Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • noun 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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  • noun a portable television camera and videocassette recorder

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[cam(era) + (re)corder.]

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Blend of camera and recorder

Examples

  • Throw in the fact that it appears to have been filmed on a VHS camcorder from the mid-90s, and the fight scenes were apparently choreographed by your neighbour's slow-witted 11-year-old nephew.

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  • But a full-featured camcorder is not going to fit into a purse or pocket.

    Shopping guide: Picking the right video camera

  • Abrams limited himself to the medium of a camcorder from a singular POV and that, of course, will leave questions unanswered because you only see what the camcorder sees.

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  • Another factor to consider before buying a camcorder is how much experience you have with photography, imaging and videography?

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  • The big advantage to shooting video on a digital SLR, vs. a consumer camcorder is the ability to use an accessory lens.

    $799 Canon SLR can shoot high-definition video

  • Throw in the fact that it appears to have been filmed on a VHS camcorder from the mid-90s, and the fight scenes were apparently choreographed by your neighbour's slow-witted 11-year-old nephew.

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  • A second model, the $1,499 DZ-BD7HA camcorder, is a hybrid -- meaning it provides Blu-ray disc recording capability and the ability to record onto a 30 gigabyte built-in hard drive (up to four hours of HD or 8 hours of lower quality video).

    Hitachi unveils Blu-ray camcorders

  • "A camcorder is coming at just the right time," said Andrews.

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  • Philips has released a "keychain camcorder," which PC Magazine describes as a "thumb drive with a lens."

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  • Annoying kids from an MTV reality show running from monsters on poorly filmed camcorder is the next big thing in cinema, I’ve always said.

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