TV/video cameras range from lightweight hand-held versions to large heavy-duty units. Some are more automated, or have more ‘bells and whistles’, than others. Although camera design directly affects picture quality (i.e. color fidelity, stability, tonal range, detail resolution, etc.), even more modest units now provide very satisfactory results.
While earlier cameras were built as completely integrated units, many of today’s modular designs allow you to choose features to suit your particular shooting conditions.
Basically, the ‘camera’ consists of:
• The camera head which contains its main electronics; including the image sensor that generates the picture.
• A suitable lens system (usually some form ...