Camcorder meaning

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(CAMera reCORDER) A combination video camera, recorder and player in one unit. Prior to camcorders, the camera and magnetic tape recorder were separate devices cabled together. In 1983, Sony introduced the Betamovie, the first camcorder, which used half-inch analog Betamax videotape cassettes. However, the cassette had to be removed and inserted into a separate videotape player for viewing. Subsequently, camcorders were designed to play as well as record.Today, tape cassettes are history, and all video cameras are digital camcorders that record onto flash memory cards, hard drives or SSDs. In addition, every modern smartphone is also a camcorder. See SD formats, HD formats, DTV and digital camera.
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The definition of a camcorder is a videotape recorder and television camera.

A hand-held recorder that allows you to videotape your kids soccer match onto a tape and watch the replay of the video on the same device is an example of a camcorder.

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A handheld device for recording visual images and sound as on a videocassette.
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A portable electronic device for recording images and audio on to a storage device, hence functioning as a camera and a recorder in a single unit.
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A lightweight, handheld video camera, especially one that records data in digital form onto a storage device such as a videotape, DVD, or hard disk.
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Origin of camcorder

  • cam(era) (re)corder

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of camera and recorder

    From Wiktionary