digital camera


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

Examples of digital camera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One part, called the reference wave, shines directly on a digital camera. Partha Banerjee, Discover Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 First Light for Vera Rubin Vera C. Rubin Observatory, home to the largest digital camera ever constructed, is expected to open its eye to the sky for the first time in late 2024. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Jan. 2024 The group runs through a collection of accessories while snapping pictures on a digital camera with pre-Instagram liberation. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 In a series of sultry mirror selfies posted to her Instagram, the reality tv star and supermodel posed topless in her bathroom mirror and snapped pics with a digital camera. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 8 June 2023 Upgrade your iPhone with a new phone case or MagSafe charger, or join the digital camera movement. Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Sixteen years ago, Gigi Gorgeous hit record on her digital camera and began to upload unusually candid videos to a new and fast-growing website called YouTube. Jacqueline Yoo, ABC News, 13 July 2023 Up until the 2000s, Japan teemed with engineering pioneers: Casio invented the pocket calculator; Seiko the quartz wristwatch; Fujifilm the first digital camera. Time, 13 Nov. 2023 The scenes set in the past were shot in 16mm, capturing the impressionism of memory; digital camera work for 2013 brings a painful present into sharp relief. John Hopewell, Variety, 14 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of digital camera was in 1976

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“Digital camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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digital camera

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