of digital cameras, including cell phones, can also double as digital video recorders. In this way, an action photographer can advance the video frame by frame and choose the best frame as a photograph. The ability to adjust the aperture shutter speed, and to manually focus the camera have long been abilities of good film cameras, and digital camera manufacturers have known that in order to win over the serious action photographer, they have had to solve these problems as well.
             One of the advantages of the digital camera lately for the professional photographer is the decrease in price of flash memory chips and portable storage devices. This inexpensive storage makes taking thousands of pictures much easier than trying to keep track of many rolls of film. All of the image files are date stamped, searchable, and the results of the photo are instantly viewable on the camera's display. A newspaper photographer, for example, would be able to quickly choose the best pictures, without developing them, and upload them into the newspaper's network quickly and efficiently. For the photographer who would like to print the picture quickly without using a computer, there are many picture grade pictures on the market where you can hook or dock your camera directly to the printer. The real news is in how inexpensive these devices are. The real cost is in the paper products and ink.

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