digital camera


Definition of 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 Using a digital camera, the researchers precisely measured the widths of 157 tree rings visible on the instrument’s spruce soundboard. Katherine Kornei, New York Times, 8 June 2022 According to Statista, digital camera sales dropped 87% between 2010 and 2019. Jacob Livesay, USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 Initially, the companies had signed a cooperation agreement for lenses of digital and audio-visual equipment, but in 2001 the decision was made to cooperate in the digital camera sector as well. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 June 2022 The metal mesh that surrounds the habitat has been reinforced, live traps have been set around the yard, and digital camera traps with infrared sensors that are triggered by movement have been set up to monitor nighttime activity. NBC News, 3 May 2022 Veteran astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre — both former editors of Sky & Telescope magazine — will share their tips and tricks on how to best capture the total lunar eclipse using a cellphone or digital camera. Globe Staff,, 11 May 2022 Investigators noted in the affidavit that Anita’s laptop, cellphone, purse and digital camera were all in her bedroom — indicating her death was not part of a robbery. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Items included eyeglasses, a watch, and a digital camera that contained several photos. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 22 Feb. 2022 Luna dropped off his girlfriend, who is also the paper’s managing editor, Meghann Garcia, at her home, and headed to the scene with his digital camera and a handheld video camera. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 28 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of digital camera

1976, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2022

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“Digital camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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