Cameras are optical instruments that record images which can be stored directly, transmitted to another location, or both. These images may be still photographs or moving images such as videos or films.

The term camera comes from the words camera obscura (Latin for dark chamber), an early mechanism for projecting images.

The modern camera evolved from the camera obscura and the functioning of a camera is very similar to the functioning of the human eye.

Cameras (image)

Rolleiflex camera

This is a Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 – Model K4A camera. Rolleiflex is the name of a long-running and diverse line of high-end cameras originally made by the German company Franke & Heidecke (founded in 1920), and later Rollei-Werk.

The Rolleiflex name is most commonly used to refer to the premier line of medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras which were first introduced in 1929.

The serial number of this camera is 1401081 and it was manufactured between June 1951 and March 1954.

Donated by Audrey Cable

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