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== Definition ==
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=== General ===
   
 
A '''camera''' is
 
A '''camera''' is
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{{Quote|[a]n apparatus for taking [[photograph]]s, 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.<ref>[http://science.nasa.gov/glossary/?l=c NASA Science Glossary].</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|[a]n apparatus for taking [[photograph]]s, 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.<ref>[http://science.nasa.gov/glossary/?l=c NASA Science Glossary].</ref>}}
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=== Television ===
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A '''camera''' is
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{{Quote|an [[electronic device]] using an [[optical system]] and a [[light-sensitive]] pickup tube or [[chip]] to convert [[visual signal]]s into electrical impulses.<ref>Unified Capabilities, Framework 2013, App. C, at C-6 ([http://www.disa.mil/Services/Network-Services/UCCO/~/media/Files/DISA/Services/UCCO/UCR2013/18_Framework_2013_App_C.pdf full-text]).</ref>}}
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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* [[Camcorder]]
 
* [[Camcorder]]
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* [[Camera-ready copy]]
 
* [[Camera sensor]]
 
* [[Camera sensor]]
 
* [[Digital camera]]
 
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* [[Panoramic camera]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
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Latest revision as of 01:17, 1 October 2013

Definitions[edit | edit source]

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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