A digital camera is a still image camera that captures and stores images in digital formats. Digital cameras can have from two to more than 50 megapixels, a range of memory capacities, different digital and optical zoom capabilities. Many also capture digital video and offer specialized settings for particular effects (e.g., black and white, action shots, night photography).
Digital cameras provide teachers and students an opportunity to capture images for various uses in teaching and learning. It is easy to capture, view, edit, share, and store digital pictures. Students can create their personalized portfolios and digital archives for projects, presentations, experiments, virtual tours, or Web sites.