camcorder / video camera

Discussion in 'English Only' started by wanabee, May 4, 2013.

  1. wanabee Senior Member

    Dear all,

    Do you call the portable device either a camcorder or a video camera which records both moving image and sound?
    Are there any differences between the two word, for instance, saying a camcorder is a bit dated?

    I would appreciate any comments.
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    Wikipedia: Camcorder:
    A camcorder (formally a video camera recorder) is an electronic device that combines a video camera and a video recorder into one unit; typically for out-of-studio consumer video recording. Equipment manufacturers do not seem to have strict guidelines for the term usage; for instance marketing materials may present the device by its colloquial term camcorder, while full name on the package and manual is often video camera recorder.

    The majority of devices that are capable of recording video are camera phones and digital cameras primarily intended for still pictures, but the term "camcorder" is often restricted to mean a portable, self-contained device having video capture and recording as its primary function.
  3. wanabee Senior Member

    Thank you very much, Copyright!

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