Parts of a Digital Camera

Digital cameras vary widely in appearance, but all of them share certain common components. Although the location for individual components may differ slightly, and the camera body may be square, cubical, or rounded, virtually all digital cameras have a taking lens, an optical viewfinder, a color LCD display panel for previewing an image and showing menus, a shutter release, and a clutch of control buttons. Most also have a slot for removable storage, such as SmartMedia or CompactFlash cards; a built-in electronic flash unit; a top-mounted monochrome LCD panel for displaying the number of exposures left, current camera mode, and other status information; and a serial or USB port for connecting the camera to your computer when you want to download photos. You also may find a tripod socket, or an infrared port for wireless transmission of pictures. Figures 1.1 and 1.2 show the front

Shutter LCD Optical Electronic release readout viewfinder flash

Slot for storage media

Hand Tripod Zoom Memory grip socket lense card

Hand Tripod Zoom Memory grip socket lense card

1.1 Front view of a typical digital camera.

Shutter LCD Optical Electronic release readout viewfinder flash

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Slot for storage media

Optical

Electronic

Hand Tripod Zoom Memory grip socket lense card

Hand Tripod Zoom Memory grip socket lense card

Slot for storage media

Optical

Electronic

1.2 Back view of a typical digital camera.

and back of a generic composite camera with the typical placement of components and controls.

I'll explain the functions of each of these components in more detail in Chapter 2.

Get Paid to Take Digital Photos

Get Paid to Take Digital Photos

Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information presented in this book isĀ  accurate. However, the reader should understand that the information provided does not constitute legal, medical or professional advice of any kind.

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