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Crossover from analog to digital camera

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

Change is the only unchanging thing in this universe! This statement is very with respect to everything that exists around us. The last two decades have witnessed most of the major technological breakthroughs in consumer electronics as part of one superior breakthrough. The digital technology is the name. This technology is all about converting conventional analog information (represented by a continuous fluctuating wave) into digital information (represented by 1's and 0's, called bits). This elemental shift in technology has completely revolutionized the world of visual and audio information. As the society proceeds onto the technical advancement of the new century, the people are implementing the good effects of such technologies into their every day lives too! One such common appliance is the ... camera! And, perhaps the latest happening stuff of this fantastic device is the digital camera. Yet the reason remains as to why a person would go for a switch over into the digital world of camera from their years old conventional cameras. A very common question remains, why should I buy a digital camera instead of a good solid analog camera? What are the benefits? The reasons are truly varying. And the composite effect of all these fragmented reasons provides a good justification towards this crossover. This requires a bit of exploration in order that every person at least realizes this justification and not go by the ways of blind conventions only! The rest is personal preference.

A general analysis of the situation reveals a lot of interesting facts existing. The primary reason to support this "upgrading" to digital cameras is the feeling of the users that they are getting a higher quality digital image and other benefits along with it. On the other hand, another big consequence is the feeling of economic security. Many people are spending a great deal of money on digital cameras, computers, software, and printers in the hope of "saving" money over film based cameras. This is very true in the present world scenario where the common man has to work real hard to earn a living and moreover survive the current competition market.

To become a good digital photographer involves an entire skill set of mainly computer and software related skills that are not part of customary photography. Being a good digital photographer involves an entire skill set of mainly computer and software related skills that aren't part of traditional photography. These skill sets have a difficult learning curve, and assume much expertise of underlying computer related knowledge and also unrelated to traditionalphotography. Yet the computers becoming so predominant in the society, these skills appear easier and can be readily grabbed by even kids. Whereas the traditional photography still remains in the eyes of the common an art par excellence that only matures under the shades of experience of years!

Looking from a slightly different angle, the biggest selling booster of digital cameras is convenience and ease of use. Digital image can be captured quickly and conveniently, and also eliminates the requirement to develop the film and scan an image. Color images can be printed from any color printers at real fast speeds and quickly, eliminating the need for maintenance of a big enough a color darkroom. A person is able to preview his or her shots, and delete any portion that is undesired and retake those portions that are good.

The major reasons behind the cross over from conventional analog camera to the digital camera have been uncovered in the above lines. Although they might seem to the human minds as something weird, because the mind is accustomed to beliefs, and the analog camera has its roots ingrained in the human mind for centuries. Yet whatever is true has been discussed, and it is a wise person who accepts reality as well as changes, and when it is for the good! So is the case for the digital camera. The rest remains solely a matter of taste!

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