1 apparatus for taking photographs, moving pictures or television pictures 照相机; （电影）摄影机; （电视）摄像机
*a video camera, ie one that converts visual images into an electrical signal to produce television pictures 摄像机（可将影像转换成电信号而产生电视画面的）. =>illus 见插图.
2 (idm 习语) in `camera in a judge's private room; not in public; privately 在法官的私室里; 不公开地; 私下
*The trial was held/The case was heard in camera. 那一审讯不公开[那一案件已秘密审讯].
camera obscura 'box with a hole through which an image is made to appear on the inside of the box'
(18-21 centuries), from Modern Latin
, 'dark room'
a piece of equipment used to take photographs or make films or television programmes
, video camera video cameraon/off camera
(=while a camera is recording or not recording) The crime was caught on camera by police.in cameralaw
a law case that is held in camera takes place secretly or privately
1. Edwin Land, one of America's most productive inventors, claimed the idea leading to his invention of the Polaroid camera came from his three-year-old daughter. 美国最具创造力的发明家之一埃德温·兰德说，使他产生发明宝丽来相机这一想法的是他三岁的女儿。
2. The camera was tipped. 照相机倾斜。
3. The focus on my camera isn´t working properly. 我的照相机上的调焦装置有毛病.
4. The camera is photographic. 照相机是用于摄影的.
5. "The camera and the film became clear to me. In my mind they were so real that I spent several hours describing them." "照相机和胶片对于我变得清晰可见。在我的脑海里，它们如此真实，我只用了几个小时就将它们描述了出来。"
6. My camera strap has broken. 我照相机上的皮带断了.
7. Modern camera design tends to simplicity. 现代照相机设计得越来越简单。