digital camera


Definition of digital camera

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

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Bring a tape recorder or a digital camera and have your family take turns documenting the landscape or their favorite moments. Kate Rockwood, Woman's Day, "How to Make the Most of Your Next Family Adventure," 25 June 2019 Photo and video: Alexander Hotz/The Wall Street Journal Modern satellites took the 21st century images with digital cameras. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "Himalaya Glaciers Shrinking at Faster Rate, Study Finds," 19 June 2019 Younger kids without phones can use a low-cost digital camera or even the iPhone 5 gathering dust in your top drawer purely for photo-taking purposes. NBC News, "The case for the long weekend, summer road trip," 21 June 2019 The new digital cameras will be deployed at 12 intersections — eight fewer than when the old system went offline at the start of the year. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "Map: Red-light cameras in the Bay Area," 17 June 2019 Farid has been studying image forensics since the late 1990s, back when digital cameras were in their infancy and film still reigned supreme. Rachel Metz, CNN, "The fight to stay ahead of deepfake videos before the 2020 US election," 12 June 2019 Someone stoke a package containing a digital camera that was delivered to the wrong address in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard at 12 p.m. May 31. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Police: Oak Park resident robbed of cellphone, wallet while walking on Randolph Street," 7 June 2019 Total Expert Score: 92/100 | Consumer Score: 89% give it 4 stars or higher A durable, versatile mirrorless digital camera to accompany your travels. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Compact Digital Cameras for Capturing Your Adventures," 17 Apr. 2019 With few and dwindling exceptions, the U.S. no longer makes things like flat-panel displays, memory devices, light-emitting devices, lasers, imaging chips for digital cameras, and computer system packaging software. Henry Kressel And David P. Goldman, WSJ, "Silicon, Not Steel, Will Win the Next War," 23 Dec. 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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