All cameras store images. Most of us are knowledgable about cameras which use film. The light passing through the lens exposes the film to light, then the film is developed and the photographs are processed. Digital cameras use other storage media for the images. Some cameras store the collected information in internal memory. The cameras must be connected to computers by a cable to download the image information. Other cameras use various types of removable media to store the image information.

Select one of the cameras in the panorama below to look at samples of the various storage media and how the image information can be transferred from the camera to the computer.

As you move through the panorama below, click on the camera lens, if visible, or the brand name of the camera for additional information about the type of storage media each camera uses.

Non-Removable Internal Storage | Floppy Diskette | Compact Flash Cards | Smart Media Cards | Memory Stick

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