candid camera

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candid camera

A small, easily operated camera with a fast lens for taking unposed or informal photographs.
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candid camera

a. a small camera that may be used to take informal photographs of people, usually without their knowledge
b. (as modifier): a candid-camera photograph.
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can′did cam′era

a small, handy camera, esp. one having a fast lens for informal pictures.
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Noun1.candid camera - a miniature camera with a fast lens
camera, photographic camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
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skrytá kamera
skjult kamera
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(ˈkӕndid) adjective
saying just what one thinks, without hiding anything. Do you like my hairstyle? Be candid.
ˈcandidly adverb
ˈcandour (-də) noun
ˈcandidness noun
candid camera noun
the use of a hidden video camera to show people while they are being tricked as a joke.
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Funt started "Candid Microphone" following the New York City native's World War II service in the U.S.
In 1948 Candid Microphone was born and five years later it moved to TV as Candid Camera.
Two years of Candid Microphone on Radio Luxembourg led to TV.