noun cam·era \ˈkam-rə, ˈka-mər-ə\

: a device that is used for taking photographs or for making movies, television programs, etc.

Full Definition of CAMERA

:  the treasury department of the papal curia
a :  camera obscura
b :  a device that consists of a lightproof chamber with an aperture fitted with a lens and a shutter through which the image of an object is projected onto a surface for recording (as on film) or for translation into electrical impulses (as for television broadcast)
off camera
:  while not being filmed by a television or movie camera <he's a different person off camera>
:  outside the scope of a television or movie camera <sounds of gunfire taking place off camera>
on camera
:  before a live television camera <go on camera>; also :  while being filmed by a television or movie camera <looked relaxed on camera>
:  within the scope of a television or movie camera <you can hear a dog but he never appears on camera>

Origin of CAMERA

Late Latin, room — more at chamber
First Known Use: 1712

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop


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