A Comparison Of Film Cameras Vs. Digital Camera

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Littlefield 1 Tierra Littlefield Professor Freeland ENG 1010 April 22, 2014 Film Cameras Vs Digital Camera The past is gone, but slowly slips as time runs with a glimpse. Since the late 1800's, we've been able to capture memories, people, places and things within a photograph. Cameras help this and ever since the first camera was invented, they have evolved over time. Now there are many different kinds of cameras to choose from. I wanted to compare and contrast film cameras verses digital cameras, how film and digital cameras work, and the image quality from film and digital cameras. Film and digital cameras are both used to achieve different picture qualities. Film photographs have a way of capturing still and moving pictures because it is able to record detail in a stable form. Film provides better picture quality, but with the improving technology of digital cameras they are becoming quite popular. While film cameras depend on chemical and mechanical processes, digital cameras have built-in computers and records everything electronically. Some prefer film cameras because of the process of developing the pictures by hand, but others prefer the digital photographs for editing them before sending them to print. After 100 years of technology changing, we are able to edit, and print in our homes instead of waiting an hour for film to be developed. It is a quick and easy process with digital, than film which is a lengthy process, and has to be done a certain way or the photograph will be ruined. When you “take” a photograph, you hear a click that is the shutter which is recorded by visible light reflected from the object within the camera's field of view. When you look through the view finder, or the little window that you hold up t... ... middle of paper ... ...same quality that you would get from a photo lab. 2240x1680 - Found on 4 megapixel cameras -- the current standard -- this allows even larger printed photos, with good quality for prints up to 16x20 inches. 4064x2704 - A top-of-the-line digital camera with 11.1 megapixels takes pictures at this resolution. At this setting, you can create 13.5x9 inch prints with no loss of picture quality. High-end consumer cameras can capture over 12 million pixels. Some professional cameras support over 16 million pixels, or 20 million pixels for large-format cameras. For comparison, Hewlett Packard estimates that the quality of 35mm film is about 20 million pixels.” (Nice, Karim, Tracy V. Wilson and Gerald Gurevich. "How Digital Cameras Work" 29 November 2006. HowStuffWorks.com. 06 May 2014.)

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