What is camera?

  • (noun): Television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam.
    Synonyms: television camera, tv camera
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A camera is a device that records images that can be stored directly, transmitted to another location, or both. These images may be still photographs or moving images such as videos or movies. The term camera comes from the word camera obscura (Latin for "dark chamber"), an early mechanism for projecting images. The modern camera evolved from the camera obscura.

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Olympus Trip 35
... The Trip 35 is a 35mm compact camera, manufactured by Olympus ... market – people who wanted a compact, functional camera for holidays ... In 'A' mode, the camera operated as a Program automatic, choosing either 1/40th sec or 1/200th sec ...
Camera - Image Gallery
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Stereoscopy - Base Line Selection - Variable Base For "Geometric Stereo" - Precise Stereoscopic Baseline Calculation Methods
... Recent research has led to precise methods for calculating the stereoscopic camera baseline ... These techniques consider the geometry of the display/viewer and scene/camera spaces independently and can be used to reliably calculate a mapping of the scene depth being captured to a ... This frees up the photographer to place their camera wherever they wish to achieve the desired composition and then use the baseline calculator to work out the ...
Stereoscopy - Stereo Photography Techniques - Digital Photography
... Stereo lenses were introduced which could turn an ordinary film camera into a stereo camera by using a special double lens to take two images and direct them through a single lens to capture them side by side on the ... Although current digital stereo cameras cost hundreds of dollars, cheaper models also exist, for example those produced by the company Loreo ... It is also possible to create a twin camera rig, together with a "shepherd" device to synchronize the shutter and flash of the two cameras ...

More definitions of "camera":

  • (noun): Equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other).
    Synonyms: photographic camera

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