Dual Focus In Cameras

Which should you choose--film or digital photography? Lots of new equipment is available. The answer depends on what you want to see in your pictures

It's that dreaded time in gadgetry again: you're going to have to choose between competing technologies. Did you bet Beta or VHS? Did you do Windows or bite into Macintosh? What call did you make on cellular vs. PCS phones? The next coin toss is in photography, in which a new line of digital cameras that store pictures on memory chips rather than film is fighting it out with Advanced Photo System models, an innovative take on traditional 35-mm film.

Stores are loaded with small, jazzy cameras guaranteed to make you a photo genius if you can figure out which one...

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