The first difference between a conventional camera and a digital camera is their processing methods. A conventional camera uses a black and white film. In contrast, a digital camera processes light into a digital signal that is stored on a floppy disk or a digital memory card. The camera then processes the data into primary colors. A computer then refines the image to give it full color. Most digital cameras also offer features like photo sharpening and brightness adjustments.
As technology has improved, conventional cameras have become smaller and more portable. In terms of portability, they are a distant second to digital cameras. The non-digital camera has a number of limitations as well, such as the inability to sync with electronics, and developing film. A digital camera allows the user to see the pictures immediately, and is much more convenient than a conventional camera.
Most cameras today are fitted with an LCD on the back. This display allows the photographer to see the photo instantly and adjust the exposure level to capture the best possible photo. In contrast, a film camera is not equipped with this feature, which means more shots are wasted. With digital cameras, it is possible to make adjustments to exposure after taking the picture, which makes them more versatile than film cameras. This allows photographers to capture more creative moments without wasting film.
Both types of cameras are expensive, but they are worth the investment. Purchasing film is more expensive than capturing an image on a memory card, and digital cameras tend to be more convenient overall. Digital cameras have digital viewfinders, instantaneous image reviewing, and other conveniences. Whether you choose an analog camera or a digital one is a personal decision, but they both produce stunning images.