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The reality of Digital Cameras (and why you need one!)

What can you see? One of the things that amaze me is the addition of capabilities to cameras in the past five or so years. Yes, I am still on my have a digital camera rather than rely on your cellular phone kick, but beyond that, you can add a variety of functional additions to your camera collection. I like the Go-Pro cameras a lot. I find them useful and reliable. You can get 360-degree cameras as well; there are several including Bubl and Camora that offer features and functions that are simply amazing. You can also get the Seek cameras that allow you to see infrared or incoming cold and outgoing cold pending the season and if you are inside or outside your house.

Digital cameras truly expand the ability of the user to do more. I post the pictures I take all the time. Where once you were limited to 24 pictures per roll or 36 pictures per roll, and then wait two weeks to get the images back either prints or slides, now it is instantaneous. I find on average when I start taking pictures I take between 50 to 100 every single time. If there is something interesting, I will take 200 pictures a day or more. My daughter, my wife and I took more than 6500 pictures the 11 days we were in Europe last year.

The ever growing expansion of capabilities in the digital camera world begs two distinct and different questions. The first being are you backing your pictures up? Back in the day, having one copy of your photographs put you at risk. In particular at risk, because if you had a fire, you didn’t have pictures any longer. In the digital world, the reality is similar, in that if you only have one copy of your pictures than you are one disaster away from no copies. The other reality is that of the digital camera vs. the Cellular camera. I still maintain the quality differences are so significant that many more people should have digital cameras. At the very least, so you don’t destroy your cellular phones batteries.

Capabilities you can have continued to expand. Storage is cheap and well the images taken with your camera are good (cellular pictures are ok, not as good). The changes in the past five years are amazing. Add to that the sheer raw additional number of pictures, and it is time for both a digital camera and for a backup strategy!

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  1. Taking photographs using a Digital camera is like having a relaxed dinner or meals at home. You can enjoy and explore the camera when you have some time. Photographs that are taken using a mobile phone is similar to having a quick sandwich or burger in a fast food restaurant :-).

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  2. The backup point is important – I had a problem when I thought I had backed up a whole heap of pictures only to discover that the folders had moved but not the contents! Empty folders are no use whatsoever!

  3. Good article. I don’t have a digital camera, but I am planning to get one at some point. At present, I just use my smart-phone for photos. That is actually the only reason I got a smart-phone – so I could take digital pictures! I am not interested in apps in the least.

    • I still have my father’s film cameras. I can’t get rid of them (they were after all his cameras) so I understand completly!!! I use those on occasion in memory. I also use my cellular phone when I don’t bring a camera. But I do make multiple copies of the cell camera pictures also!

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