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General[edit | edit source]

A camera is

[a]ny instrument for converting electromagnetic radiation from a source into an image of that source."[1]
[a]n apparatus for taking photographs, generally consisting of a lightproof enclosure having an aperture with a shuttered lens through which the image of an object is focused and recorded on a photosensitive film or plate.[2]

Television[edit | edit source]

A camera is

an electronic device using an optical system and a light-sensitive pickup tube or chip to convert visual signals into electrical impulses.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Geodetic Glossary.
  2. NASA Science Glossary.
  3. Unified Capabilities, Framework 2013, App. C, at C-6 (full-text).

See also[edit | edit source]

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