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!
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
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 SD cards, 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
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