Parts of a Digital Camera

Posted by Erika Widayanti Lestari

Although the major parts of the digital camera is much the same as the typical film camera, there are differences that may confuse people especially those who are making the jump from the film to digital format.

It doesn’t also help that digital cameras, even the most basic ones, typically have more buttons than the usual point and click film cameras. We hope that with this article, we can help you in identifying the parts of your digital camera.


1. The LCD screen

- this is probably the most obvious difference between a digital and a film camera. The LCD screen provides users with a preview of the shot they will be taking.

Unlike film cameras which use only the viewfinder, the LCD gives people exactly what they see on the display. Aside from that, the LCD also provides information on the camera such as the amount of battery left and the like.

2. A slot for the storage media

- while the film in a film camera is usually loaded on the back, the slot of the storage media differs from one type of digital camera to the other.  The user manual can help you find where it is.

3. A slot for transferring your data

- you can transfer that pictures you have taken by physically removing your card from the camera and putting it into the card reader of your computer.

However, you can also connect your camera via USB or other ports on your computer if you do not have a card reader.