Digital camera

Updated: 06/22/2018 by Computer Hope

A Lumix digital cameraA digital camera is a hardware device that takes pictures like a regular camera, but stores the image as data on a memory card instead of printing it to film. Many digital cameras are capable of recording video in addition to taking photos. The picture is of a Casio QV-R62 with 6.0 Megapixel resolution, an example of a typical digital camera.

Note: A camera that is always connected to your computer with no storage could also be referred to as a digital camera. However, it is more appropriate to refer to this device as a webcam.

Note: A digital camera may be considered both an input and output device (sometimes referred to as an I/O device) as it can both take pictures (input) and send them to your computer (output).