Talk:Digital camera

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Shutter sounds[edit]

There seems to be no mention of the artificial shutter sounds many digital cameras will make. This surprises me, as in some cases, some countries have made such a sound legally necessary (although from what I've seen said laws perhaps only apply to the digital cameras in mobile phones). Xmoogle (talk) 23:13, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

SLT Technology[edit]

Hello everyone, What do you think of including information about SLT Cameras (Single Lens Translucent) in the 'Types of Digital Camera' section? Thanks,Zalunardo8 (talk) 10:04, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

DSLT has been added on March 7, 2014. Thanks.Gsarwa (talk) 01:45, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

CMOS vs CCD[edit]

The article says: "Dramatic improvements in single-shot cameras and raw image file processing at the beginning of the 21st century made single shot, CCD-based cameras almost completely dominant, even in high-end commercial photography. CMOS-based single shot cameras remained somewhat common." This is currently all wrong. Over 90%, if not all DSLRs use CMOS elements. Almost all pocket cameras migrated from CCD to CMOS around 2010 (along with Full HD recording). Almost if not all camera phones use CMOS elements. As far as I know, there are currently no consumer still-camera products left that use CCDs. Shouldn't the wording be changed accordingly, because it now sounds like CMOS cameras have a pretty marginal existence?

There are also lots of sentences like "Single-shot capture systems use either one CCD with a Bayer filter mosaic, or three separate image sensors (one each for the primary additive colors red, green, and blue) which are exposed to the same image via a beam splitter." Why is CCD even mentioned here? The Bayer filter mosaic doesn't have anything specific with CCD elements to do. It's just the same with CMOS cameras.

195.197.254.3 (talk) 06:54, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Has been updated with BSI-CMOS sensor on March 26, 2014. Thank you.Gsarwa (talk) 01:26, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Types of digital cameras[edit]

I think that under "Types of digital cameras" it would be useful to include a section for Light-field (plenoptic) cameras such as the Lytro. These cameras are becoming more common and while they have their own dedicated Wikipedia page, I think they should also be listed on this page. Any opinions?Loz59 (talk) 20:05, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the idea, and I hope you'll be encouraged to help with other parts of Wikipedia including other photographical articles. I figure this technology will remain a small niche of the camera business, and ought to have a single sentence in the "types" section with link to its article. Of course, my forecasts have been wrong before; I thought holography would soon become big and did not expect film cameras to be pushed into a small niche so quickly. Such considerations are among the reasons for WP:CRYSTAL. When plenoptic photography proves me wrong and becomes as important as, say, mirrorless interchangeable lenses, naturally we will want to expand the explanation in this section. Jim.henderson (talk) 12:13, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Uses of Digital Cameras Beyond Photography[edit]

Digital cameras are finding everyday uses in areas other than photography, thus impacting more industries than just traditional camera manufacturers. Examples: Scanning (Digital and smartphone cameras provide a handy alternative to bulky flatbed scanners and photocopiers [1]; there are many apps for photo and document scanning [2]); greeting cards (A decade ago, everybody bought and mailed Hallmark cards. Now people create their own personalized cards by adding captions and messages to photos on a smartphone, and email them instantly); handwriting (instead of copying or writing down stuff as we did in the past we now just take a digital photo); surveillance (can use digital camera as webcam) [3]. Insurance surveyors, decorators, real estate agents, genealogists [4], police etc. are using digital cameras in their everyday work, because these are handy and you can immediately see what you captured. A section on such "alternative or extended uses" of digital cameras may be useful.125.24.124.134 (talk) 05:28, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

I figure this is using photography more, rather than non-photographic uses. Yes, we make and use more pictures, mostly because photography and the use of photos is cheaper and easier. I never go out without my camera phone, and seldom without also my small real camera. Perhaps you can think of a commonplace non photographic use of cameras, but only the use of a camera phone to read QR codes occurs to me, and if that belongs in an article about cameras, I can only think of Camera phone as the right one. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:43, 3 October 2013 (UTC)