An elementary, very basic camera which consists of a box with a fixed focus lens and which contains a film transport mechanism.
a simple camera shaped like a rectangular box
a very simple, generally medium-format, camera
simplest type of camera manufactured, and first introduced by George Eastman in 1888. It consists of a simple, single element lens, a light tight box and a place for film in the back.
Simple camera consisting of a lens, a shutter, a media holder, and a viewfinder.
Simple camera with a fixed, single-element lens and a light-tight box to hold the film. The shutter and aperture are usually pre-determined and unalterable (typically 1/25 sec at Æ'11.) Early consumer cameras developed by George Eastman were box cameras (e.g. the â€œBrownieâ€ camera) . They could not be focused, per se. The lens was set to a hyperfocal distance that gave acceptably-sharp pictures if the subject was a given distance from the camera and correct exposure depended upon bright sun illuminating the scene.
An inexpensive, nearly cubical, roll-film camera, usually with limited or no adjustments in focus, shutter speed and aperture size.
The box camera is, with the exception of the pin hole camera, a camera in its simplest form. The classic box camera is shaped more or less like a box, hence the name. A box camera has a simple optical system, often only in the form of a simple meniscus lens.