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compact camera

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Definition of compact camera in English:

noun

A small, simple 35 mm camera with automatic focusing and exposure.
Example sentences
  • The first and out of hours prize winners receive digital cameras and the Under 16 winner receives a compact camera.
  • Announced in February 2004 (alongside an otherwise identical 4MP camera, the Coolpix 4200), the Coolpix 5200 represents the latest in a long line of ever-smaller Nikon compact cameras that stretches all the way back to the late 1990's.
  • His hands slipped into his pocket and brought out a tiny Sony Nanocam miniature digital camera, the newest in compact cameras.

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