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<<Consequently, is there any reason to buy a digital camera at all if
the cameras are only providing digital images and all the manipulation of
images is going to be done separately with, say Photoshop??? Sid
Yes, there are many reasons, mainly $$$$$$$$. Once the initial investment of
the camera is made, you don't have to spend any more money. There are no film
or developing costs. Also when you have your conventional film processed and
ask for digital conversion, it is not cheap. Likewise, most film processing
labs will give you the images in a PC formatted CD or disc. If you use
Macintosh computers, it is hard to find labs the use hybrid or Mac formatted
One reason I love to use digital (I use both digital and conventional on an
everyday basis) is because you can take as many photos as you want without
worrying about cost or ruined film. The only set back is that the quality of
the photos still have not risen to conventional film levels.