camera movement

Definition: (1) Motion of the camera during exposure. * Depending on the exposure time and the degree of motion, camera movement may cause degradation of the image sharpness. (2) Feature of camera controls that allow more or less precise adjustments in the relative positions of lens and film, apart from that required for focusing. * Standard in large-format studio cameras, camera movements may be found in 35mm and medium format systems.

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