Camera FAQs:


Q: Is a camera an optical instrument for recording or capturing images?

A: Yes, and which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both.

Q: Is a camera very similar to the functioning of the human eye?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cameras by the use of a ground glass screen at the point of focus?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras designed to be very small and light for single-handed operation?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras preceded by folding plate cameras?

A: Yes, and more compact than other designs.

Q: Is a camera in popular use: the American- or chamfered-box camera?

A: Yes, and the Robert’s-type camera or “Boston box”, and the Lewis-type camera.

Q: Was a camera a double-box design?

A: Yes, and with a landscape lens fitted to the outer box, and a holder for a ground glass focusing screen and image plate on the inner box.

Q: Were cameras introduced as a budget level camera and had few if any controls?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras introduced to make focusing more precise?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cameras quickly established as 35mm film and this remained in use until transition to digital cinematography?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras fitted with multiple lenses for photographing several small portraits on a single larger plate?

A: Yes, and useful when making cartes de visite.

Q: Are cameras mainly for care?

A: Yes, and protection, special effects and functions.

Q: Is a camera a remote sensing device as it senses subjects without physical contact?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras very simple and little different from Daguerreotype cameras?

A: Yes, but more sophisticated designs eventually appeared.

Q: Are cameras incorporated into many devices ranging from mobile phones to vehicles?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a camera the camera obscura?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cameras fixed-lens digital action cameras?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a camera mounted on the front box?

A: Yes, but the rear section was slotted into the bed for easy sliding.

Q: Was a camera built around 1888 and by 1890 several types were being manufactured?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras first produced in the nineteenth century?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cameras usually inexpensive types?

A: Yes, such as single-use cameras.

Q: Are cameras panoramic cameras that also cover the top and bottom in their field of view?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras similar to the American-box?

A: Yes, and except for having a knob-fronted worm gear on the front of the camera, which moved the back box for focusing.

Q: Was a camera its use of a lens designed by Josef Max Petzval?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cameras often used to capture moving images in special effects work and many modern cameras can quickly switch between still and motion recording modes?

A: Yes.

Q: Were cameras used for static, high-image-quality work?

A: Yes, much longer in 20th century, see Large-format camera, below.

Q: Is a camera an optical device which creates a single image of an object or scene and records it on an electronic sensor or photographic film?

A: Yes.