Before we start with how a camera works, let’s first take a peek inside a digital camera.
To make it easier to understand, let’s start with the sensor of the camera. This is covered with microscopic light sensitive cells, which are responsible for the amount of light that will pass through the lens. The cells are similar to the old photosensitive film, which reacts to the light that falls on them. The light will then hit the image sensor chip which breaks it into millions of pixels. The cells inform the microprocessor brain of the camera, which will make the sensor measure the color and brightness of the pixels individually. But it doesn’t stop there. In order to get the real color of every pixel, the sensor will also look at the pixels around it and make an informed guess.
Reading the description might sound confusing, especially if you have no background in photography. Good thing this video below can explain everything better with illustrations! Watch this:
Digital cameras have been compared to smartphone cameras nowadays. Some say digital cameras still rule because they produce higher quality photos, while others claim smartphone cameras are better because of the portability that comes with them. Do you want to know which one is really better? Find out here.
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