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 Bou filmed their elaborate aerial stunts over several evenings, capturing 60 frames per second with a 4K video camera to produce 1 terabyte of imagery. Wired, "Starlings Fly in Flocks So Dense They Look Like Sculptures," 20 Nov. 2019 Evans sat across the table from Sandi and turned on a video camera., "‘Why did you do that to me?’," 23 Sep. 2019 The attack, which prosecutors said left López-Aguilar mildly injured and traumatized, was captured by video cameras at a nearby port of entry. A.c. Thompson, ProPublica, "“Dirtbag,” “Savages,” “Subhuman”: A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It," 16 Aug. 2019 Mikkel Nils Sara told his students in Sami, addressing a video camera. Juliana Hanle, Scientific American, "The Fight for the Reindeer," 18 Nov. 2019 During the separation period from their owners, both the dogs’ behavior and heart rate variability were recorded, using a video camera and a special collar with sensors, Beecy said., "“We were really looking at how the behavior and heart rate changed when we were in the room with the dog, and then when we left the room,” and played music, or left the room quiet, she said. “We wanted to see how the music might attenuate the stress the dog was feeling.”," 28 Sep. 2019 The duo is equipped with the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), which is in essence a fancy video camera that records photons in a very narrow range of frequencies at 550 frames per second. Michael Peterson, National Geographic, "Record-breaking lightning as long as Kansas spotted," 22 Aug. 2019 The latter suspension stemmed from an internal affairs investigation in which Ambrose was accused of moving a video camera to keep it from recording police officers beating a man under arrest. Christian Sheckler, ProPublica, "The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner," 20 July 2019 Encouraging results As Best maneuvered the boat to each float, Vignali used a waterproof video camera on a long PVC pole to look inside the submerged barrels. Shannon Tompkins,, "Fish in a barrel, or how to spawn cats in a small lake," 6 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'video camera.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of video camera

1939, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about video camera

Time Traveler for video camera

Time Traveler

The first known use of video camera was in 1939

See more words from the same year

Statistics for video camera

Last Updated

7 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Video camera.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for video camera

video camera


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.

video camera


Kids Definition of video camera

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on video camera

Spanish Central: Translation of video camera

Nglish: Translation of video camera for Spanish Speakers Encyclopedia article about video camera

Comments on video camera

What made you want to look up video camera? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!