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Old 20-06-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

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That is a common question being asked in IC-TECH viva. Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?
we had quite a debate on it but no final answer could be concluded.
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Re: dIGITAL cAMERA

it's both.
it's like how a computer is both.
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it's not like before, a film camera, is an input device. you input into the film.
with digitization
you input to media, then output to screen.
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it's evolved now. unlike a keyboard, which is an input device.
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

I agree with wcogent. But 'input device' and 'output device' are computing terms; they don't exactly fit for consumer electronic devices like digicams.
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

okay thanks that is the same answer we ever ended up with hmmm
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

Neither.

It is a recording device.
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

...or we can just call it a camera device. It takes pictures, then puts them on your computer.
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

I'd agree with RootbeaR that it is a recording device. It takes pictures (somewhat recording it) and also it records video clips.
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

Hmm.. Wikipedia users seem to have a different opinion:

Input device - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Re: Is Digital Camera an input or an output device?

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Hmm.. Wikipedia users seem to have a different opinion:

Input device - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They do?
From your link:
An input device is any peripheral (piece of computer hardware equipment) used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system (such as a computer).

A peripheral is a device attached to a host computer but not part of it, and is more or less dependent on the host.




My camera is not dependent on any host.
I guess we need to define "digital camera" as I was not including a "webcam."
Also, from the above definition, my camera is not a camera, but rather a computer.
It takes input, process' it and then provides output.

Same goes for my printer. It works just fine without ever having to be hooked up to a PC.
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My camera is not dependent on any host.
I guess we need to define "digital camera" as I was not including a "webcam."
Also, from the above definition, my camera is not a camera, but rather a computer.
It takes input, process' it and then provides output.

Same goes for my printer. It works just fine without ever having to be hooked up to a PC.
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