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Camcorders 101

Here you'll find everything a beginner needs to know about camcorders, including the difference between analog and digital models, recording media formats, resolutions and a glossary of camcorder terms.

2012 Camcorder Tech Trends
A look at some of the hot tech trends in camcorders this year.

Guide to Camcorder Video File Formats
This article explains the various camcorder file formats and the pros and cons of each.

Guide to Camcorder Lenses
Everything you need to know about camcorder lenses.

Guide to Camcorder Features
An overview of the various features you'll find in a digital camcorder.

Guide to Wireless Camcorders
A detailed look at wireless camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Guide to Camcorder Exposure
One of the most widespread features on a digital camcorder is the ability to adjust exposure. Here's how exposure settings work and how to use them.

The Top Camcorder Trends of 2011
The top camcorder trends for 2011 revealed.

Guide to Relay Recording
An explanation of relay recording in a digital camcorder: what it is and why it's useful.

Guide to Mini Camcorders
What you need to know about mini camcorders.

Guide to Touch Screen Camcorders
What you need to know about touch screen camcorders.

Guide to Flash Camcorders
What you need to know about camcorders that record to flash memory.

Guide to Camcorder Frame Rates
An explanation of what a frame rate is and what it means for a camcorder.

Beginner's Guide to Pocket Camcorders
A number of video cameras have hit the market that call themselves "pocket camcorders." This article explains the differences between a pocket camcorder and a traditional model, as well as the benefits and drawbacks to pocket camcorders.

Guide to CCD & CMOS Camcorder Image Sensors
Learn the difference between a CMOS and CCD image sensors and how a camcorder image sensor impacts video quality.

Understanding Optical & Digital Image Stabilization
Learn the difference between optical and digital image stabilization on a camcorder.

Do you still need a camcorder if you own a digital camera?
Digital cameras take video, so do you really need a camcorder?

AVCHD: Understanding the AVCHD Camcorder Format
AVCHD is a camcorder video format used in high definition digital camcorders. Learn all about the AVCHD camcorder format.

Digital Camcorder Memory Formats: Guide to Digital Camcorder Memory Formats
Digital camcorder memory formats go a long way toward determining a camcorder's size, weight, functionality and ease-of-use. This guide will explain the pros and cons of each digital camcorder memory format.

Camcorders vs. Cameras: Both Take Video, Which Do You Need?
While digital cameras have made gains in the video department, they're still no match for a dedicated camcorder when it comes to recording life's memories in motion.

Camcorders for Beginners
If you're new to camcorders then chances are you have a few questions. Here are some answers to some common camcorder questions to get you started.

Beginner's Guide to HD Camcorders
High-definition camcorders are becoming more and more popular, and more and more affordable for everyday consumers. If you're interested in buying a HD camcorder here are some basics to get you started.

A Guide to GPS Camcorders
A description of how internal GPS receivers are used in digital camcorders.

A Beginner's Guide to Bit Rates
An explanation of what camcorder bit rates are and how they impact video quality.

Understanding Face Detection
An explanation of face detection in a camcorder.

Guide to HD Digital SLRs
A guide to digital SLR cameras that record high definition video.

Guide to Wi-Fi Camcorders
A look at the benefits and drawbacks of Wi-Fi camcorders.

Guide to Bluetooth Camcorders
A guide to Bluetooth camcorders.

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