19.3 Digital Cameras

Almost everybody has a digital camera now and can take countless photographs without worrying about the cost of film or developing. Digital photographs are probably the most common type of images edited in GIMP. A wide range of digital cameras are on the market today, with prices ranging from less than ten dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. The CCD sensors generate from 1 megapixel to more than 50 megapixels for the most expensive models. The optics of a reflex camera account for a huge proportion of the total cost, with the many possible features and gadgets available contributing less to the cost.

Many, many models are on the market, and there are at least as many unique user needs, so we won’t offer any camera-shopping ...

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