The Camera versus the Human Eye

Superficially, the human eye appears to be similar to a camera. Here, looks certainly deceive because, other than a few shared components, the two differ both in operation and in purpose. Consider first the camera. A camera records a scene all at once and in an instant. What is actually recorded is a projection of the scene by a rectilinear or fisheye lens onto a flat sensor. Furthermore, the modern digital camera and the associated post processing computer algorithms are designed to:

1. Provide maximum resolution with an adjustable depth of field.

2. Provide enough brightness to reveal some detail in shadows while maintaining ...

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