camera

noun
cam·​era | \ˈkam-rə, ˈka-mər-ə\

Definition of camera 

1 : the treasury department of the papal curia

2a : camera obscura

b : a device that consists of a lightproof chamber with an aperture fitted with a lens and a shutter through which the image of an object is projected onto a surface for recording (as on film) or for translation into electrical impulses (as for television broadcast)

off camera

1 : while not being filmed by a television or movie camera he's a different person off camera

2 : outside the scope of a television or movie camera sounds of gunfire taking place off camera

on camera

1 : before a live television camera go on camera also : while being filmed by a television or movie camera looked relaxed on camera

2 : within the scope of a television or movie camera you can hear a dog but he never appears on camera

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Others, like Twisted Metal and Destruction Derby, end up as hard-to-control, muddy messes with frustrating camera work. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "PlayStation Classic review: A far-from-classic experience," 27 Nov. 2018 But otherwise, the devices are identical, with a full-size HDMI port, CSI camera port, DSI display port, stereo output and composite video port, and a micro SD port. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "A new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has arrived with Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi for $25," 15 Nov. 2018 To access the filter, simply open up the Instagram Stories camera. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Instagram Just Dropped A New Super Scary Filter and You Need To Try It," 26 Oct. 2018 The New York Police Department pulled nearly 3,000 body cameras off the streets after one exploded inside a Staten Island precinct early Sunday. Fox News, "NYPD pulls 3,000 body cams off street after one exploded," 22 Oct. 2018 Those vibrations drowned out the insect-like clicks of camera shutters and the frantic splashing of predator-evading Banana River fish in a monumental wall of noise. Mike Wall, Space.com, "A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt Like," 14 Aug. 2018 Culled from high-speed cameras tracking the velocity, spin and release point of every pitch, the raw data says 6.3 percent of Tyson Ross’ offerings this year have been sinkers. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres' Tyson Ross looking to get back on track vs. Dodgers," 12 July 2018 The lander was carrying four experiments: the MASCAM camera and a radiometer, both made by the DLR; a magnetometer built by the Technical University of Braunschweig; and an infrared spectrometer made by the French space agency, CNES. Megan Gannon, Space.com, "'Crazy' Rocky Surface of Asteroid Ryugu Revealed in MASCOT Lander Images," 13 Oct. 2018 As the Duchess got situated in her seat, Fergie was caught on camera waving at someone from across St. George's Chapel. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Sarah Ferguson Was Caught Goofing Around at Princess Eugenie's Wedding Today," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of camera

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for camera

Late Latin, room — more at chamber

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The first known use of camera was in 1712

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camera

noun

English Language Learners Definition of camera

: a device that is used for taking photographs or for making movies, television programs, etc.

camera

noun
cam·​era | \ˈkam-rə \

Kids Definition of camera

1 : a device that has a lens on one side to let light in and is used for taking pictures

2 : the part of a television sending device in which the image to be sent out is formed

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