A digital camera s image sensor can be adjusted to compensate for different light levels to prevent underexposure, permitting you to take pictures in reduced light without flash, and to prevent overexposure in bright light. You are generally advised to select your camera s lowest sensor speed that allows you to use the shutter speed and aperture settings needed for the proper exposure of your subject.Photo Tips
Also called the image sensor or imaging sensor. A digital camera s sensor is a light-sensitive chip that records the scene being photographed in a similar manner to film in a traditional camera. Unlike film, the sensor does not store the image. It is stored on the digital camera s media.
A device that transforms light into a digital signal.
An electronic device that converts the light allowed in by the shutter to an electrical signal
Image capture device inside camera, commonly CMOS or CCD, with millions of light-reactive pixels which convert light into electric impulses, sent to camera image processor.
See image sensor.