Camcorders are compact devices, combining the video recorder and video camera for handy video recording, or out of the studio video recording. Pixmania brings to you a wide range of camcorders to suit your video recording needs.
Camcorders are portable devices with its video capturing ability as the primary function, perfect for home purposes and to capture best moments at home generally or on special occasions. These days, digital camcorders have become the norm, replacing the conventional tape dwindling function by hard drive, flash memory, and SD card. Camcorders that use a memory card and built-in hard drive are known as hybrid camcorders. The advantages of camcorders are that the video files can be stored on computer and burnt to a DVD. They are compact, require less space and easy to store.
Types of camcorders
There are different categories of camcorders available, ranging from cheap to expensive ones offering low video quality to high video quality, respectively. The cheap, small and easy-to-carry camcorders are not so in the market; however, there are some models available in brands like Samsung. They are easy to carry, economical, shockproof and dustproof. The moderately priced camcorders are conventional camcorders, which are primarily used for capturing videos during occasions such as vacations, birthday parties, school plays, and baby steps. Camcorders in this range have better video quality and a higher zoom range than the smaller versions. The third type is the bigger and better version of its smaller counterparts, offering high video quality, better lenses and sensors, which are available in brands like Sony and Panasonic.
What to look for in a camcorder?
Some of the features to look out for in Camcorders are HD, or high definition. HD is important to record high definition video with few key specifications like a sensor capture frame rate of 30 or 24. Recording format is another feature to look for in the camcorder. MPEG-4 is considered good and is widely used standardized file type for streaming the videos and web upload. Zoom lens helps in magnifying the objects or the subject without moving you closer. Zoom lens must have a maximum aperture of F2 or of lesser value with equal focal length.