a boxlike device for holding a film or plate sensitive to light, having an aperture controlled by a shutter that, when opened, admits light enabling an object to be focused, usually by means of a lens, on the film or plate, thereby producing a photographic image.
(in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.
a judge’s private office.
Printing. camera-ready.
in camera,

Law. in the privacy of a judge’s chambers.

off camera, out of the range of a television or motion-picture camera.
on camera, being filmed or televised by a live camera:
Be sure to look alert when you are on camera.
Contemporary Examples

Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill Michael Daly December 9, 2014
The Most Offensive Lyrics and WTF Moments From ‘Chinese Food’ Culture Team October 14, 2013
Shooting Ryan Adams Neal Casal March 28, 2010
The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast Robert B. Weide January 26, 2014
Jamie Lee Curtis and Naomi Foner on What It Means to Be ‘Very Good Girls’ Jamie Lee Curtis July 24, 2014

Historical Examples

Smugglers’ Reef John Blaine
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
A Quarter-Back’s Pluck Lester Chadwick
The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine

an optical device consisting of a lens system set in a light-proof construction inside which a light-sensitive film or plate can be positioned See also cine camera, digital camera
(television) the equipment used to convert the optical image of a scene into the corresponding electrical signals
See camera obscura
(pl) -erae (-əˌriː). a judge’s private room
in camera

(law) relating to a hearing from which members of the public are excluded
in private

off camera, not within an area being filmed
on camera, (esp of an actor) being filmed


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