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What are some storage formats digital cameras use for "film?"
Unlike film cameras, the storage media digital cameras use is as varied as the cameras themselves.

Basic and some pro cameras use solid state memory cards like Flash, Secure Digital (SD), Memory stick and others. These cards can be replaced quickly and are rapidly coming down in price. The wide variety of cameras and relatively inexpensive media make them very popular.

Some cameras use disk-based media like recordable CDs or high capacity floppy disks. These are much less popular and quickly disappearing from the marketplace.

Some more expensive cameras use small hard drives to store pictures. These can hold many more pictures at once than flash-based cameras. In addition, they can store pictures more quickly which allows faster shutter speeds and better burst modes. This makes them great for sports photography, where rapidly taking pictures is important to getting the best shot. Generally, though, SD and Flash media cards are the most popular types.

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