Definition of Photographic camera
1. Noun. Equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other).
Terms within: Aperture, Camera Lens, Optical Lens, Delayed Action, Diaphragm, Stop, Finder, View Finder, Viewfinder, Hood, Lens Hood, Cartridge, Magazine, Shutter, Sprocket
Specialized synonyms: Box Camera, Box Kodak, Candid Camera, Digital Camera, Flash Camera, Cine-camera, Motion-picture Camera, Movie Camera, Point-and-shoot Camera, Polaroid Camera, Polaroid Land Camera, Portrait Camera, Reflex Camera
Generic synonyms: Photographic Equipment
Lexicographical Neighbors of Photographic Camera
Literary usage of Photographic camera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly (1872)
"He discarded the telescope and employed the ordinary photographic camera. The results were most satisfactory. The eclipsed sun was indeed partially hidden ..."
2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... yet only measuring two inches in length, and now detectives have managed to find a photographic camera so small as to be contained within the limits of ..."
3. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"photographic camera.—In the simplest form of photographic camera a single convergent lens forms a real image of a distant object on the sensitive plate. ..."
4. General Physics: An Elementary Text-book for Colleges by Henry Crew (1919)
"A photographic camera, which is perhaps the simplest and best known of all ... Section of photographic camera. The second step is to cover the lens so that ..."
5. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century by Agnes Mary Clerke (1893)
"The telescope has been supplemented by the spectroscope and the photographic camera. Now this really involves a whole world of change. ..."