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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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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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