Definition of camera phone in US English:

camera phone


  • A mobile phone incorporating a digital camera.

    • ‘Every young person there had their camera phone, taking pictures.’
    • ‘I saw countless people taking pictures with camera phones.’
    • ‘She was surrounded by a group of awestruck teenagers all snapping away on their camera phones.’
    • ‘The habit of banning camera phones simply follows the banning of ordinary cameras in many places.’
    • ‘The camera phone has turned everyone into a potential paparazzo.’
    • ‘A client at Aldgate has just emailed me a thoroughly depressing picture they took on Thursday morning on their camera phone.’
    • ‘Even the phone manufacturers have a strict policy towards the use of camera phones on their premises.’
    • ‘Here is a pic of me taken with my company-provided camera phone yesterday.’
    • ‘A nineteen year-old has been given a six month custodial sentence for using his camera phone to take pictures in court.’
    • ‘An optional Bluetooth adaptor is ideal for camera phones, too.’
    • ‘Honda has imposed a blanket ban on camera phones in a bid to stop industrial espionage.’
    • ‘Some clubs have policies banning camera phones or even cell phones from the gym facilities.’
    • ‘At least two other teenagers filmed the cruelty on camera phones.’
    • ‘The guy that sat next to me used his camera phone to take approximately 73 pictures of himself in his seat.’
    • ‘The news media were not the only ones to capitalize on these camera phones.’
    • ‘One major success for the firm has been sales of camera phones.’
    • ‘I knew I got a camera phone for a reason.’
    • ‘Wait till you see what people captured with their own camera phones.’
    • ‘The advent of the camera phone will see to that.’
    • ‘At the same time, camera phones outsold digital still cameras by almost four to one.’