camcorder

noun
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 A few weeks before, George Holliday had purchased a new camcorder as a Valentine’s Day present for his wife. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California: 30 years after Rodney King," 4 Mar. 2021 After Los Angeles police were caught beating Rodney King on camera by George Holliday and his new camcorder in 1991, video has become integral in raising awareness of police violence across the country. Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune, "Derek Chauvin trial shows people who film police violence later struggle with trauma," 2 Apr. 2021 Mia Farrow shared a trove of home movies shot on her camcorder throughout her relationship with Allen. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "How HBO’s new doc uses never-before-seen video to make its case against Woody Allen," 26 Feb. 2021 King, a Black man, was infamously beaten by white Los Angeles police officers 30 years ago while a neighbor recorded it with his Sony camcorder. Tami Abdollah, USA TODAY, "Jury selection begins in Derek Chauvin trial. What did the first day reveal about legal strategy, human perception?," 10 Mar. 2021 Farrow begins filming Dylan discussing the abuse on the family camcorder. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, "Timeline: Woody Allen’s relationship with Mia Farrow, alleged abuse of Dylan Farrow," 21 Feb. 2021 The person operating the camcorder is her mother, actress Mia Farrow. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "How HBO’s new doc uses never-before-seen video to make its case against Woody Allen," 26 Feb. 2021 As the name suggests, the $3,899 FX3 is a smaller sibling to Sony’s chunky, $6,000 FX6, which employs a more traditional camcorder-style body. Popular Science, "Sony’s compact FX3 cinema camera has a built-in cooling system," 23 Feb. 2021 In those early days, at competitions, Ms. Goodman would record the men’s solo division on the family camcorder, Mr. Clifford in particular. New York Times, "For Two Cloggers, 20 Years to Get in Step and Get Married," 19 Feb. 2021

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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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21 Apr 2021

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“Camcorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camcorder. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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camcorder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera for personal use

camcorder

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

Kids Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera

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