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Chapter 2. Inside a Digital Camera >  Guided Tour of a Digital Camera

Guided Tour of a Digital Camera

We’re going to start with a generic tour of a typical digital camera. I’ve chosen for my example a medium-range model that has many features, even though it isn’t one of those single-lens reflex models that have recently become available at amazingly low prices.

Your camera may not look exactly like my example. I used a fully featured Minolta camera as my model, but digitally changed its appearance a bit to genericize its shape. Digital cameras vary widely in appearance, but all of them share certain common components. Although the location for individual controls and features may differ slightly, and the camera body may be square, cubical, or rounded, virtually all digital cameras have a taking lens, an optical or electronic viewfinder, a color LCD display panel for previewing an image and showing menus, a shutter release, and a clutch of control buttons. You’ll find the layouts in many cases are surprisingly similar to my Minolta example.


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