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How Your Digital Camera’s CCD Works [Video]

Inside most digital cameras, in the place of film, is a small chip known as a Charge Coupled Device (CCD). This informative video explains how a tiny chip generates the photos you take.

[via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/25/12

Comments (2)

  1. kathleen

    He’s so great! I just love this guy.

  2. the flap

    It’s too bad that the majority of cameras now use a cmos type sensor. How about a clip on that. Oh wait.

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