Understand What Camcorder Options Are Out There
There are literally thousands of different camcorders on the market today. Before you can decide what camcorder your want to buy you need to first understand what camcorder options are available.
Do you want an analog camcorder or a digital one? An analog VHS-C camcorder can give you the flexibility of playing your tape back in your VCR. A digital mini-DVD camcorder can give you the same ability, but with a higher resolution and the option to edit your video on your computer.
Read Finding the Right Camcorder For You to help narrow down your search for the perfect camcorder.
Understand Camcorder Vocabulary
Camcorders have a language of their own. Read through the Camcorder Glossary to make sure you understand some of the terms that will be used in camcorder reviews and on camcorder packaging.
Read Camcorder Reviews
Check out Camcorder Recommendations for some of the best camcorders on the market. If you dont find what you need there, look in the Camcorder Reviews section for reviews of individual camcorder models.
If you think you might want to take photographs with your camcorder as well as shoot video, then you should read Taking Digital Photographs With Your Camcorder to understand how digital cameras in camcorders work.
Go Camcorder Shopping
Check out the prices of camcorders at several different stores before you make a purchase. Read Questions To Ask At The Store for questions you should ask the electronics store before you leave with your purchase.
Not everything you need to operate your camcorder is going to come included in the box. Read Must-Have Camcorder Accessories for the accessories you should purchase along with your camcorder.