Cameras are the defining tools of photography, the science which the art could not exist without. Descended from the ancient camera obscura, all cameras share three basic traits: an aperture to focus light, an imaging media (usually film) to record the focused image, and a body to keep unfocused light away from the media. Cameras exist in an variety of forms, ranging from "single-use" disposable cameras to professional SLRs and large format view cameras, while supporting media formats ranging from 19th-century glass plates to 21st-century digital media. The Open Directory organizes its listings of camera resources primarily by imaging media -- the type of film (or non-film) used by the cameras discussed.
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Advanced Photo System
A freelance photographer describes the advantages of APS cameras.
Thoughts and procedures on hacking camera equipment, accompanied by product reviews.
Classic Camera Profiles
Advice on camera selection and profiles of collectible cameras, focusing on Nikon and Leica rangefinders.
HowStuffWorks: Autofocus Camera
Illustrated descriptions of active and passive autofocus technology used in cameras, with related links.
HowStuffWorks: How Cameras Work
Illustrated tutorial in everyday language. Includes information on single reflex (SLR) and pinhole cameras.
Photo.net: Camera Equipment Section
Reader's comments, product information, reviews and articles on a range of cameras.
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