Disassembled Disposable Camera and it's parts

Casing
Casing

The casing surrounds the camera and protects the parts inside from getting damaged. It holds all the other parts together and prevents light from streaming in and making contact with the film.

Shutter

The shutter opens and closes in between the lens and film when a picture is being taken. It controls how long the film is exposed to light.

Lens

The lens is a curved piece of glass or plastic. The lens redirects the beams of light bouncing off the object so the come together to form the picture.

Film

Film is what captures the picture. The emulsion is the part of the film that allows the camera and the film to record pictures. The light reflected off the surface of the object, strikes the emulsion and creates and image. Each layer of film records a different color; red, blue, or yellow.

Flash Circuit

The flash circuit triggers a short flash or a bright light that adds light to the picture in a dark setting.

Flash Discharge Tube

The gas discharge tube is a tube that releases enon gas to create a flash. It conducts an electrical current by moving electrons from one electron to another.

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