A digital camera for photography.
An example of a camera is a small electronic device with a lens that you use to take pictures.
nounpl. cam′eras; also for 1, -·erae·
- a chamber: now only in in camera (see phrase below)
- camera obscura
Origin of camera< camera obscura any of various devices for recording or transmitting images or sequences of images, consisting essentially of a closed case with a lens that focuses incoming light on a sensitive material, as film, or on an electronic receptor
Origin of cameraClassical Latin camera, vault from Classical Greek kamara, vaulted chamber from Indo-European base an unverified form kam-, to arch
- in a judge's private office rather than in open court
- in privacy or secrecy
on (or off) camera
- A usually portable device containing a photosensitive surface that records images through a lens.
- A camera obscura.
- pl. cam·er·ae, A judge's private chamber.
Origin of cameraLate Latin room ; see chamber .
(plural cameræ or cameras)
- in camera
- camera obscura
- camera ready
From New Latin camera obscura (“dark chamber”), because the first cameras used a pinhole and a dark room; from Latin camera (“chamber or bedchamber”), from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamara, “anything with an arched cover, a covered carriage or boat, a vaulted chamber, a vault”).
camera - Computer Definition
(1) A stand-alone device that records still or moving images as analog scenes on film or as pixels in digital storage. Movie cameras, which are called "camcorders," also include a microphone for audio capture. The world of photography and movie making has migrated from film (analog) to digital, and all digital cameras can play back the recorded material on a small, built-in LCD screen. See digital camera, point-and-shoot camera, POV camera, DSLR and camcorder.
(2) A back-facing element in a smartphone or tablet that records still and moving images for later viewing.