With others, the camera stores the pictures directly on a floppy disk or on a PC Card. A user then
copies the pictures to a computer by inserting the floppy disk into a disk drive or a PC Card into
a PC Card slot (Chambers and Norton 134). Once stored on a computer, the pictures can be
edited with photo-editing software, printed, faxed, sent via electronic mail, included in another
document, or posted to a Web site for everyone to see.
and highest quality of the three, a studio camera, is a stationary camera used for professional
variety of lenses and other attachments. As with the studio camera, a field camera can be quite
Reliable and lightweight, the point-and-shoot camera provides acceptable quality
photographic images for the home or small business user. A point-and-shoot camera enables
The image quality produced by a digital camera is measured by the number of bits it
stores in a dot and the resolution, or number of dots per inch. The higher each number, the better
the quality, but the more expensive the camera. Most of today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras
are at least 24-bit with a resolution ranging from 640 x 480 to 1024 x 960 (Walker 57-89) Home
and small business users can find an affordable camera with a resolution in this range that
delivers excellent detail for less than $400.