cam·​cord·​er ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər How to pronounce camcorder (audio)
: a small portable combined camera and video recording device

Examples of camcorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By June 2022, the two had recorded 150 hours of cat interactions using a Panasonic camcorder. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 Big Ed encouraged the kid to bring in his camcorder, and Sam ended up capturing a lot of wild and crazy shifts. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 FireWire was also known as IEEE 1394 and i.Link, the latter of which was named by Sony and used on digital camcorders — but used a smaller four-pin connector when compared to the larger six-pin one from Apple. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 12 Sep. 2023 Zendaya and Tom Holland went to the concert for a second time, camcorder in hand, and Bey gave Z a shoutout during the finale. Vulture, 5 Sep. 2023 Hopefully, a camcorder was rolling as Ontiveros slid his PK past Metea Valley goalkeeper Patrick Maroney for the winning goal in a 2-1 victory at the St. Charles Invitational. Chicago Tribune, 29 Aug. 2023 Hijazi, then a 26-year-old amateur videographer living in the outer suburbs of Damascus, Syria, stumbled outdoors clutching his camcorder. Joby Warrick, Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2023 There wasn’t a host of options for an underage kid in New Jersey in terms of gainful employment, and his main interests at the time — skating, graffiti, filming his friends on his camcorder — weren’t necessarily gateways to a paying gig. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 Sony engineers were working on a new camcorder, later to be known as the Handycam, and that product dearly needed a smaller, lighter battery. IEEE Spectrum, 30 July 2023 See More

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Word History


camera + recorder

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of camcorder was in 1981

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“Camcorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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cam·​cord·​er ˈkam-ˌkȯrd-ər How to pronounce camcorder (audio)
: a small portable combined camera and VCR

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