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    Camera

    Hi,
    I know that "camera" can mean an object which can take still pictures(photo) but it can also mean an object which can take moving pictures(video). If I want to say it more specifically and more clearly from one another, then what should I call them, are they "photo camera" and "video camera"?
    Also, is the following sentence correct?
    A: What Do you Got for your lunch?
    B: I got pizza for my lunch.
    Is it correct to say What "Do" you "Got" ...
    Thanks.

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    Re: Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by polygon View Post
    Hi,
    I know that "camera" can mean an object which can take still pictures(photo) but it can also mean an object which can take moving pictures(video). If I want to say it more specifically and more clearly from one another, then what should I call them, are they "photo camera" and "video camera"?
    We usually use very specific language when referring to cameras: "a 35mm camera," "a digital camera," "a camcorder," or a "camera phone."

    Also, is the following sentence correct?
    A: What Do you Got for your lunch?
    B: I got pizza for my lunch.
    Is it correct to say What "Do" you "Got" ...
    Thanks.
    What did you get for lunch?
    I got pizza for lunch.

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    Re: Camera

    Thanks for your reply!
    But I still want to know whether "photo camera" and "video camera" are correct or not.
    For the next question, let me rephrase it.
    The conversation happens in the morning.
    A: What do you got for your lunch in this afternoon?
    B: I got pizza for my lunch in this afternoon.
    Sometimes I heard people use "got" to mean "have" in the sentence and they use "got" as if it is a verb in present tense. So is it correct to say "What do you got ..."

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    Re: Camera

    These days, most digital cameras can take still or moving pictures. If you said "camera" I would actually think you meant both.

    In the old days (say, five years ago), if you said "camera" my first thought would be "still camera" for taking photographs, not moving pictures.

    "Camcorder" as suggested above was for video.

    The usage you overheard makes me shudder.
    What did you bring for lunch today?
    I have leftover pizza.

    What do you have for your lunch today?
    I have a turkey sandwhich.

    I would use "got" only if I went out and GOT something. I know there are American and British usage difference with have, got, and have got, but I can never remember what they are.

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