A classic camera, as an SLR used to take pictures before camera phones. Generally depicted with a black and silver casing with lens and operating controls.
Commonly used for various content concerning photography as well as an icon for a picture, as before an upload, link, or credit.
See also 📸 Camera With Flash.
Camera was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.