cam·​cord·​er | \ ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər How to pronounce camcorder (audio) \

Definition of camcorder

: a small portable combined camera and video recording device

Examples of camcorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Colleen brought along her sister and a camcorder to document the fun. Katie Galioto, Star Tribune, "Minnesotan joins his mom in Beargrease Marathon: 'She just told me to race my own race'," 5 Feb. 2021 Sold in 2008, these little marvels, which recorded to high-capacity SD cards, represented the apex of the consumer camcorder industry. Ron Hurtibise,, "From ‘must have’ to ‘don’t need’ — A fond farewell to Black Friday products we once loved | PHOTOS," 23 Nov. 2020 As Anton holds a camcorder in the passenger seat, Tim drops the probe by the side of the road and scrambles back to the car. National Geographic, "Episode 3: Chasing the World's Largest Tornado," 10 Nov. 2020 Tony Philputt, who owned Broad Ripple record and video store Second Time Around in 1987, recorded Reed and Mellencamp with an 8mm camcorder decades before the smartphone era. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, "Lou Reed and John Mellencamp shared an Indiana stage in 1987. Now you can watch the show.," 18 Sep. 2020 Adorama: Save up to $700 on cameras, camcorders and Lenses through the end of May. Adorama also features a different deal everyday. Mark Heim |, al, "6 electronics brands with great post-Memorial Day deals: HP, Best Buy, Samsung and more," 28 May 2020 Just watching all of the cast members hug each other, goof around, and in Gaten's case, videotape the happy reunion with an old-school camcorder makes the whole Stranger Things 4 table read teaser worth the watch. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "New "Stranger Things" Season 4 Behind the Scenes Video Shows Cast Reunion," 4 Mar. 2020 There were a few more stops and detours: the 2005 Broadway adaptation, as performed by a Pennsylvania Christian community center and recorded on shaky camcorder (it’s on YouTube). Washington Post, "We watched 15 straight hours of ‘Little Women,’ and things got weird," 23 Dec. 2019 Think of the PowerEgg X ($899, available now) it as a 4K camcorder and drone hybrid. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "At CES, of course there's bigger TVs, but also smart trash cans and talking makeup mirrors," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of camcorder

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camcorder

camera + recorder

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20 Feb 2021

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“Camcorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera for personal use


cam·​cord·​er | \ ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər How to pronounce camcorder (audio) \

Kids Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera

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