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Chapter 2. Capturing Common Images and M... > Take a Still Image with a Digital Ca...

6. Take a Still Image with a Digital Camcorder

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If you own a digital video camera, you're probably already aware that it has the capability of taking a still photo. If you're going to an event and you don't feel like lugging around a lot of equipment, leaving your still-frame camera behind may sound pretty tempting. Just keep in mind that a digital video camera is not designed specifically for taking still photos, and as a result, the quality in such photos is usually pretty low. In other words, the photos you take with your digital video camera may be good for email or Web usage, but not for “keepers” you might want to print later in a decent size.


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