Camera vs Microphone - What's the difference?

camera | microphone |

As nouns the difference between camera and microphone

is that camera is camera while microphone is microphone.



(wikipedia camera)


  • A device for taking still or moving pictures or s.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders
  • , title= Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail. It’s therefore not surprising that most cameras mimic this arrangement.}}
  • (video games) The game or simulation.
  • * 2003 , Tom Meigs, Ultimate game design: building game worlds
  • If you're building a third-person game with enclosed or tight spaces, try to figure out up front what camera problems you will likely encounter. Use this identification process to influence the early building process.
  • * 2006 , Patrick O'Luanaigh, Game Design Complete
  • I'm talking about the way the camera flies up above the skater when you leap into the air. No one had done it before.

    Derived terms

    * cameraman * ! * on camera * off camera * cine camera or * digital camera * movie camera * pinhole camera * video camera



    (en noun)
  • A device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into an amplifier and either recorded or broadcast.
  • * 1965 : Charles McDowell, Campaign Fever: The National Folk Festival, from New Hampshire to November, 1964 , page 11 (Morrow)
  • Behind the tangled garden of microphones that had sprouted on the lectern, Goldwater spoke softly and casually about his family.
  • * 1967 : Roderick MacLeish, The Sun Stood Still , page 41 (Atheneum)
  • Above them, speaking over a steel garden of microphones , the agitator sweated and scowled out into the darkening street.
  • * 2002 : Laura Lippman, In a Strange City , page 71 (HarperCollins; ISBN 0380810239, 9780380810239)
  • […] between the huge Depression-era horses on the plaza opposite City Hall — and Rainer was completely focused on them as they moved toward the podium and the little garden of microphones that had sprouted there. The Hilliards walked stiffly, as if they had been in a car accident.
  • * 2005 : Tom Stanton, Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America , page 177 (HarperCollins; ISBN 0060722908, 9780060722906)
  • Aaron perched himself on a wooden folding chair behind a garden of microphones and beamed as he answered questions. Sure, he was disappointed.
  • * 2006 : Tim Miller and Glen Johnson, 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels , page 109] ([ University of Wisconsin Press; ISBN 9780299216900, 9780299216948)
  • Walking back down the marble stairs, which now felt more like I was leaving Principal Lambas’s office than the Forum in Rome, Holly, Karen, and I made our way to a garden of microphones for the press conference. I was dreading having to say something.
  • * 2009 : Caroline B. Cooney, If the Witness Lied , page 53 (Random House Children’s Books; ISBN 0385734484, 9780385734486)
  • […] garden of microphones , which stuck up like metal flowers in her face.

    Usage notes

    * The collective noun for several microphones (such as can be observed at a press conference) is (term).


    * (transducer of sound waves to electricity) mic, mike


  • To put one or more on or in.
  • Synonyms

    * mike, mike up, bug (if covert), wire up


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