Cam"e*ra (?), n.; pl. E.
Cameras (#), L. Camerae (#).
[L. vault, arch, LL., chamber. See Chamber.] A
chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The
camera obscura when used in photography. See
Camera, and Camera obscura.
Bellows camera. See under
Bellows. -- In camera (Law),
in a judge's chamber, that is, privately; as, a judge hears
testimony which is not fit for the open court in
camera. -- Panoramic, or
Pantascopic, camera, a
photographic camera in which the lens and sensitized plate
revolve so as to expose adjacent parts of the plate successively
to the light, which reaches it through a narrow vertical slit; --
used in photographing broad landscapes. Abney.