Different Types Of Cameras

On this page, you will get familiar with the different types of camera in photography. Although there are many kinds of cameras, most of them can be classified according to these features: the sensor, viewing system, the rigidity of the body, focusing system, lens attachment and the metering system. Read on to know the common camera types.

Listed below are different types of camera:

Traditional Cameras
A traditional camera works by controlling light in the same way as a human eye. We are able to see an object, due to the light bouncing off that object. The light then passes into a person's eye, and a picture of the object is sent to the retina. The traditional type of camera works in the same way. The light passes through the aperture, which is a small opening located on or in front of the lens cover. The size of the can be altered depending on how much light one wants. After hitting the camera lens, a person is then able to focus the image formed from that light onto a piece of film, which is placed inside the body of camera. When you "click," the image gets locked onto the film inside.

Digital Cameras
These types of camera in photography function in much the same way a traditional camera does. Having all the necessary parts like the lens cover, lens and aperture, it is the inside of the camera that works a little differently to produce an image. The digital camera makes an electronic recording of the image which is created by light entering into the camera body. A computer chip records the information as a series of ones and zeros and is able to translate electronic information into pixels. Pixels are actually collections of digital squares that are scrambled around. The clarity of a picture depends on the resolution.

Video Cameras
Video cameras, other kinds of camera used in photography, work both as a camera and recording device. The videotape works much like the film at the back of a camera. Only it is able to store much more information encoded onto it, which includes sound too. However, Digital camcorders do not have tape. They function very much like the digital camera, accumulating information electronically. Taking info received from light and images, it translates the information into pieces of data--those 1s and 0s. The pixels ultimately decide the level of resolution, and detail. The digital camcorders are able to merge both the image and sound electronically at the same time.

Today, both professionals and amateurs use different types of camera in photography, employing different photography techniques.


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