digital camera


Definition of digital camera

: a camera that records images as digital data instead of on film

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It's built on semiconductor chip technologies that have the potential to improve over time in much the same way that digital cameras did 15 years ago. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar," 8 Nov. 2018 Even digital cameras have an automatic mode for beginners to shoot without stress over ISOs and apertures. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The best instant camera for the beach," 10 Aug. 2018 Plus, digital cameras often provided a dynamic range exceptionally better than their traditional counterparts. Maria Carter, Country Living, "You Would Never Know The Photographer Behind These Gorgeous Images is Legally Blind," 15 Sep. 2015 Today's video walks you through the process of uploading the photos from your digital camera onto you computer and freeing up space on your memory card. Staff, Woman's Day, "Electronics Video: Transfer Photos to a PC," 31 Jan. 2011 There's also a great selection of gifts under $100, like a Nikon digital camera! Julia Malacoff, Redbook, "5 Stores Worth Visiting on Black Friday," 18 Nov. 2011 Bose's noise-canceling headphones and digital cameras like the otherwise great Sony a6300 camera still use Micro-USB to charge. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Anker's Powerport II Is the Only Charger You'll Ever Need," 9 Nov. 2018 Unlike most crossbody bags, reviewers say this 10 inch by 9 inch option can fit a ton of stuff (one person fit a full-size wallet, a small digital camera, phone, passport, keys, and sunglasses inside) without the bag losing its shape. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "It's Like Every Single Person on Amazon Is Obsessed With This $13 Deluxity Crossbody Bag," 26 Oct. 2018 As NZ Customs explains on its website: Items such as mobile phones, iPads, Android tablets, hard drives, laptops, and digital cameras may be examined. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Don’t want New Zealand officials to get into your phone? Pay up to NZ$5,000," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of digital camera

1976, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of digital camera

: a camera that takes pictures without using film : a camera that records images as digital data

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Kids Definition of digital camera

: a camera that takes pictures without using film by recording the images as electronic data

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