Digital photography is quickly becoming the preferred way to take pictures. If you are in the market for a new camera, consider the following advantages of digital over traditional film photography. Once you have some of the facts in your head, then you can decide which type of photography is the best one for you.

Less Expensive In the long run, digital photography is less expensive than traditional film photography. In digital photography, all of the photos are recorded on to the memory card of the camera. You can upload the pictures directly from the memory card to your computer or the photo lab to print the ones you want to make physical copies. With a digital camera, you skip the need to keep buying rolls of film and paying for developing. You can send unlimited copies of the same picture to friends and relatives without spending a penny and can even find new and creative ways to share photos, such as creating electronic scrapbooks and more.

See Pictures Faster When you take digital photos, you also get to see your pictures quicker. Digital cameras allow you to view your photos immediately. There is no waiting and worrying about whether or not the picture turned out the way you wanted it to look. Whether you are shooting a picture of your new baby or a beautiful sunset, you can immediately review it on the camera, reshoot it or upload it to your computer to share with friends and family members.

Editing pictures is also fast and simple with digital photography. Most digital cameras have built in editing features. Cropping and revising the picture to make it look its best can be done easily. You no longer have to worry about a stray hand wandering into the picture or blurry images. Within minutes you can have a print-perfect photo.

No Film Required You avoid the frustration of running out of film and having to find a store that is open in the middle of an important event or while on vacation. Depending on the size of your memory card and the setting of file size and quality, you can store a hundreds of pictures on one tiny card. One memory card tends to be equivalent to ten or more rolls of film.

While this is certainly not a comprehensive list of the advantages of digital photography, it gives you an idea of why its taking over film photography. If you are in the market for a new camera or ready to change the way you take pictures, then digital photography may be the way to go.