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a camera crew
▪ a BBC camera crew
a film camera
▪ The company produces digital film cameras.
a movie camera
▪ Do you know how to operate a movie camera?
a security camera
▪ A car park security camera captured the attack.
a speed camera (=designed to photograph vehicles going too fast)
▪ Most GPS systems will warn you when there are speed cameras.
compact camera
digital camera
▪ a digital camera
speed camera
video camera
▪ It's solid, well-built and looks more like a conventional film camera than the other digital cameras featured in this test.
▪ The new QuickTake 200 is a digital camera that records photographs in computer memory.
▪ Digicam buying advice With digital cameras improving all the time, take some advice before buying.
▪ High-tech digital cameras are used extensively in astronomy to capture dim light from distant galaxies.
▪ This week, a new range of digital speed cameras were introduced that can trap up to three vehicles per second.
▪ On the down side, affordable digital cameras have limited memory.
▪ I recently made one of the best investments with my digital camera.
▪ You also can use a digital camera, which records pictures electronically and uploads them straight to your computer without using film.
▪ One of their captors filmed the shootings with a video camera.
▪ Police spoke of a benign new law enforcement tactic no more intrusive than a video camera at a convenience store.
▪ Covert video cameras and hand-held laser devices will be among the equipment used at weekends, they warn.
▪ The judge already has decided to ban from the courtroom not only video cameras but print photographers working for newspapers and magazines.
▪ A simple monochrome digital video camera is fitted to the hoe and trained on the crop just in front of the machine.
▪ But the real thrill for some riders is the chance to perform for the video camera.
▪ He said he would suggest that additional equipment such as video cameras and motion sensors be installed inside substations.
▪ Nixon recommends practicing before a video camera.
▪ This creates a rather spooky atmosphere and because of the many camera angles gives the impression that you are being watched.
▪ A low camera angle can make a slight anchor look imposing.
▪ Some of the pictures have silly camera angles because Oliver was fooling around.
▪ The courts and arena settings are beautiful, with smooth camera angles and timely commentary.
▪ We shall never know because the obtuse camera angle, from midwicket, provided insufficient evidence.
▪ Filmgoers, unfortunately, are subjected to the unnecessary trauma of seeing the brutal crime depicted from arty camera angles.
▪ The discs accommodate eight language tracks, 32 subtitle tracks and provisions for alternate endings and multiple camera angles.
▪ It is full of camera crews.
▪ The whir of the camera crews set off a media stampede.
▪ Mrs Allan used her own funds to hire local divers and a submersible camera crew at a cost of £500 per day.
▪ The camera crews were desperate for a shot, and the reporters needed a quote.
▪ But when a camera crew arrived at the rectory, they got a hostile reception.
▪ The way camera crews staked out the hospital, you would have thought that Jackson himself was giving birth.
▪ I was the very last in the row, along with my film camera crew.
▪ That is, until camera crews on the tarmac turned their lenses to them.
▪ Hilliard's cibachrome shows a woman with her head turned away from the camera lens.
▪ The camera lens, of course, has its own inherent limitations.
▪ On a purely practical basis, the paintings in this instance work better than the camera lens.
▪ He had a momentary glimpse of himself from above, as if through a camera lens.
▪ Indifferently magnificent, it sneered back at my eager camera lens, which could only fit in a pitiful few floors.
▪ Readers interested in the deployment of experimental camera lenses and the like may get the most out of what LoBrutto offers.
▪ I can gaze seductively into a camera lens and give you that look of pure lust and desire.
▪ In either event, the script is projected on to a piece of glass located directly over the camera lenses.
▪ He had seen the replay from the Security cameras and witnessed the fast, flashing deadliness of her.
▪ Several doors had been propped open with garbage cans, and footage from the security cameras was missing.
▪ And there is speculation that crucial evidence may also be gleaned from a security camera in operation close to the scene.
▪ Prosecutors never showed jurors the pictures taken of the suspect by a bank security camera, saying they were too fuzzy.
▪ This series of photographs was taken by a security camera at the Leeds Building Society.
▪ Door buzzers and security cameras, rusty from 17 months' of disuse, are ringing and clicking again at bars.
▪ The roster, till rolls and security cameras were examined in Thresher's own internal investigation.
▪ The pictures were captured by the city centre security cameras installed in Gloucester earlier this year.
▪ Outside Number 10 itself there was a solitary television camera crew.
▪ The civil trial provided a more subdued sequel, since Fujisaki refused to allow television cameras into his courtroom.
▪ He looked for television cameras - that must be the answer - it was being televised - people had dressed up.
▪ However, additional seating was created when the various Atlanta venues were redesigned to accommodate television cameras and other equipment.
▪ The tram carried a mobile generator for the power and provided a stable platform for the television cameras.
▪ The lifeblood of Sarajevo will drain away, the television cameras will go home and Bosnia will be forgotten in the West.
▪ Back then, Gingrich seemed to be everywhere, or at least everywhere there were television cameras and microphones.
▪ Or, must some bridging material be built in to allow cameras or cast time to get to the next set?
▪ The civil trial provided a more subdued sequel, since Fujisaki refused to allow television cameras into his courtroom.
▪ Is this speech long enough on one camera to allow another camera time to switch lenses for a medium shot?
▪ Charles bitterly regretted having allowed the cameras in.
▪ A track is laid to allow the camera to move smoothly, then they go for a take.
▪ The bride and groom pose for photographs to be taken by the official photographer and relatives who have brought their cameras.
▪ Cruz tells you that, you bring in cameras, tapes, lights.
▪ He did this by bringing a camera up to his face, through which he could nevertheless still see the tiger's actions.
▪ In all my years in the Civil Serviceno one has ever brought a camera into the office and started taking snapshots!
▪ Gimmelmann wished he had brought his camera to have captured the transformation.
▪ With other systems you can buy a camera which will plug into a videocassette recorder you already have.
▪ In the future, the base plans to buy a digital camera.
▪ Digicam buying advice With digital cameras improving all the time, take some advice before buying.
▪ Then came the day that bought a video camera and filmed me ironing.
▪ Despite carrying only a camera and an apple, I soon lag behind again.
▪ Jim Feng had his legs, and also carried his cameras.
▪ He carried his one camera, a twin-reflex Rolleiflex, the sort that is held against the chest, over his shoulder.
▪ A guy in khaki shorts was carrying a video camera.
▪ I had to carry the heavy camera which took pictures of the shape of the ground.
▪ First of all, one has to wade up to one's chest carrying camera and tripod.
▪ In recent years he had often carried cameras with any number of attachments.
▪ Some war torn place he carried his camera to.
▪ And the police are catching them - on camera.
▪ He had been caught by the camera during an exuberant moment with his teammates, and he was sorry.
▪ They were caught on camera by amazed police officers in an unmarked car.
▪ Ulrika, who once dated Prince Edward, was caught on camera walking in the arms of the mystery man.
▪ She and Cameron, arms around each other, facing the camera and squinting into the sunlight.
▪ She is a girl of about 12, and she faces the camera with the calm composure of an innocent.
▪ Tina Brady is seen sitting facing the camera.
▪ That spat did little for her confidence as she faced a battery of cameras waiting outside Goldsmiths Hall.
▪ He is not a man for lofty speeches; faced by cameras, he routinely flubs his sentences.
▪ On this occasion he was in a jovial, even bantering mood, as I stood beside him facing the camera.
▪ But the diva emerges and she faces the camera crew.
▪ They faced the camera in their dungarees and jeans and cowboy-style holsters and knee-high boots.
▪ The incriminating conversations that followed were recorded using hidden spy cameras.
▪ Two of its producers got jobs as food handlers for Food Lion and worked there wearing tiny hidden cameras and microphones.
▪ Behind every bend lurks a potential patrol, road-block or hidden camera.
▪ They may root frantically under the couch cushions or behind the drapes for a hidden camera.
▪ Madonna has even ordered bodyguards to check under people's kilts for hidden cameras.
▪ I wonder if the guy who owns the house films what goes on there with hidden cameras.
▪ Should we have used hidden cameras to track crooked car repairmen?
▪ Chemouil's two-day trial in October would normally have been held in camera.
▪ They hold the camera over your head and click.
▪ His trial is being held in camera, and his lawyers are not allowed to discuss the case.
▪ Sometimes she was directing others while some one held a Super-8 camera.
▪ Tom Pratt favours another form of carrier, made from alloy tube of square section, to hold his Mamiya Press camera.
▪ He held the camera chest-high and aimed.
▪ If the subject is looking directly at the camera, the head should generally be placed centrally in the frame.
▪ No one else looks at the camera.
▪ He looked for television cameras - that must be the answer - it was being televised - people had dressed up.
▪ Accompanying it is a photograph of three Chicanas looking away from the camera and talking to each other.
▪ One man just sat there in silence, looking at the camera, grinning and folding and refolding his six fivers.
▪ Failing to communicate anything helpful to Marcello, the little Umbrian angel looks straight at the camera, and at us.
▪ Because the children in his pictures are looking at the camera, they know that they are looking at the world.
▪ Both look past the camera into the distance.
▪ One other possibility is to have two cameras recording simultaneously on to two recorders.
▪ The new QuickTake 200 is a digital camera that records photographs in computer memory.
▪ The Victorians invested considerable faith in the power of the camera to record, classify amid witness.
▪ It will raise an antenna and run a cable from the truck to a camera to record pictures of the burning building.
▪ The husband of one of the club members had his camera handy to record the occasion of the Mayor's visit.
▪ Companies should arrive at each stop armed with press releases and cameras to record local functions.
▪ The cameras continued to record every panic-stricken moment.
▪ You also can use a digital camera, which records pictures electronically and uploads them straight to your computer without using film.
▪ In summer they set up a video camera on Berry Head near Torquay to show close-up views of cliff-dwelling birds.
▪ That day, I set the camera on the tripod to take a long exposure.
▪ The father had hired Hutchison and her husband, John, to set up tiny cameras with pinhole lenses in his house.
▪ It was actually of two men smiling into the camera against a chunky city skyline.
▪ He likes me to smile at the camera, so twice I pulled shocking faces.
▪ Winning meant standing on a podium, smiling for cameras and posing for pictures.
▪ Sufficiently long gap between contractions for me to smile for the camera. 12.30 a.m.
▪ He is sitting in his wheelchair and smiling at the camera.
▪ The photo showed a young, happy woman smiling brightly towards the camera.
▪ In the photograph I am smiling hopefully at the camera.
▪ Hilliard's cibachrome shows a woman with her head turned away from the camera lens.
▪ She is careful to turn away from the cameras that are catching the action for the local sports network.
▪ I turned our closed circuit cameras on to the flag-wavers and they appeared on the huge screens above the stage.
▪ Neil turns to the camera and hits his forehead with the palm of his hand.
▪ This format uses an electronic camera that stores up to 50 still images on a tiny floppy disk.
▪ In the way that you use a camera, you can focus your mind either on positive or negative factors.
▪ Local authorities using video cameras determine their own controls.
▪ Koju never did learn to use that camera.
▪ He used the latest camera technology, and experimented with all the techniques that were available.
▪ You also can use a digital camera, which records pictures electronically and uploads them straight to your computer without using film.
▪ They used a thermal imaging camera which gives a picture like this of bodies on the ground.
▪ They used miniature cameras to photograph secret documents and shortwave radios to receive coded messages from their spy masters, prosecutors said.
▪ Few illustrations survive of the interiors of funeral furnishing establishments prior to the introduction of the camera.
▪ Here was proof, it was said, that the camera was not merely a simple mechanism.
▪ Its cameras followed the candidates around on the campaign, showing unabridged speeches, press conferences, walkabouts.
▪ Mike climbed the steps without speaking, and unloaded his cameras and camera bag on a mat.
▪ Moments later as the Monsignor began to pass out the diplomas, flashbulbs popped and a few home movie cameras whirred.
▪ Smoke could be seen seeping in front of the television camera.
▪ The 33-year-old physicist lashed his camera to an ice-pick and took the photo by setting the timer.
▪ This is the pattern of the squid and octopus eye as well as of the artificial mechanical one built by man, the camera.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Camera \Cam"e*ra\, n.; pl. E. Cameras, L. Camerae. [L. vault, arch, LL., chamber. See Chamber.] A chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The camera obscura when used in photography. See Camera, and Camera obscura.

Bellows camera. See under Bellows.

In camera (Law), in a judge's chamber, that is, privately; as, a judge hears testimony which is not fit for the open court in camera.

Panoramic camera, or Pantascopic camera, a photographic camera in which the lens and sensitized plate revolve so as to expose adjacent parts of the plate successively to the light, which reaches it through a narrow vertical slit; -- used in photographing broad landscapes.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1708, "vaulted building," from Latin camera "vaulted room" (source of Italian camera, Spanish camara, French chambre), from Greek kamara "vaulted chamber."\n

\nThe word also was used early 18c. as a short form of Modern Latin camera obscura "dark chamber" (a black box with a lens that could project images of external objects), contrasted with camera lucida (Latin for "light chamber"), which uses prisms to produce on paper beneath the instrument an image, which can be traced. It became the word for "picture-taking device" when modern photography began, c.1840 (extended to television filming devices 1928). Camera-shy is attested from 1890. Old Church Slavonic komora, Lithuanian kamara, Old Irish camra all are borrowings from Latin.


n. A device for taking still or moving pictures or (l en photograph)s.

  1. n. equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other) [syn: photographic camera]

  2. television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam [syn: television camera, tv camera]

  3. [also: camerae (pl)]


A camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both. The images may be individual still photographs or sequences of images constituting videos or movies.The camera is a remote sensing device as it senses subjects without physical contact. The word camera comes from camera obscura, which means "dark chamber" and is the Latin name of the original device for projecting an image of external reality onto a flat surface. The modern photographic camera evolved from the camera obscura. The functioning of the camera is very similar to the functioning of the human eye.

Camera (cephalopod)

Camerae (singular camera) are the spaces or chambers enclosed between two adjacent septa in the phragmocone of a nautiloid or ammonoid cephalopod. These can be seen in cross-sections of a nautilus shell and in the polished cross-sections of ammonites. In life these chambers are filled with gas, mediated by the siphuncle, and used to control buoyancy.

Some Palaeozoic nautiloid genera, especially those with long, straight shells, are distinguished by cameral deposits. These were accumulations of calcium carbonate secreted in the empty chambers of the shell, used for ballast and control of buoyancy. The nature and form of these deposits are very useful in nautiloid classification.

Camera (disambiguation)

A camera is a device to make photographs or movies.

Camera or CAMERA may also refer to:

Camera (2000 film)

Camera is a 2000 Canadian short film written and directed by David Cronenberg. The six-minute short was one of several made in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival. These films, all by Canadian directors, were commissioned as preludes for the festival in 2000.

Camera (magazine)

Camera is a photography review that began its life in Lucerne, Switzerland, later distributed in many countries and languages. The magazine grew to its greatest international influence towards in latter half of its life of sixty years; on the leading edge of almost every important period in photography, Camera was often among the first publications to show the first works of now well-known photographers such as Edward Steichen, Robert Frank and Jeanloup Sieff. The magazine was slated to be re-launched on17 January 2013.

Camera (Japanese magazine)

, or Ars Camera , Arusu Kamera), was one of the older and longer running of Japanese camera magazines. It was published by the company Ars.

Camera (album)

Camera is an album by American jazz guitarist Joe Morris, which was recorded in 2010 and released on the ESP-Disk label. He leads a quartet with long-time collaborator Luther Gray on drums and a string section composed of Katt Hernandez on violin and Junko Fujiwara Simons on cello.

Camera (2014 film)

Camera is a 2014 Hong Kong-Singaporean science fiction thriller directed by James Leong and co-written by Ben Slater and Leong. It stars Sean Li as a surveillance expert who falls in love with his newest target, played by Venus Wong. It premiered at the 2014 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. It is Leong's first narrative film.

Usage examples of "camera".

So were the cameras and the items needed to accessorize my ensemble: paper apron and mask, plastic goggles, latex gloves.

We had two photographic cameras, an air thermometer, two aneroids with altitude scale to 15,000 feet, and two hypsometers.

Then Oeljanov raised his right armthe one which ended in the ugly, stubby maw of a laser-sighted machine guntoward the camera.

As the attendees spread out to line Church Street, several cameras appeared from bags and briefcases.

Internal cameras had pinpointed seven crewmen remaining: three were waiting in a lifeboat, two were inside refuge chambers, while another two had put on spacesuits and were trying to get back into the axial corridor.

Tad and Bap helped him into it, and fastened to his belt the tools he would need and the film packs for the cameras he would be activating.

I think I can disable the instructions we gave it earlier, slow it down, and re-program it to follow guidance from here based on what we see from its onboard camera.

Boxes and shoe bags and a Minolta camera case and a larger box that said Bekins had been tossed out to the center of the room.

Then, unerringly directing his face toward the camera pick-up, Bevel grinned.

I gaze at the familiar iconography: my brother forthrightly addressing the camera, almost hungrily sentimental and bonhomous, his arm around me to proclaim the occasion.

Generally, however, by the time he got his camera set up and everything ready, the bucker was feeding placidly and the excitement was over.

A journalist to the end, Hero Buss handed his camera to the first passerby and asked him to take a picture of his release.

In these latter years we have seen Luigi Gordigiani and Fabio Campana making themselves known principally in this style of music, called da camera.

If he senses me, and he surely did sense me good, it was through camera lenses and hypersound pulses and capacitance probes and thermal imagers, none of which are located anywhere near the eyes of the image of Albert.

Until Cavin, Jana assumed the concept of aliens visiting Earth was the invention of really bored people with low-quality cameras living in remote parts of New Mexico and Nevada.