Meaning of CAMERA in English
/ ˈkæmərə; NAmE / noun
a piece of equipment for taking photographs, moving pictures or television pictures :
Just point the camera and press the button.
Cameras started clicking as soon as she stepped out of the car.
a TV / video camera
a camera crew
- in camera
- on camera
noun mid 19th cent.: from camera obscura , from Latin dark chamber .
in camera. late 17th cent. (denoting a council or legislative chamber in Italy or Spain): from Latin , vault, arched chamber , from Greek kamara object with an arched cover.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005