Digital cameras are confusing to a lot of new users.
In this guide to digital camera technology I hope to try to give
you at least some knowledge to use in deciding which digital camera
is right for them. When shopping for a digital camera it's useful
to know what the basic terms like white balance, pixel, ppi and
dpi mean and how they affect image and print quality. It's also
important to know the difference between things like optical zoom
and digital zoom as well as the advantages and disadvantages between
storage formats such as Compact Flash (CF), Microdrives, Sony Memory
Stick, Secure Digital (SD), Multimedia and camera interface technologies
such as USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and Firewire IEEE 1394.