a film camera and digital camera are completely different in many ways. a film camera uses a roll of film that must be developed in order for you to see how your picture came out. most photo development centers take about an hour to develop depending on how many roll of film they have to develop. a digital camera on the other hand takes a picture and stores it to a memory card. memory cards can vary in storage space (the more storage the high the price of the memory card) so you can take more pictures that a roll of film and you import the photos straight into your computer and can print them out through your own printer in a matter of minutes. also with a digital photo you can adjust, retouch, remove red eyes on your photos at the push of a button.