The Advantages to Film Cameras over Digital Cameras

A couple of downside issues about digital photography exist. Digital photography’s negative aspects may or may not outweigh its benefits for you. To help you decide whether digital photography is right for you, here are the major downsides:

  • Getting enough resolution: To enjoy the same high quality prints from your digital camera that you’ve come to expect from your film camera, you need a camera that offers moderate-to-high image resolution, which costs. Images from lower-priced models just don’t contain enough picture information to produce decent prints.

    A digital photo from a high-resolution camera (left) and a low-resolution camera (right).

    A digital photo from a high-resolution camera (left) and a low-resolution camera (right).
  • Dealing with delays: On many smaller or less expensive digital cameras, after you press the shutter button on a digital camera, the camera requires a few seconds to record the image to memory. During that time, you can’t shoot another picture. With some cameras, you also experience a slight delay between the time you press the shutter button and the time the camera captures the image.

  • Having to become tech savvy: Becoming a digital photographer involves some skills you may not yet possess. If you’re familiar with a computer, you shouldn’t have much trouble getting up to speed with digital images.

    A digital camera may look and feel like your old film camera, but underneath the surface, it’s a far cry from your father’s Kodak Brownie.