Digital camera

Updated: 10/30/2017 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 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).