An apparatus for taking photographs, generally consisting of a lightproof enclosure having an aperture with a shuttered lens through which the image of an object is focused and recorded on a photosensitive film, plate, or sensor. The part of a television transmitting apparatus that receives the primary image on a light-sensitive cathode-ray tube and transforms it into electrical impulses. Camera obscura. A judge's private chamber. in camera In private. off camera Outside the field of view of a television or movie camera. on camera Within the field of view of a television or movie camera.