Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Photonics Dictionary

microfilm camera

A camera used to reduce originals onto film for easy storage. There are two basic types: one in which the film is fixed during exposure, and one in which the film is exposed while moving past an exposing slit. The demagnification ratio may vary from 5x to 30x, and either 35-mm or 16-mm film is used to photograph a flat sheet or a page of a book. Some cameras with mirrors can photograph both sides of a document simultaneously, the two sides being imaged together on the same strip of film. Sometimes a step-and-repeat arrangement is used so that successive pages can be assembled on a sheet of film called a microfiche.
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.