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candid camera

a small, handy camera, especially one having a fast lens for informal pictures.
Origin of candid camera
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He started to take the film from the candid camera, but did not complete the operation.

    The Clock Strikes Thirteen Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for candid camera

candid camera

  1. a small camera that may be used to take informal photographs of people, usually without their knowledge
  2. (as modifier): a candid-camera photograph
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