Digital Cameras vs. Traditional CamerasProgress is usually a quick and expedited process. However, in the world of cameras progress was basically minimal because while the mechanics of the cameras would streamline over time, the chemical process of developing film had not changed for many decades and it did not appear that the process would ever change. Of course, this proved to be a false notion as the advent of digital cameras forever changed the landscape of cameras forever.
The Cost Effectiveness of Digital Cameras
Eventually, when people realized that digital cameras – while expensive to purchase – were basically much cheaper than traditional cameras due to the elimination of the need to develop film, it was only a matter of time before the sales of traditional cameras would nosedive. Of course, this is to say nothing of the fact that not only was their no need to pay for the development of the film, there was also no need to purchase film as digital cameras record images on a hard drive or memory chip.
The Quality of Digital CamerasIn addition to the cost effectiveness, a digital camera had a huge leg up on traditional cameras in the sense that the picture quality of a digital image was significantly better than the picture quality of a traditional film camera. The resolution of the digital camera was not only better, but the colors could also be altered. In fact, a color picture could also easily be changed to black and white!
The Video OptionMany digital cameras also offered brief recording capabilities (30 seconds or so) of video images. While this remains a far cry from digital camcorders, it is still a nice little add on to a camera and a function that is more worth having than not. Of course, a traditional camera does not have any video function and that is another reason why digital cameras blow them away in the popularity division.
While it is a shame to see the traditional camera fall from grace so to speak, it is also understandable that new products bring with them efficiency and progress. As such, the advent of the digital camera spelled the great dawning of a new day