SD card camcorders
SD card camcorders use an external memory card for data storage. Pixmania offers a variety of SD card camcorders to suit your storage needs.
SD card camcorders
SD card camcorders are one of the most demanded models in the camcorder market nowadays. Initially memory cards were used as secondary storage in camcorders to store still pictures. However, at present, with advanced technology and increased capacity of memory cards, they have become the primary storage devices that can store long duration high quality videos. The most important advantage of using SD cards as primary storage is that they have replaced the bulky and difficult to carry DVD’s and video tapes. They provide easy transfer of data to any computer system and they can be easily inserted and taken out of the camcorder; so it makes them easy to handle and use.
What models are available today?
There are three types of SD card camcorders available in the market from various brands like Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, and Samsung. The basic ones are the SD (standard definition) camcorders that record videos in 640 × 480 resolution. They do not require high storage capacity; that is why SD cards are used in these camcorders. Then, an advanced version of these models is the HD camcorders, which record in high definition and hence require a large storage capacity. SDHC cards are used with them, which provide storage up to 32 GB. The latest are the 3D camcorders with SD card support which record videos in 3D. Many big companies like Panasonic, JVC, and Toshiba manufacture SD card camcorders in all the segments.
Features to consider while buying a new camcorder
The most important feature to consider while buying an SD card camcorder is it storage capacity. As the memory serves as the primary memory, you need to have a high-capacity SD card. If you are buying a standard definition camcorder, then a 2GB SD card will serve the purpose. However, if you want a latest technology Full HD camcorder, then you must opt for higher storage capacities, depending on your usage. Other features to look out in SD card camcorders are image stabilization, optical zoom, and flash.