Film Cameras Vs Digital Cameras

by robbennett01

ImageThe debate surrounding traditional film cameras versus modern digital cameras is one that will probably never be resolved. Each type of camera has its own pros and cons and some might argue that a good mix of the two is best for a professional or serious amateur photographer to achieve the best shots in any situation.

Film Cameras

Film cameras are generally much quicker to use; you don’t have to wait for the camera to start up, and you don’t have to wait for the image to be captures, processed and saved to the memory card before moving onto your next shot.

The batteries in film cameras usually last much longer and are easier to change as they’re just standard batteries.

The photographer doesn’t need to have any skills in using computer based editing software.

The view hole on a film camera can be used in any light, whereas a digital camera’s lcd screen can be difficult to view in bright lighting.

Film negatives can last much longer than digital memory cards. Some digital photography critics would argue that with the continuing advancement in computer technology the memory cards may not be able to be read by future machines; whereas film negatives, if stored properly, can last a lifetime.

Digital Cameras

You can instantly review every photograph you take. If it’s not quite right then you can delete it and take another one.

You can pick and choose which of you photos to print out.

Digital photograph printers have advanced greatly in recent years and are affordable enough to have in your own home.

If you don’t have a digital photo printer then you can send your images electronically to a printing company and receive professional, high quality prints in the post within a few days.

Storing your photographs on memory cards takes up much less room than having to store boxes full of negatives.

The image quality of a digital photograph does not deteriorate over time.

Digital cameras can often be much more compact than their traditional film counterparts, meaning that they’re easier to carry around.

Digital photographs are much easier to share with people via social media and email without having to scan them onto a computer via a printer/scanner.