Camera technology guides and photo terms explained

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Learn how to tell if you've got your exposure correct in our guide to histograms

3D imaging

3D imaging explained

What with the ever-increasing number of 3D cameras and 3D lenses on the market, have you ever wondered how 3D imaging really works?

Colour space

What is colour?

What Digital Camera takes a closer look at colour: what is colour, how we see it and how we manage it within photography.


Remotes explained

How a different remote trigger can assist your photography



The sharpness of your images is affected by many factors, some beyond your control

CCD sensor

Sensors explained

Every digital camera has at its heart a solid-state device which, like film, captures the light coming in through the lens to form an image. This device, called a sensor.…

Matt Explains... Microlenses

Microlenses Explained

How do the lenses that sit on top of your sensor affect image quality?

Depth of field

Depth of field explained

Confused about depth of field? What Digital Camera examines what the term means and the factors which affect depth of field

Active D Lighting dynamic range optimisation

Dynamic range explained

In our article: Dynamic range optimisation, we look at what is meant by dynamic range and the camera manufacturers response to this.

Image stabilisation

Image stabilisation explained

In our article: Image stabilisation explained, we look at what is meant by image stabilisation technology in digital cameras

Live view

Live view explained

We explain what is meant by live view and what to bear in mind when buying a camera with live view

Matt Explains - lens mounts

Lens Mounts explained

In our Lens Mounts explained article we discuss why cameras and lenses need to communicate now more than ever