1.equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
Synonym: photographic camera
2.television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
Synonym: television cameratv camera
Acamera is a piece of equipment that is used for taking photographs, making films, or producing television pictures.
e.g. Her gran lent her acamera for a school trip to Venice and Egypt.
e.g. ...a videocamera...
If someone or something ison camera, they are being filmed.
e.g. Fay was so impressive oncamera that a special part was written in for her...
e.g. Just about anything could happen and we'll be there to catch it oncamera when it does.
If you do something or if something happensoff camera, you do it or it happens when not being filmed.
e.g. They were anything but friendly off-camera, refusing even to take the same lift.
e.g. ...off-camera interviews.
If a trial is heldin camera, the public and the press are not allowed to attend.
e.g. This morning's appeal was held incamera...
e.g. They were sentenced by a military tribunal sitting incamera.
1. in camera : 秘密地；
2. on camera : 在摄制中, 在电视摄像机前；
He took out hiscamera and started taking photos．
Police could also use the technology to help them find criminal suspects by lip-reading recordings from videocameras.
There are several electroniccameras around the bus.
The thought of holding a fixed grin as thecamera performed its magical duties was too much to contemplate.
The introduction of the Box Brownie and other portablecameras meant that, though slow by today's digital standards, the exposure was almost instantaneous.
Their tension before thecamera.
1. The cinema is a very truthful medium because thecamera doesn't let you get away with anything.
2. The case involved official secrets, so it was held incamera.