film camera

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film camera

A camera that exposes photographic film to light in order to take a picture. Used since the late 1800s, the film is a chemical emulsion on a plastic substrate that is sensitive to light. When exposed, an analogous image of the scene is created within the chemical layer of the material; thus, film cameras are analog cameras (see analog).

Film-based still cameras have been made for a variety of film types including 35mm, Advantix, 120, 220 and the larger 4x5 and 8x10 formats. Film movie cameras capture consecutive images (frames) on 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film. Contrast with digital camera. See cine.

Analog and Digital
Canon's popular analog Elph (bottom) used Advantix film. The digital Elph (top) added the huge advantage of instant playback. See Advanced Photo System.

Now in Flea Markets
Analog film cameras are commonly found in flea markets where this was taken. At the top are single lens reflex cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Model 3 Brownie Box Camera (1919)
Eastman Kodak sold millions of roll film Brownies from 1900 to the early 1960s. The manual advised "holding your breath" to take the picture. After pressing "flash paper" onto the lighting tray (top right), it burst into flames when a lit match was placed near the hole in the back.
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He became involved with photography in 1916, when his parents presented him with a Kodak Box Brownie camera during a summer vacation in Yosemite National Park, which became the lifelong subject he is best known for.
Kodak has long been the keeper of memories and special events -- from the Brownie camera to the newest Max films and digital cameras, Kodak has been there for birthdays, anniversaries and baby's first step," Gustin said.
Since the days of the brownie camera, getting images of one's life to share with others has never been the problem.
It all began with a hurricane and a little box Brownie camera.
With an award-winning line of 35 mm and Advanced Photo System Advantix cameras and films, as well as one-time-use cameras, Kodak continues to define traditional photography as it has since the introduction of the Brownie camera more than 100 years ago.
He spent a lifetime as a photographer after he received, at the age of 11, a box brownie camera from his parents.
But as the highly admired lady stepped off the boat, Mrs Andrews, with her trusting Brownie camera in her pocket, was shoved into a 4ft-deep muddy ditch.
Carp went on to describe a watershed moment in modern photography, the introduction of the Brownie camera by Kodak founder George Eastman.
A special Baby Brownie camera made for the New York World Fair in April 1939 cost 1.
amp;uot;This may be the most exciting time in photo industry since George Eastman invented consumer picture taking 100 years ago with the introduction of the Brownie Camera,&uot; said Carp.
The Brownie camera had been popular for more than a decade.