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How increasing mass storage densities are posing new design challenges for Digital Still Cameras | Cypress Semiconductor

How increasing mass storage densities are posing new design challenges for Digital Still Cameras

Last Updated: 
Dec 05, 2011

For maximum photo quality and photo manipulation flexibility, some digital still camera (DSCs) feature raw uncompressed “digital negative” formats. The result of increasing photo quality and resolution has also led to increasing file sizes, which can reach upwards of 20 MB in size. To accommodate these increasing files sizes, memory storage sizes have also been increasing. With the larger memory capacities, consumers have been able to maintain, or increase the number of photographs they may take for a given storage medium.

While increasing storage capacities have solved the photo storage challenge, new challenges arise. DSCs have not been optimized to handle the processing and transfer of such large amounts of data. To read more, click the download link below or visit

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