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