Difference between Digital camera and Film camera

d1fde9bb89352ca64481042b0de3d193.jpgIn the world of photography, the aim of the photographer is to capture the moment and it does not matter whether he uses the old-fashioned analog camera or the modern-day digital one. Both of them work the same way when you consider the lighting and background. But, there are advantages in each that appeal to different photographers.

Use of film and sensors

The main difference between the two is the way it captures the images. When the light from the subject of the photograph enters the camera, the digital camera uses a digital sensor to capture the image. In the film camera (analog camera), the light falls on a film. This is photosensitive meaning it undergoes a chemical change once it receives the light. The light image is then processed and sent for printing. Each process will take 2-3 days meaning it will take about a week to process the film.

In case of the digital camera, the digital sensor sends the image to the digital storage card in the camera. This takes about a fraction of a second. Next, using Wi-Fi, the camera sends the same image to the internet where it gets uploaded to your photo storage album. You can then see the photograph from anywhere by accessing the internet. You can see how convenient it is to use the digital camera and how easy it is to process and store the digital pictures.

Ease of using the digital camera

For the same reason, when you take a photograph with a digital camera, it costs next to nothing. For the analog film, you have to spend some money. You store the photographs in the digital storage memory where you can make copies or erase with a click of a button. The physical space needed to store each analog photograph is 4 cm x 4 cm and they are about 0.15 cm thick. So, you will need 2400 cubic centimeters of space that is a 10 cm deep box of the dimensions 15 cm x 16 cm for storing 1000 photographs.

You can store an endless amount of photographs in digital format. They do not need any space and you can transfer the photos to your mobile phone from the internet at any time. This way, you can access and use these photographs at any place and at any time. This is the reason for the popularity of the digital photographs. Today, you can even make huge posters and banners using the digital technology. The old-fashioned printing has gone out of practice because no one uses them anymore.

Skill needed is the same

The skill needed to take a good photograph is a steady hand, knowledge of the lighting aspect, and the film or the shutter speed you use. In the old film cameras, you must use the film with the correct speed and use the proper exposure to get the picture that has the right amount of clarity.

In the digital photos also, you need to have the right amount of exposure and use the right ISO setting just as in the other case. The only difference is in the viewfinder which is in digital format in the new modern cameras.

 

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