Hands-on: Pinhole cameras

How a pinhole camera works:

How a real pinhole camera looks like:

Contrary to my belief, the images this camera showed were actually very clear! Some examples are in the next post: Hands-on: Pictures from a Pinhole camera

Side view of camera

Side view of camera

How the inside looks like.

How the inside looks like. The part where the image is shown is the screen. The rim that you see can be pulled out to increase the distance between the screen and the lens to sharpen the image.

Close-up of the lens

Close-up of the lens

Another type of pinhole camera with different pinhole sizes:

The images from this pinhole camera are not as clear as the first one. They mostly appear as tiny dots on the screen, and I could only make out the image on the screen when using the biggest hole.

The front of the camera. The different pinhole sizes can be used by rotating the circular disk.

The front of the camera. The different pinhole sizes can be used by rotating the circular disk.

Side view of camera. The back part can be slid out, just like the first camera.

Side view of camera. The back part can be slid out, just like the first camera.

Back view of camera. The rectangle inside is the screen.

Back view of camera. The rectangle inside is the screen.

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