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Digital Camera Basics


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.





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