a simple, boxlike camera, without bellows, sometimes allowing for adjustment of lens opening but usually not of shutter speed.
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How to use box camera in a sentence
We had met in times before the advent of the telescopic lens, and he used a box camera, tuned to a fiftieth of a second.Golden Lads | Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
Hans was loaded down with a fishing rod, a shotgun, a big box camera, and a bundle done up in a steamer robe.The Rover Boys Down East | Arthur M. Winfield
My brother Robert and I each had a box camera we received—no, we had the box camera before that.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Robert Boyle seems to have been the first to construct a box camera with lens for viewing landscapes.
As with a box camera the extension is a fixture, the size of stop to be used is a fixture also.Wireless Transmission of Photographs | Marcus J. Martin
British Dictionary definitions for box camera
a simple box-shaped camera having an elementary lens, shutter, and viewfinder
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