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Image: Digital difference

The image sensors on most digital SLR cameras are smaller than a frame of 35mm film on an old-school SLR. That means the outer edges of the image aren't registered, and the field of view is effectively narrower.


By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...