cam·​cord·​er | \ ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər \

Definition of camcorder

: a small portable combined camera and video recording device

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Jenner is perfect for the role, rocking a pink tracksuit with a camcorder in hand, dancing in the audience. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kris Jenner is Regina George's Mom in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Music Video," 30 Nov. 2018 Game capture and streaming hardware company Elgato announced a new gadget today that can turn any existing DSLR camera, action cam, or standard video camcorder into a 4K webcam. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Elgato’s newest Cam Link will let live streamers turn a DSLR or GoPro into a 4K webcam," 27 Nov. 2018 Graphics were choppy with high-definition video, meaning this system won't be great for editing or playing back video from your HD camcorder. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Asus Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Laptop," 17 Aug. 2012 A few years later, in 2002, a group of Kosovar and Serbian party-goers, armed with camcorders and turntables and dressed in halter tops and cargo pants boarded The Road of Peace Train. Sarah Souli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kosovo Is an All-Night Party—And Shows No Signs of Slowing Down," 26 Oct. 2018 The camcorder reported stolen from the school was recovered, Loughran said. Jennifer Johnson,, "Norridge police: Three arrested following break-in at Ridgewood High School," 20 June 2018 The couple documents their runaway with a vintage Polaroid camera and camcorder. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Presents Snappy Silent Film For 'Back To You' Visual: Watch," 5 June 2018 After school, Stanfield wrote and directed skits on his aunt's camcorder, violent burlesques about a thug named Lil' Biggie trying to prove his manhood with a gun. Amy Nicholson,, "Is Hollywood ready for the brilliant weirdness of Lakeith Stanfield?," 3 July 2018 The officers took a computer tower, desktop, flash drives, SD cards, tablets, multiple CDs, floppy disks, cellphones, a camcorder and a hard drive, court records show. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Hobart man accused of child porn offenses; gets federal court date," 15 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera for personal use


cam·​cord·​er | \ ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər \

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: a small video camera

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