If you’ve picked up this book while browsing the shelves of your local bookshop (or, better still, if you’ve already bought it!) the chances are that you own and use a digital camera. You’re far from alone. According to a study by the research group Infotrends, worldwide digital camera sales were projected to reach nearly 53 million in 2004, outstripping annual sales of film cameras for the first time.
To those of us who have been using digital cameras for a while, this comes as no big surprise. While early digital cameras were more expensive and less capable than their conventional counterparts, as tends to happen with consumer electronics, it was only a question of time before this situation was reversed. Today you ...