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Langford's Basic Photography, 10th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox

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Chapter Four Cameras

This chapter takes you from the lens alone in the previous chapter to the camera as a whole. It explains the main camera components and shows how—put together in different combinations—they make up today's mainstream camera designs. It also compares the advantages and disadvantages of various camera types as well as some practical differences between digital and film cameras—differences in cost and design; the way your picture is stored and retrieved; and what to expect in terms of image quality Before we look at the range of different camera types, it is worth making note of the essential elements that apply to all cameras; ...

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