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The Digital Photography Quiz
by Staff
Digital imaging is a profound shift in the way we humans capture and share pictures. How much do you know about digital photography?

Why did Williard S. Boyle and George E. Smith win the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics?

  • They invented portable digital image storage.
  • The invented digital cameras
  • They invented digital imaging sensors.

What does CCD stand for?

  • computer-core device
  • charge-coupled device
  • coded-image capture device

How long did it take Boyle and Smith to devise plans for the first CCD?

  • 1 hour
  • 1 week
  • 1 month

What is most commonly regarded as the smallest unit of digital images?

  • electronic dots
  • resolution
  • pixel

How many pixels are in there in a megapixel?

  • 100
  • 1,000
  • 1 million

Megapixel count is the most important factor to consider when shopping for a digital camera.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Changing the ISO setting on your camera alters what?

  • the camera's file format
  • the camera's color profile
  • the camera's sensitivity to light

What is the most common image storage format in digital photography?

  • PNG
  • JPEG
  • RAW

What is a often a side effect of using a camera's highest ISO setting?

  • digital noise
  • color imbalances
  • battery drain

An employee from which company often gets credit for inventing the digital camera?

  • Olympus
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Nikon

How much time did Sasson's first camera need in order to capture a single image?

  • 1 minute
  • 23 seconds
  • 2 minutes and 12 seconds

Which company manufactured the DS-1P, which was the first digital camera aimed at consumers?

  • Fujifilm
  • Canon
  • Nikon

In what year was the Fujifilm DS-1P demonstrated at an industry trade show?

  • 1979
  • 1988
  • 1990

To what capability does "FPS" refer?

  • frame rate
  • autofocus mode
  • file format

What is a defining feature of DSLR digital cameras?

  • They allow you to swap lenses.
  • They let you save in multiple file formats.
  • They have extra nice imaging sensors.

The first Sony Mavica digital camera was essentially what?

  • a glorified floppy disk drive
  • a video camera that took still pictures
  • a lab tool in a portable box

What was a major drawback for many early consumer digital cameras?

  • no flash options
  • very heavy
  • slow booting speed

Which digital image file is sometimes called a "digital negative?"

  • RAW
  • TIFF
  • JPEG

What revolutionary capability did the Kodak EasyShare include?

  • USB connectivity
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth

How much did the first DSLR camera cost?

  • about $1,200
  • about $19,000
  • about $30,000

In what year was a consumer digital camera finally available to buyers in the United States?

  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1992

When batteries died, what often happened to images stored on the earliest digital cameras?

  • The images would digitally degrade.
  • The images would be stored out of chronological order.
  • The images disappeared.

How did Kodak capitalize on the fact that its engineers created the first digital camera?

  • It filed for bankruptcy.
  • It expanded its film camera offerings.
  • It stopped selling cameras altogether.

In what year were the first JPEG image format standards created?

  • 1988
  • 1990
  • 1992

The Casio QV-10 was the first consumer digital camera to have which feature?

  • preview screen
  • removable memory card
  • pop-up flash

In 1994, which company sold a digital camera called the Quicktake-100?

  • Casio
  • Olympus
  • Apple

Which company sold the world's first (sort of) affordable DSLR?

  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Fujifilm

What was the subject of the very first digital image sent from one cell phone to others?

  • baby
  • cat
  • dog

Digital image storage media does not degrade over time.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The Nikon D90 was the first DSLR with which capability?

  • HD video recording
  • ISO range exceeding 10,000
  • exposure bracketing