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 Dad, Don’t come up to my room with the video camera. Molly Devane, The New Yorker, "Song Lyrics About My Teen-Age Years If I Were Taylor Swift," 28 Dec. 2020 Their dad, Mark, 61, would have his video camera ready to capture special moments. David Williams, CNN, "Kentucky sisters lost their mom, dad and grandfather to Covid-19 within four weeks," 23 Dec. 2020 Jessica, carrying a video camera, walked through the craft’s narrow corridors, pointing out how and where crew members slept, ate and fired torpedoes, which in some cases were the same tiny room. Paul Eisenberg,, "Landmarks: The pandemic has ushered in an age of virtual everything, making it an excellent time to go exploring," 20 Dec. 2020 The change also increased the odds of piracy, especially overseas, where pirates routinely point a video camera at the screen from a theater seat and then sell copies. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "Lessons from HBO Max’s streaming surprise," 10 Dec. 2020 The council was meeting online because of the COVID-19 pandemic and kept its video camera off during the voice vote, so the online audience couldn't hear which of the five council members voted for or against the church. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, "Online petition to block whites-only church in western Minnesota gains steam," 15 Dec. 2020 The Astros used a video camera in center field seats to film the opposing catcher’s signals to the pitcher regarding the next pitch. Tim Darnell, ajc, "Baseball to Brady: 2020’s top 5 sports stories," 14 Dec. 2020 This security kit contains a HD-quality video camera, smart sensors for doors and windows and temperature sensors for complete home security. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday: The best deals in Canada," 29 Nov. 2020 One driver had recorded the crash on her dashboard video camera and called 911, the FHP said. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Woman, 21, arrested for DUI manslaughter one year after I-95 crash in Pompano Beach," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of video camera

1939, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2021

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“Video camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of video camera

: a camera that is used to create videos by recording moving images and sounds onto a videotape, computer disk, etc.

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Kids Definition of video camera

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

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