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Film camera's use the old film canisters and have to be developed (taken to the store). Digital cameras use memory to store the images, and can be uploaded to your computer/iPod/etc.

Digital camera: Points of light are detected and each point (called a pixel) is assigned a value representing color and intensity. The collection of pixels is saved to some kind of electronic media, flash card, magnetic disk, optical disk or maybe something entirely different. The resulting file can be read by imaging software and the photo can then be printed.

Film camera: Points of light are detected and each point is recorded by a grain of chemical material that is light sensitive. The chemical material can be processed in a lab and turned into negatives and/or prints or transparencies. The resulting image can be put in a book, framed and put on your desk or just thrown into an old shoebox.

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