System camera


System camera

A system camera is a camera with interchangeable components that constitutes the core of a system. The"Nikon F" is normally regarded as the first true system camera. System cameras are normally SLRs.

In addition to the bare camera body, a camera system may consist of:

* A lens that focuses light from the outside world onto the film plane
* A viewfinder, which shows what will be captured on the film. Many viewfinders are also responsible for metering.
* An interchangeable focusing screen.
* A camera back, which keeps the film flat against the film plane; some backs allow for an expanded amount of film to be loaded.
* A motor drive to advance the film automatically.

External links

* [http://www.cameraquest.com/fhistory.htm The Nikon F's Place in History]
* " [http://www.dpreview.com/news/0502/05021708oly_ir300.asp Olympus IR-300 Total Imaging System camera] " — review of Olympus IR-300


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