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Electronic Photography

The Digital Still Camera

Fuji's digital still camera (which debuted in 1988) converts analogs signals—the means by which an electronic camera "sees" an image—to digital signals and stores them on a slide-in card that has fewer complications of motors and drives than a diskette-based system. Resolution is better than the analog system, and, because the digital camera is typically connected to other digital devices for transfer or manipulation of its data, these transfers occur more quickly. The card also carries 50 images, and manufacturers are working on linking this technology to the digital audio tape (DAT) recording system to store 1,000 images on one tape in an electronic photo album; audio messages can also be recorded on this tape and played concurrently.

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