from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lightweight, handheld video camera, especially one that records data in digital form onto a storage device such as a videotape, DVD, or hard disk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a portable electronic device for recording images and audio on to a storage device, hence functioning as a camera and a recorder in a single unit

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a portable television camera and videocassette recorder


cam(era) + (re)corder.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of camera and recorder (Wiktionary)



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