Although the major parts of the digital camera is much the
same as the typical film camera, there are differences that
may confuse people especially those who are making the jump
from the film to digital format.
It doesn’t also help that digital cameras, even the most
basic ones, typically have more buttons than the usual
point and click film cameras. We hope that with this
article, we can help you in identifying the parts of your
1. The LCD screen
– this is probably the most obvious difference between a
digital and a film camera. The LCD screen provides users
with a preview of the shot they will be taking.
Unlike film cameras which use only the viewfinder, the LCD
gives people exactly what they see on the display. Aside
from that, the LCD also provides information on the camera
such as the amount of battery left and the like.
2. A slot for the storage media
– while the film in a film camera is usually loaded on the
back, the slot of the storage media differs from one type
of digital camera to the other.
The user manual can help you find where it is.
3. A slot for transferring your data
– you can transfer that pictures you have taken by
physically removing your card from the camera and putting
it into the card reader of your computer.
However, you can also connect your camera via USB or other
ports on your computer if you do not have a card reader.