Camcorders / Video Cameras
What is a camcorder?
Camcorders are electronic devices that combine a video camera with a video recorder, so more accurately they are called video camera recorders. However, the term camcorder has been used to describe self-contained, portable... (show more)
What is a camcorder?
Camcorders are electronic devices that combine a video camera with a video recorder, so more accurately they are called video camera recorders. However, the term camcorder has been used to describe self-contained, portable devices that have the primary function of capturing and recording video and thus also tend to have more advanced functions than other video recording devices. This differentiates them from the many other video camera devices also capable of capturing and recording video such as still digital cameras and mobile phones.
How do digital camcorders work?
Generally speaking digital camcorders record images in a manner similar to digital cameras. Light is collected from a subject and focused on a photosensitive substance inside the digital camcorder, leading to the capture of a series of images. A light-sensitive imaging sensor (or multiple sensors) converts the light into electric signals, and these signals are then internally converted into video data. The camcorder captures both video and audio simultaneously. After this the camcorder stores all this data on whatever storage device it utilizes.
What do I need to consider in buying a digital camcorder?
We urge you to read this article on what you need to consider when buying a digital camcorder. It provides a detailed description of factors such as:
- Interchangeable lens Camcorders versus Compact Camcorders
- Camcorder Lens Quality
- Camcorder lens size
- Camcorders with built-in projectors
- Camcorder image resolution
- Camcorder Sensors
- Flip-out LCD monitors
- Electronic Image Stabilization and Optical Image Stabilization
- Camcorder Full-Auto Switch
- Camcorder Autofocus
- Camcorder optical zoom and Camcorder digital zoom
- Camcorder 3D Capability
- Camcorder Viewfinder
- Camcorder Wi-Fi
- Camcorder brands
- Low light shooting and camcorder light sensitivity
- Camcorder Audio quality & camcorder microphones.
- Camcorder Recording Format
- Camcorder Digital Video Formats
- MiniDV / HDV format Video Tapes
- Camcorder Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
- Non Removable Camcorder Flash Memory Chips
- Removable Camcorder Flash Memory Storage
- Camcorder MicroSD Cards
- Camcorder CompactFlash (CF) cards
- Camcorder Memory sticks
- Camcorder Time Code
- Camcorder IEEE 1394 interface
- Capturing still images with Camcorder
- Camcorder Battery Life
- Camcorder Accessory Shoes
Feel free to contact us here at Cameraverse if you would like some advice on which camcorder will best suite your needs!