digital camera

A digital camera records and stores photographic images in digital form. Many current models are also able to capture sound or video, in addition to still images. Capture is usually accomplished by use of a photosensor, using a charged coupled device (CCD). These stored images can be uploaded to a computer immediately or stored in the camera for to be uploaded into a computer or printer later. Images may also be archived on a photographic compact disc or external hard disk.

Most digital cameras have a LCD for viewing both images in the viewfinder and those in the camera's memory. Kodak, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus and several other companies make digital cameras.

This was last updated in July 2007

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