This Year’s Best Camcorders


What this is guide about?

Getting a Camcorder

So you want to record videos, huh? Well, welcome to the wonderful and exciting world of camcorders. It is quite tricky to buy a camcorder, so good luck! This guide should help you with your decision.  When you’re going out shopping on boxing day or boxing week, print this out as a guide to help you with your camcorder-buying needs :).  These are some cameras that stood out to me!

Which One Should I Pick?

Well, it really depends on how you would use the camcorder. If you really want something easy to use and simple, then get a DVD camcorder. All you have to do with a DVD camcorder is shoot, and then it records it directly onto a DVD. Then just pop the DVD into your DVD player and then, ‘voila’, you’re watching your video that you just recorded! If you’re getting a Hard Drive camcorder, then the camera will probably record videos in higher quality, and maybe have some editing and macro features built into the camera. This might be better if you’re more of an enthusiast for cameras, because it really gives you more to work with.  I’m merely here to help you decide what you want.

The Cameras:

Panasonic SDR-H200

This camera boasts a 30 gb internal hard drive, and built in editing features and macro features that you would typically find in a camera that costs over $1000.  Reviews for this camera were excellent, and said that the camera was easy to work 
with, and I would agree with this :).

Average Pricetag: Around $600 – $800

Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 Flash Camcorder

This is a funny small little camera that stood out to me with the fact that it is waterproof. I’ve always liked the idea of recording underwater. This camera records on SD/SDHC cards, and you can fit 10 hours of full motion video or 4000 6-megapixel still images on an 8 gb SDHC card. As camcorders use SD and other memory cards more and tape and hard drives / DVDs less, then we will definitely see a size difference in the machinery we are working with. You can certainly notice that difference with this camera. If you don’t want to spend too much money on What Makes a Quality Backlink?, Then remember, you can fit up around one hour of video on a standard 1 gb SD card that you would use in a standard digital camera.

Average Pricetag: Around $400 – $600

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD Mini DVD408

The Website Says:
Record high-quality images and video directly to DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R Dual Layer media formats with the DCR-DVD408 DVD Handycam camcorder. The dual recording feature allows you to capture 2.3 megapixel still images while recording video in 5.1 channel surround sound. Additionally, it can shoot up to 4.0 megapixel photos when it’s not recording video. Smooth slow recording lets you slow down fast-paced action and display it at a slower frame rate. It comes equipped with a CMOS Sensor and powerful 10x optical/80x digital zoom. And with the 2.7″ Wide Hybrid Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen, you can view everything you’ve captured in stunning detail.

This camera is an excellent alternative to the flash memory camcorder that we saw earlier, because, as the website said, it takes hich quality 4.0 mp photos, and records video with stunning quality and pristine 5.1 channel surround sound.  A wonderful, simple camera that is just right for just about anyone, and is so easy to use, most kids will be able to use it!

Average Pricetag: Around $450 – $700

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    My son wants to get a camcorder for making YouTube videos. Should it record using internal storage, DVD or 8mm tape? ..

  • http://www.mydailytech.com Connor McBrine-Ellis

    Keep in mind that this post here is quite old, and camcorder technology has changed a lot!

    If your son wants to make YouTube videos you should definitely check out one of the cameras in the Flip line of camcorders. They are really easy to use and they plug directly into your computer.
    http://www.theflip.com/en-ca/

  • http://www.mydailytech.com Connor McBrine-Ellis

    Keep in mind that this post here is quite old, and camcorder technology has changed a lot!

    If your son wants to make YouTube videos you should definitely check out one of the cameras in the Flip line of camcorders. They are really easy to use and they plug directly into your computer.
    http://www.theflip.com/en-ca/