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still camera

A film-based device or digital device that takes one picture at a time. The term is generally used to contrast this type of camera with a video camera (camcorder). However, still cameras may also provide moving picture (video) capability, and video cameras may include a still camera function. See digital camera, film camera and video camera.
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The NuCORE chip set lets designers build a hybrid camera -- a single consumer device that can be used as a high-quality still camera and a high-quality video camera.
In other words, it may be used as a digital still camera or Web cam to broadcast over the Internet via its USB connection.
However, the ability that truly sets the GR-DVM70 apart from the rest and contributes to the name "Digital DualCam" is its built-in Digital Still Camera facility - or namely the HG Pro-Snapshot function and MultiMedia Card (MMC) compatibility.