video camera


Definition of video camera

: a camera that records video and usually audio especially : camcorder

Examples of video camera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 40 weapons and a video camera were taken in the robbery, which unfolded from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, police said. NBC News, 12 Apr. 2022 The nest is monitored with a video camera that captured the fuzzy youngster's dramatic fall. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 1 May 2022 To understand the gap between how Nitram saw himself versus how others perceived the inarticulate, angry young man, Kurzel assigned Jones tasks: film himself with a video camera, doodle in a diary. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 The judge also allowed a video camera in the courtroom, believed to be the first time in Fairfax County, Virginia's largest and most populated county. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 When officers arrived at his home, which had large signs and security cameras in the front yard and tarps covering his front door, Brown answered the door wielding a video camera and demanded officers investigate the theft of his tooth. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 18 Mar. 2022 With a video camera and sensors detecting a shark's acceleration, depth and direction, the device also has receivers to detect when other sharks were near them. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 More clips of the generation-defining artists laughing, talking and performing are interspersed in the video between feel-good snippets that look like they were taken straight from your dad’s old video camera. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 10 Mar. 2022 During the rescue attempt, a doctor in blue medical scrubs, pumping oxygen into the girl, looked directly into the reporter's video camera capturing the scene. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of video camera

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of video camera was in 1939

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17 May 2022

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“Video camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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: a camera (as a camcorder) that records video and usually also audio

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