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 While Finneas was on tour with his sister, Billie Eilish, in June, Sulewski flew out from their home in Los Angeles to film the video, leaning into a lo-fi, camcorder aesthetic and working entirely off-the-cuff. Liam Hess, Vogue, 15 July 2022 Frame rate is the frequency at which your camcorder can capture images. Douglas Helm, Popular Mechanics, 19 June 2022 The maker of your mom's favorite camcorder is still around and dishing out the best budget headphones on the market. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 This camcorder also supports 4k resolution at 60 FPS. Douglas Helm, Popular Mechanics, 19 June 2022 Fans soon discovered one reason that might be: a shot of camcorder footage revealed this scene is set on March 22, which a prior season established is Will's birthday — yet absolutely nobody in the show acknowledges this. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 3 June 2022 Stalter once scrambled to put together a dance routine when her Catholic elementary school put on a talent show and loved to make age-inappropriate home movies with her many cousins using the family camcorder. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 Sheryl paints a lovely portrait of those early years, using interviews with Crow, old photos and camcorder footage. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2022 An online edition of this annual showcase features works created by contemporary filmmakers using a low-fi 1980s-era children’s camcorder made by Fisher-Price. Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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“Camcorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera

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