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 Remembering Freeman Dyson: Without this theoretical physicist, the world may not have had certain cancer treatments, or the understanding for modern computers, phones, or digital cameras. Nataliek Eyssar, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 4 Mar. 2020 Flash cards for digital cameras appear to be similarly affected. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Amazon is delaying most tech shipments by about a month, even with Amazon Prime," 23 Mar. 2020 But that’s not a concern with the Olympus Tough TG-6 digital camera. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "20 unique, innovative, essential travel products for your spring break vacation," 5 Mar. 2020 The mirrorless digital camera comes with a 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor, which captures crisp images. Adam Doud, USA TODAY, "The best vlogging cameras of 2019," 15 Oct. 2019 Japanese lobbying for the successful Olympics bid included gifts of digital cameras and Seiko watches. oregonlive, "Granting athletes in spring sports another season of eligibility creates other problems: Oregon track & field rundown," 31 Mar. 2020 The cyclone of high-level digital cameras hasn’t diminished the need for skilled photographers. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "20 legitimate ways to make money online," 24 Oct. 2019 For two-and-a-half years, photographer John Barnes crisscrossed the nation in an RV, all in an attempt to capture as many neon signs as possible on his digital camera. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Vibrant Tour of America’s Neon Signs," 28 Feb. 2020 The metadata from her digital camera said a photo of the bird was taken at 2:03 p.m. Yellow cardinals are male northern cardinals with a genetic mutation that blocks the pigment that normally turns their feathers the usual bright red color. Dennis Pillion |, al, "Two yellow cardinals spotted just miles apart in south Florida," 24 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of digital camera

1976, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2020

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“Digital camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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