Eye Vs Camera: How Similar And Different Are They?

Eye, as we learn, is the most complex organ in our body. The human eye works much like a camera in a number of ways, like, for example:

  1. The shutter in a camera works the same way as the pupil in the human eye; they both control the amount of light that enters through the lens.
  2. Film in a camera can record the image captured through the lens. Similarly, in the eye, the image is focused right on the retina, etc.

Despite the fact that there are so many similarities between the human eye and a camera, our eyes do not always capture things as a camera would. Well, if you ever wanted to know how differently they work, this TedED video – Eye Vs Camera – by vision scientist Michael Bach, sketches out the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera.

Source: Eye vs. camera – Michael Mauser on TedED

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