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single-lens reflex (SLR) camera: front view click to hear : single-lens reflex (SLR) camera: front view

Still camera with an interchangeable lens that can be used for both viewing and shooting, hence the term "e&reflex"e&.
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remote control terminal focus mode selector depth-of-field preview button objective lens lens release button camera body shutter release button self-timer indicator exposure mode multiple exposure mode film speed film advance mode hot-shoe contact accessory shoe command control dial on-off switch exposure adjustment knob control panel film rewind knob

remote control terminal click to hear : remote control terminal

Device that is attached to the camera by a cable so that it can be operated from a distance.

focus mode selector click to hear : focus mode selector

Button that allows the user to choose between an automatic or manual focus to ensure a clear image.

depth-of-field preview button click to hear : depth-of-field preview button

Button that closes the diaphragm so that the relative clarity of various depths can be seen through the viewfinder.

objective lens click to hear : objective lens

Optical system made up of a set of lenses fixed on a mount; it allows a clear image to be produced on film.

lens release button click to hear : lens release button

Button for removing the lens from the camera body.

camera body click to hear : camera body

Rigid sturdy box that contains the camera’s mechanism and shields the film from light.

shutter release button click to hear : shutter release button

Button that controls the exposure through control of the focal plane shutter opening.

self-timer indicator click to hear : self-timer indicator

Light that shows the self-timer is on to delay release of the shutter; this allows the photographer to be in the photo.

exposure mode click to hear : exposure mode

Button for choosing an automatic, semiautomatic or manual setting to control the amount of light that comes in contact with the film.

multiple exposure mode click to hear : multiple exposure mode

Control button that blocks the film from advancing to create multiple exposures (several images superimposed on the same frame).

film speed click to hear : film speed

Control button that sets the film’s sensitivity to light as expressed by the ISO or ASA number; the higher the number, the more sensitive the film.

film advance mode click to hear : film advance mode

Control button used to advance the film in the camera body (frame by frame or continuously).

hot-shoe contact click to hear : hot-shoe contact

Conduction unit that links the camera’s electronic circuitry to the accessory mounted on the accessory shoe.

accessory shoe click to hear : accessory shoe

Device for attaching an accessory to the camera (usually an external flash).

command control dial click to hear : command control dial

Dial used to adjust the various parameters of a mode.

on-off switch click to hear : on-off switch

Button for turning the device on or off.

exposure adjustment knob click to hear : exposure adjustment knob

Knob that can deliberately underexpose or overexpose a film when the camera is in automatic exposure mode.

control panel click to hear : control panel

Liquid crystal display that shows the camera’s various settings.

film rewind knob click to hear : film rewind knob

Control knob for rewinding a totally or partially exposed film back into its cartridge.