candid camera

candid camera
a miniature camera with a fast lens
Hypernyms: ↑camera, ↑photographic camera

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1. : a usually small camera equipped with a fast lens and used for taking informal photographs of unposed subjects often without their knowledge
2. : a miniature camera

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a small, handy camera, esp. one having a fast lens for informal pictures.

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candid camera noun
1. A camera used for taking unposed photographs or films of people (usu without their knowledge) engaged in the normal activities of their daily life
2. This style of photography
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Main Entry:candid

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candid camera,
1. a small camera with a fast lens for photographing persons unposed, and often unaware that their picture is being taken.
2. any very small camera.

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Candid Camera [Candid Camera]
a television programme that was popular in Britain and the US in the 1950s and 1960s. It showed members of the public who had been secretly filmed in funny or embarrassing situations. At the end of each section the person being filmed was told, ‘Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!’.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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