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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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But, before that, Routh made millions laugh, sometimes painfully at his practical jokes, in which members of the public were innocently drawn into stunts on Candid Camera (1960-67, 6,400 hoaxes), on which they carried out absurd tasks, unaware that they were being filmed, until they were told, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera".
I thought it was Candid Camera or something like that, to be honest with you.
The other great point of contiguity between Kazakhstan and Borat's candid camera America is anti-Semitism.