Digital Camera Capturing Images From Mundane To Art

From the time of Narcissus, man has been besotted with his own self and hence no better way to capture it than in an image. Similarly there is no better form of communication than that based on visual imagery. All this has only improved with better devices of image capture. A camera is an optical instrument that essentially captures images within it, transmits to a different location or both. Traditionally camera recorded an image on a film by allowing light to enter an enclosed chamber through a controlled exposure by a converging lens.

Today digital cameras use the same concept, exception being in recording the image on an LCD instead of the photographic film. Movie cameras record a series of individual images in rapid succession so that on viewing them in order an illusion of motion is achieved.

Advantages of using a digital camera

Digital cameras have become a way of our life, being easy handy devices of image capture with large storage spaces. Sensors and aids make it easier for everyone to operate them easily and capture that moment for posterity. Some of the key advantages of using a digital camera are:
• Quality– Since the image is captured on digital format, high resolution capture is possible with ever improving technology, ensuring greater detail and brighter colors.
• Dynamic range– digital cameras today give the option of curtailing burnouts and blackouts in zoomed pictures as compared to the traditional filmed versions.
• Storage– as storage is primarily on memory cards, greater amount of images can be stored allowing more captures to find the right shot.
• Ease of operation-various sensors to detect light, exposure, face recognition and such enables the new photographer with tools to be able to capture a better image even with limited skills and experiences.

Social impact of the digital imagery
In today’s world of social media a digital camera or camera enabled phones are an integral part of our lives. Digital imagery made picture taking low cost and easily accessible, while the same could be easily viewed, shared and edited without access to special equipment. This ease of transfer has led to a viral increase in image transfer.

Indian digital camera market
Like all markets India has also seen a viral increase in the digital cameras owing to easing of prices, proliferation of technology and features. Globally the number of digital camera sale has increased from 200 million units in 2009 to almost 1000 million in 2013. With an entry point of about 4000 in India, it is an accessible, easy to use, low maintenance product. Noteworthy here to say that Samsung is the flagship bearer in the segment, scoring miles ahaead