candid camera

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candid camera

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

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.

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)
كاميرا خَفِيَّه
skrytá kamera
skjult kamera
rejtett kamera
gizli kamera


(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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Candid Camera began back in America in 1947 as Candid Microphone with the British TV version starting in 1960 with Bob Monkhouse, Jonathan Routh and Arthur Atkins using hidden cameras to play pranks on the unsuspecting public.
30pm) | IN 1947, Alan Funt launched Candid Microphone, a radio series which developed into Candid Camera.
CAMERA trickery might seem to be a relatively modern phenomenon, but its roots can be traced back more than 60 years to the launch of radio series Candid Microphone in 1947.