An inclusive term that covers any camera that converts images to digital signals. Often used to refer to standalone still video cameras.
These are cameras which record images on to electronic media. There is no film. Digital cameras are very similar to film cameras in many ways and particularly their controls. However the images are recorded into electronic media and can be transferred into a computer via an interface cable or a memory card plugged into a computer adaptor.
cameras that store images, digitally rather than recording them on film, which can be downloaded to a computer system.