People have named the digital camera as the “future of cameras”. So in order for you not to be left behind with the advancement of technology in the world of photography, here are some of the common digital camera jargon and the corresponding meaning of it:
a. Pixels and Mega pixels – these are small discrete elements of an image. These are the basis of the camera resolutions – the greater the number of pixels indicated in the digital camera, the better quality pictures you can get. A megapixel is equivalent to one million pixels.
b. LCD or liquid crystal display – this refers to the screen of the digital camera. This allows you to view images before you take a shot.
c. Optical zoom – a digital camera is capable of bringing a section of the scene closer. Optical zoom can be as high as ten times.
d. Digital Zoom – the capability of a camera to bring a section of an image closer.
e. Scene Selection Modes – these are digital camera settings that control the photographic shots. These modes include “portrait”, “sports”, “night mode” and the likes.
f. Aperture F-shot – this pertains to the light absorbed by the lens. You can control the light by adjusting the f-shot. The greater the F-shot, the lesser light the lens will get from the surrounding of the image.
g. Memory cards – these are small chips that are removable from the camera. These chips store the images you have taken and can be retrieved through memory card readers.