What is a digital camera--how does it work and what exactly can you do with this state-of-the-art tool? While compact, the guide is chock-full-of-information and answers to all your questions, laying out the pros and cons of digital vs. traditional, guiding you to just the right camera, and discussing everything from resolution, memory, and cards to tone reproduction, sound annotations, and motion clips. Here are all the details on the usual concerns (lenses, flash, batteries, bags, and accessories), but even more helpful is the focus on digital-specific matters such as: understanding file formats, hard drive or removable storage, e-mailing your pictures, and useful, entertaining software. Of course, it reveals the secrets of taking successful photographs, whether posed or candid, whatever the subject. Vital quick fixes could rescue a photo on the edge of disaster, and there are even creative ideas for making a great impression by adding pictures to documents and term papers!