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A device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, film, or video signals.‘she faced the cameras’‘a press photographer's camera flashed’‘a video camera’
- ‘I might have left the camera behind but the image of this wreck was imprinted on my mind.’
- ‘Monday I leave for Boston with a car full of cameras and film of various shapes and sizes.’
- ‘Fighting broke out as security men tried to stop angry guests using cameras and video recorders.’
- ‘When I reached him he searched me and told me to take the film out of my camera and give it to him.’
- ‘I quickly resigned myself to the fact that the film in my cameras was going to be lost.’
- ‘The cameras will record digital images used to help police pursue action against criminals.’
- ‘The man holding the video camera turned the camera on and brought the eyepiece up to his eye.’
- ‘Filmed with four cameras, the result will then be displayed on four television screens.’
- ‘Film from CCTV cameras in the club has been taken away as part of the police inquiry.’
- ‘The cameras would record images in colour during the day and black and white at night.’
- ‘Among the hours of images caught by the cameras at King's Cross, one sequence stood out.’
- ‘From time to time I get a few queries about my photographs, my camera and techniques.’
- ‘To his left, a film crew holding cameras and lights were filming the entire episode.’
- ‘The cameras work using two video monitors in the patrol vans which are linked to a recorder.’
- ‘We ascend, our cameras out of film and our slates covered in a jumble of barely decipherable notes.’
- ‘Staff at the centre can use it to download images from traffic cameras around the county.’
- ‘Here in Bedford you can't even go with a camera or video recorder to the local swimming pool.’
- ‘After burning up a roll of film Prudence lowered the camera and took the film out to replace it.’
- ‘During the film, the camera lingers on one wall in the bar now owned by Monty's father.’
- ‘There, images from two cameras fighting over the same frequency are grainy and dark.’
on (or off) camera
While being filmed or televised (or not being filmed or televised)‘he had used a four-letter word off camera’‘on camera, she was error-prone and nervous’
- ‘However, the most hair-raising part of the film took place off camera.’
- ‘But even when there is no overt sexuality on camera, a film set is a very sexualized place.’
- ‘This programme will focus on the people and places caught on camera.’
- ‘A man gestured to the reporter off camera and handed her a paper.’
- ‘David admits to being amazed himself by the behaviour caught on camera for the first time.’
- ‘This protest was caught on camera by the BBC, and subsequently aired on the local news.’
- ‘However, that doesn't stop the 26-year-old actor from helping out with his friend's painting and decorating business when he's off camera.’
- ‘BBC Berkshire is offering Berkshire people the chance to have their say on camera.’
- ‘When she was on camera and I was off camera, they gave my samurai sword to a stuntman.’
- ‘You will find hardly any improvising on camera anywhere in my films.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin (see camera, camera obscura).
in names A chamber or round building.‘the Radcliffe Camera’
- ‘There is one camera in the south west of England that is painted with luminous strips.’
- ‘Read about a walk around the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, part of the Bodleian Library.’
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Late 17th century (denoting a council or legislative chamber in Italy or Spain): from Latin, ‘vault, arched chamber’, from Greek kamara ‘object with an arched cover’.
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