Going Digital

In general, the clarity of digital cameras is quickly catching up to traditional SLR cameras, and is dependent on resolution and printer quality. Up to an approximate 8" x 10" image size, a 2MP model can deliver "photo quality."

However, most consumers are interested in digital cameras primarily for the ability to e-mail and store images in a computer.

The standard screen display operates at just 72 dpi, meaning that almost any digital camera (even one with less than 1MP resolution) can provide ample image quality for sharing photos via e-mail.

Assess how you intend to use digital technology when making purchase decisions.

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