digital camera

noun

Definition of digital camera 

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

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That’s because the scanner uses a highly sensitive chip called the Medipix3, which acts like the sensor in a digital camera, except much more advanced. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Check Out These Awesome New 3D, Full-Color X-Rays," 13 July 2018 These items included GoPro digital cameras, Microsoft Xboxes, Samsung smartwatches, Microsoft Surface tablets, and Apple Macbooks. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scammers Plead Guilty To Taking Amazon for $1 Million," 7 June 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," 23 May 2018 When the Petersons tied the knot, smartphones with digital cameras didn’t exist. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Couples married before 'Pinterest age' set to renew vows in farewell to Winter Park civic center," 12 July 2018 And a swivel of the desk chair brings into view a digital camera, television, and cable TV box. Peter Ford, The Christian Science Monitor, "'E-waste': Getting grip on a growing global problem," 9 July 2018 The burden of carrying a full-frame digital camera seem trivial. Anchorage Daily News, "Photography isn’t hunting, but it brings its own rewards in Alaska’s outdoors," 27 June 2018 Irene Kung, a Swiss artist, begins with the height of modern technology: a digital camera with exceptional resolution. The Economist, "Retro photography is in vogue," 2 June 2018 Canon also borrowed a lot of design of the film camera for its EOS-1D family of digital cameras. Emily Price, Fortune, "Canon Won't Sell Film Cameras Anymore," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of digital camera

1976, in the meaning defined above

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digital camera

noun

English Language Learners Definition of digital camera

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

digital camera

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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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