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What's the Difference Between Cameras and...
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 in motion.
What Memory Card Should You Use in Your Camcorder
Here's what SD/SDHC memory cards are used for in your video camera (sometimes called a camcorder).
Optical vs. Digital Image Stabilization
Learn the difference between optical and digital image stabilization on a camcorder.
What's the AVCHD Camcorder Format?
AVCHD is a camcorder video format used in high definition digital camcorders. Learn all about the AVCHD camcorder format.
A Beginner's Guide to Camcorder Bit Rates
An explanation of what camcorder bit rates are and how they impact video quality.
Learn About the Different Camcorder Video File...
This article explains the various camcorder file formats and the pros and cons of each.
Guide to SDXC Memory Cards
SDXC flash memory cards can be used in an increasing number of digital camcorders and digital cameras. Here's what you need to know about them.
Digital Camcorder Memory Formats: Guide to...
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.
A Beginner's Guide to HD Camcorders
All these technical terms can be confusing. We'll let you know what you need to know without the jargon.
Understanding the Different Camcorder Image...
Learn the difference between a CMOS and CCD image sensors and how a camcorder image sensor impacts video quality.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi Camcorders?
A look at the benefits and drawbacks of Wi-Fi camcorders.
Optical vs. Digital Zoom
A lot of camcorders will make claims of 500x times or even 800x or more zoom. Can you really zoom that far with these camcorders? Learn the important difference between optical and digital zoom.
Guide to Camcorder Audio Recording
What to look for in a camcorder to ensure excellent audio recording. A look at all sorts of camcorder microphones.
5 Best Camcorders for Shoppers on a Budget
A list of the best camcorders to buy if you're on a tight budget.
What to Consider Before Buying Your New Digital...
What you need to know before purchasing a digital camcorder.
What Frame Rate Should Your Camcorder Have?
An explanation of what a frame rate is and what it means for a camcorder.
The Top 6 HD Camcorders
We tested many camcorders to see which deserve your hard-earned money. We present the best HD camcorders on the market.
Best Flash Camcorders
Camcorders that use flash memory to store video are light weight, compact and easy to take anywhere. Here are the best models on the market.
Simple Steps for Archiving Your Camcorder Videos
Camcorder owners will quickly take hours of digital video. Here's how to save and store your camcorder's digital video so that future generations can enjoy it.
Our Guide to Flash Camcorders
What you need to know about camcorders that record to flash memory.
Panasonic HC-V100 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Four Things Every Camcorder Owner Should Do...
From sharing to creating, these are a few things you should do with your camcorder video.
Pocket Camcorders vs. Smartphones: Which Is Best?
What takes better video: a pocket camcorder or a smartphone? We compare the two.
Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V10 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Taking Digital Photos With Your Camcorder
Many camcorders today come with built-in digital cameras that allow camcorder users to take digital photos with their camcorder. before you leave your digital camera at behind there are some things you should know about the photo mode on your digital camcorder.
Where to Buy a Digital Camcorder
Where should you go to purchase a digital camcorder? This article runs down your camcorder shopping options.
Beginner's Guide to Pocket Camcorders
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How Much Zoom You Really Need
Camcorders have both optical zoom and digital zoom. This article briefly explains the difference between the two, and offers a few examples of situations where you might use your camcorders zoom and what amount of zoom you'll need to get the job done.
Understanding Camcorder Face Detection
An explanation of face detection in a camcorder.
Panasonic HC-X900M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-X900M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Pure Digital Flip UltraHD Camcorder Review
A review of Pure Digital's Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder.
5 Best Camcorders for Web Friendly Video
The best camcorders for shooting Web video.
Basic Camcorder Shooting Tips
Shooting your first video on your camcorder can be rather intimidating. Here are some easy camcorder shooting tips that can help you shoot the best camcorder video possible every time.
Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 camcorder.
Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 pocket camcorder.
Top Professional Camcorders
Professional camcorder users such as independent filmmakers and wedding videogrpahers need professional camcorders. A professional quality camcorder will give you higher quality video and the ability to manually control almost every aspect of your picture. Here are some of the top professional camcorders on the market for independent film makers and video professionals.
GPS Camcorders: A Guide to GPS Camcorders
A description of how internal GPS receivers are used in digital camcorders.
How To White Balance Your Camcorder
White balancing your camcorder is an important thing to do before you ever start recording video. Learn in this article how to white balance your camcorder in just a few easy steps.
JVC Picsio GC-FM1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of JVC's Picsio GC-FM1 pocket camcorder. A sleek and stylish model with decent video quality but a cumbersome design.
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM30 high definition camcorder.
Buying A Camcorder: What Do You Need To Look...
Buying a camcorder can be a difficult task. This camcorder buying guide makes it easy to quickly understand the camcorder market so you can find the best camcorder for your needs.
The 4 Best Pocket Camcorders
We can't capture memories if you leave the camcorder at home. Here are the best pocket camcorders around.
Kodak Playsport Camcorder Review
Rain can ruin your camcorder. We review the Kodak Playsport Zx3 camcorder to see if there's a way to record those special moments.
Flip MinoHD Second Generation Review
A hands-on review of the Flip MinoHD 2 Hour pocket camcorder.
What You Need to Know About Camcorder Lenses
Everything you need to know about camcorder lenses.
Guide to Wireless Camcorders
A detailed look at wireless camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Guide to Camcorder Features
An overview of the various features you'll find in a digital camcorder.
Top Camcorder Tripods
A camcorder tripod is an essential accessory every camcorder owner should own. Here are some of the best camcorder tripods on the market for consumer and semi-professional camcorder users.
Sanyo Xacti FH1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Sanyo's FH1 high definition camcorder. The FH1 records 1080p video to SD cards and uses an Apple-friendly video format named iFrame as a recording option.
Top Camcorders Under $400
A great digital camcorder doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Here are the top digital camcorders under $400.
Panasonic HC-V100M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX550 Review
A hands-on review of Sony's HDR-CX550 high definition camcorder.
Toshiba Camileo X100 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo X100 camcorder.
GE DV1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of GE's DV1 waterproof pocket camcorder.
How do I upload video to my computer? - How to...
This is a question I get pretty often from people who have just purchased a digital camcorder and are interested in editing their video but don't know where to start.
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.
Panasonic HC-V500 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Filming Fireworks: Guide to Filming Fireworks...
Filming fireworks displays with your camcorder can be very challenging. Learn how to optimize your camcorder to properly record fireworks.
Eye Fi Explore Video Card Review
A hands-on review of the Eye Fi Explore Video wireless SD card. Pop the Eye Fi card into a camera or camcorder and you've transformed it into a wireless, geo-tagging imaging powerhouse.
JVC GZ-HM550 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Everio GZ-HM550 camcorder from JVC.
Panasonic HC-V500M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Guide to Bluetooth Camcorders
A guide to Bluetooth camcorders.
Guide to Waterproof Camcorders
What you need to know about waterproof camcorders.
Canon Vixia HF R20 Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF R20 high definition camcorder.
How To Conserve Camcorder Battery Power
Having battery power is essential to operating your camcorder. Without a sufficiently charged battery you won't be able to operate your camcorder when you travel or are away from an AC outlet. Here are some tips to make sure you have battery power for your camcorder when you need it.
Panasonic HC-V700M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Panasonic HDC-TM90 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the HDC-TM90 camcorder from Panasonic.
Panasonic SDR-SW21 Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's waterproof camcorder, the SDR-SW21.
What is Video Blogging? The Basics of Video...
Video Blogging or vlogging is gaining a huge following on the internet. Learn about the latest internet craze and how to create a vlog of your own.
Videotape a Wedding: Shooting a Wedding Video
Video taping a wedding doesn't have to be a difficult task. Here are some wedding video tips to shoot a professional wedding video with your camcorder.
Panasonic SDR-H80 Camcorder Review
A review of Panasonic's SDR-H80, a standard definition camcorder with a 70x optical zoom lens and a 60GB hard disk drive.
Camcorder Review: Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V Review
A review of Sony's HDR-XR520V Handycam camcorder with GPS.
Kodak Playsport Zx5 Review
A hands-on review of Kodak's Playsport Zx5 waterproof pocket camcorder.
Panasonic HM-TA1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Panasonic HM-TA1 high definition pocket camcorder.
Panasonic HDC-TM700 Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-TM700 digital camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Top Lavaliere Microphones - Best Camcorder...
Lavaliere microphones are the perfect microphone for consumer camcorders. A lavaliere microphone will clip onto your subjects shirt and is a great microphone for interviews. Here are some of the top lavaliere microphones available for camcorders.
New Camcorder Owner Tips-Recording Video With...
Once you own the new camcorder of your dreams, the next step is learning how to use it. These tips for new camcorder owners are essential tips to help turn new camcorder users into camcorder pros.
Top Camcorders For Kids
If you plan on purchasing a camcorder for your child one important thing to consider is ease of use. While camcorders with tons of features can be great for adults, all the additional features can confuse children and make the camcorder difficult to use. There are quite a few camcorders on the market today that are ideal for children. Here are some of the top camcorders for children twelve and under.
Canon Vixia HF-R11 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF-R11 high definition camcorder.
DXG A85V Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the DXG-A85V camcorder.
Pocket Camcorder Shooting Tips
An overview of some tips for shooting with a pocket camcorder, like the Flip.
Panasonic Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-HS60 HD camcorder.
Coby CAM5000 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Coby CAM5000 - an HD pocket camcorder with a 2-inch LCD and simple user-interface.
Getting the Best Video of Your Children
Some basic tips on how to get the best video of your children.
Top DVD Camcorders
A DVD camcorder can be a great way to record your video. All DVD camcorders record video directly onto a DVD that can be removed from the camcorder and immediatly played in a DVD player. Different DVD camcorder manufacturers offer different features on their DVD camcorder models and different levels of quality. Here are some of the best DVD camcorders on the market today.
Camcorders for Beginners
If you're new to camcorders then chances are you have questions-lots of them. here are some answers to some common basic camcorder questions to help get you started.
Pure Digital Flip SlideHD Review
A hands-on review of the Pure Digital Flip Slide camcorder.
Guide to Relay Recording
An explanation of relay recording in a digital camcorder: what it is and why it's useful.
Kodak PlayTouch Review
A hands-on review of the Kodak PlayTouch pocket camcorder.
Camcorder Top Picks: Top Camcorders With...
Digital cameras have become a standard feature in camcorders today. If you want to print your digital photos, then you need a higher resolution built-in digital camera in your camcorder. Here are some of the highest resolution built-in digital cameras that are built-into camcorders.
Vivitar DVR 690HD Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Vivitar DVR 690HD waterproof camcorder.
Canon 5D Mark II Video Camera Review
A review of Canon's 5D Mark II digital SLR video functions.
Samsung SMX-C20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's SMX-C20 digital camcorder.
Samsung SMX-C14 Camcorder Review
A review of Samsung's SMX C14 camcorder. This standard definition model uses a uniquely angled zoom lens and packs 16GB of internal flash memory.
Guide to HD Digital SLRs
A guide to digital SLR cameras that record high definition video.
Top Books on Digital Video Production - Top...
A good book on digital video can give you some excellent tips on how to use your digital camcorder and help you create excellent videos every time you shoot. There are quite a few books on camcorders and digital video production on the market today. Each book usually gives readers a different look at the subject of video production, and can offer users unique tips for shooting and creating great video projects. Here are some of the best digital video books available.
uCorder Wearable Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the uCorder IRDC250 wearable camcorder.
How to Record High Quality Audio on an HD D-SLR
HD D-SLRs take great video, but they suffer in the audio department. Here's how to fix that.
LCD Screen
Camcorder glossary of terms: what is an LCD screen? LCD screen description.
Kodak Zi8 Camcorder Review
The Kodak Zi8 Camcorder can shoot in 1080p and still fit in your pocket. Kodak is aiming to keep the price low. Let's find out if they cut any corners.
Canon FS200 Camcorder Review
Read a review of Canon's FS200, a lightweight, standard definition camcorder that records to flash memory cards and features a 37x optical zoom lens.
Camcorders for Teenagers
Camcorders can make great gifts for teenagers. Finding the right camcorder to give a teenager as a gift can be a difficult decision to make. Here are some of the top camcorders for teenagers.
Guide to Web Friendly Camcorders
A look at the camcorder features you want to create Web friendly video.
JVC Everio GZ-HM50 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM50 high definition camcorder.
DXG 579V Camcorder Review
A review of the DXG 579V HD camcorder. The $149 unit offers a 2.4 inch LCD, 720p video recording and an included underwater housing.
Buying 8mm, Hi8, and Digital 8 Tapes
8mm, Hi8 and Digital 8 tapes all look the same on the shelf but are they?
Toshiba Camileo S30 Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 high definition camcorder.
Samsung HMX-Q10 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's HMX-Q10 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Camcorder Tripods
What you need to know before buying a tripod for your camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM440 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM440 high definition camcorder.
Top MiniDV Camcorders
MiniDV camcorders still remain one of the top digital camcorder formats on the market. If you're shopping for the perfect MiniDV camcorder here are a few worth a close look.
JVC Camcorder Reviews-JVC Everio-G GZ-MG21...
The JVC Everio-G GZ-MG21 hard drive digital camcorder is JVC’s entry level hard drive digital camcorder. The lightweight hard drive camcorder has a 20GB hard drive making it possible to record up to 20 hours of video at the camcorders lowest video quality settings. The GZ-MG21 may sound great, but the hard drive camcorder isn’t without its problems.
JVC Everio GZ-HM300 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM300 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Touch Screen Camcorders
What you need to know about touch screen camcorders.
Home Video Tips-Making a Holiday Home...
A holiday home movie is a home video you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are some tips for making your holiday home movie one to remember.
DXG A80V Camcorder Review
We review the DXG A80V HD camcorder. It records in 1080p, doesn't weigh a lot and doesn't cost a lot. But how does it perform?
Must-Have Camcorder Accessories
Find out which camcorder accessories are key to protecting and enhancing your camcorder experience.
Digital Foci Picture Porter Review
A hands-on review of Digital Foci's Picture Porter 35 portable storage unit.
Samsung HMX20C HD Camcorder Review
The Samsung HMX20C hard drive camcorder records 1920 x 1080 high definition video to an internal 8GB flash memory drive, or onto a removable SDHC/MMC card. The HD camcorder has a 10x optical and 100x digital zoom, and comes with a dock to transfer video to your computer as well as some basic DVD authoring software.
Waterproof Camcorder Roundup
A round-up of the latest waterproof camcorders on the market.
Top Digital Camcorders by Price Range
Cost is a factor in almost every digital camcorder purchase. There are a variety of excellent camcorder options available at almost every price point. These top camcorder picks are broken down by price, allowing you to find the best camcorder for your needs, that also fits within your budget.
Shooting a Spotlighted Stage
Plan on recording a school play or a band concert? Learn how to get the best quality video from your camcorder.
Analog Camcorder Formats
What makes a camcorder analog? Find out what makes a camcorder analog and what the main differences are between different analog camcorder formats.
What makes camcorders expensive? : What to...
There are a variety of different features that can make a camcorder expensive. Here are some of the most common factors that effect a camcorders price, as well as what you can expect from camcorders at different price points.
Panasonic Camcorder Line Up
A model-by-model overview of Panasonic's camcorder line, with links to reviews and the best prices on the web.
Toshiba Camileo S20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S20 high definition camcorder.
Camcorder Lenses
A new camcorder lens can be a great way to spice up your videos, and help out in situations where you need to get closer to an object or see more in the screen. Here are the main types of lenses available for consumer camcorders.
JVC Everio GZ-HM450 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM450 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Portable Camcorder Storage
If you own a hard drive or flash-memory camcorder, a portable storage device can help you record for longer.
Canon Vixia HF R200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R200 HD camcorder.
Top Digital Camcorders Under $600
Purchasing a high-quality digital camcorder doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. This top digital camcorders under $600 list includes a 3CCD camcorder as well as camcorders that record onto MiniDV, DVD, and even Hard Drive’s, all priced to be affordable camcorder options for consumers.
JVC Everio GZ-HM650 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM650 high definition camcorder.
How To Submit Your Film To Festivals
You've made the perfect movie and now you're ready to send it off to film festivals around the world. Before you head off to the post office read these simple tips to help make sure your film is admitted to all the festivals you apply for.
Kodak Zx1 Pocket Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Kodak Zx1 pocket video camera.
Sony Handycam Camcorder Lineup
A model-by-model look at Sony's camcorder line.
JVC Everio GZ-HD500 Overview
A first impressions review of JVC's Everio GZ-HD500 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Mini Camcorders
What you need to know about mini camcorders.
Samsung-SC-D363-Digital-Camcorder-Review
The Samsung SC-363 digital camcorder can be a good entry level digital camcorder for someone who is new to digital camcorders or for a child who needs something easy to operate. This review of the Samsung SC-363 takes a look at the camcorder and what it has to offer.
Camcorder Recommendations
Shopping for a digital camcorder can be a difficult task. You want to make sure you get the best camcorder possible, but with so many to choose from finding the right one can be pretty difficult. Here are some lists of the best camcorders around to help you with your camcorder shopping.
HP Camcorder Lineup
A model-by-model overview of HP's camcorders, including links to reviews and the best online prices.
Eye Fi Pro X2 Wireless Memory Card Review
A hands-on review of the Eye Fi Pro X2 wireless flash memory card for digital camcorders and cameras.
Samsung Camcorders
A model-by-model overview of Samsung's camcorders with links to reviews and best prices on the Web.
Guide to 3D Camcorders
What you need to know about 3D camcorders.
Canon Vixia HF R20 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R20 HD camcorder.
Camcorder Bags: What To Look For In a Camcorder...
A camcorder bag is one of the most important things you can purchase for your camcorder. Here are some things to look for when you are looking to purchase a bag for your camcorder.
Samsung HMX-H106 Camcorder Review
Read a review of Samsung's HMX-H106 high definition camcorder with a 64GB solid state drive and a 10x optical zoom lens.
Camcorder Top Picks: Top Camcorders Under $1000
A high price tag doesn’t always mean a high-quality digital camcorder. Here are some of the best digital camcorders on the market today under $1000. All of these great digital camcorders have something about them that makes them stand out as an excellent camcorder purchase, and all of the camcorders are available for under $1000.
Sony Handycam CX560V Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Sony Handycam CX560V HD camcorder.
Sony HDR-CX100 Camcorder Review
A review of Sony's HDR-CX100, a high definition camcorder that records to 8GB of internal flash memory.

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