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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.
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).
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.
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.
Learn About the Different Camcorder Video File...
This article explains the various camcorder file formats and the pros and cons of each.
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.
A Beginner's Guide to Camcorder Bit Rates
An explanation of what camcorder bit rates are and how they impact video quality.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi Camcorders?
A look at the benefits and drawbacks of Wi-Fi camcorders.
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 to Consider Before Buying Your New Digital...
What you need to know before purchasing a digital camcorder.
5 Best Camcorders for Shoppers on a Budget
A list of the best camcorders to buy if you're on a tight budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Frame Rate Should Your Camcorder Have?
An explanation of what a frame rate is and what it means for a camcorder.
5 Best Camcorders for Web Friendly Video
The best camcorders for shooting Web video.
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.
Guide to Wireless Camcorders
A detailed look at wireless camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Our Guide to Flash Camcorders
What you need to know about camcorders that record to flash memory.
Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V10 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Guide to Camcorder Features
An overview of the various features you'll find in a digital camcorder.
Guide to Bluetooth Camcorders
A guide to Bluetooth camcorders.
Camcorder Buying Guide
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.
Top 5 Camcorders Under \\\$400
A great digital camcorder doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Here are the top digital camcorders under $400.
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.
Top 4 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.
Pocket Camcorders vs. Smartphones: Which Is Best?
What takes better video: a pocket camcorder or a smartphone? We compare the two.
Top 3 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.
Canon 5D Mark II Video Camera Review
A review of Canon's 5D Mark II digital SLR video functions.
What You Need to Know About Camcorder Lenses
Everything you need to know about camcorder lenses.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM30 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Web Friendly Camcorders
A look at the camcorder features you want to create Web friendly video.
How do I upload video to my computer?
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.
Panasonic HC-V100 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Top 3 Lavaliere Microphones
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.
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.
Beginner's Guide to Pocket Camcorders
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Top 4 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.
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.
Four Things Every Camcorder Owner Should Do...
From sharing to creating, these are a few things you should do with your camcorder video.
Guide to HD Digital SLRs
A guide to digital SLR cameras that record high definition video.
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.
Top 7 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.
Guide to Waterproof Camcorders
What you need to know about waterproof camcorders.
Where to Buy a Digital Camcorder
Where should you go to purchase a digital camcorder? This article runs down your camcorder shopping options.
Top 4 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.
Top 5 Top Camcorders With Built-In Digital...
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.
Sony Handycam Camcorder Lineup
A model-by-model look at Sony's camcorder line.
Guide to Camcorder Tripods
What you need to know before buying a tripod for your camcorder.
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.
Must-Have Camcorder Accessories
Find out which camcorder accessories are key to protecting and enhancing your camcorder experience.
Top 7 MiniDV Camcorders
MiniDV is the most popular digital camcorder format on the market today. Finding the best MiniDV camcorder for your needs can be a difficult task. These are some of the top MiniDV camcorders on the market.
Canon Vixia HF R20 Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF R20 high definition camcorder.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX550 Review
A hands-on review of Sony's HDR-CX550 high definition camcorder.
Top 3 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.
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.
GPS Camcorders: A Guide to GPS Camcorders
A description of how internal GPS receivers are used in digital camcorders.
Vivitar DVR 690HD Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Vivitar DVR 690HD waterproof camcorder.
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.
The 4 Best Pocket Camcorders
We can't capture memories if you leave the camcorder at home. Here are the best pocket camcorders around.
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.
Guide to Mini Camcorders
What you need to know about mini camcorders.
GE DV1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of GE's DV1 waterproof pocket 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.
Toshiba Camileo X100 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo X100 camcorder.
Panasonic HDC-TM90 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the HDC-TM90 camcorder from Panasonic.
Top Camcorder Trends
A look at the top trends shaping camcorders today.
Panasonic HC-X900M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-X900M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
Panasonic HC-V500 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Video Blogging
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.
Home Video Tips: Making a Holiday Home Movie
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.
Pure Digital Flip UltraHD Camcorder Review
A review of Pure Digital's Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder.
Waterproof Camcorder Roundup
A round-up of the latest waterproof camcorders on the market.
Canon HF S30 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S30 camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM440 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM440 high definition camcorder.
MiniDV Camcorder Reviews
MiniDV is one of the most popular formats for digital camcorders. With up to 530 lines of resolution, MiniDV camcorders are an excellent choice for both professional and consumers. One important part of camcorder shopping is reading camcorder reviews, here are reviews of some of the MiniDV camcorders on the market today.
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.
Panasonic SDR-SW21 Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's waterproof camcorder, the SDR-SW21.
Top 7 Books on Digital Video Production
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.
Guide to Relay Recording
An explanation of relay recording in a digital camcorder: what it is and why it's useful.
Panasonic Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-HS60 HD camcorder.
Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 pocket camcorder.
Camcorders for Father's Day
What camcorder to buy dad for Father's Day.
Canon Vixia HF-R11 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF-R11 high definition camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Must-Have Pocket Camcorder Accessories
A look at the accessories you need if you own a pocket camcorder.
Camcorder Review: Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V Review
A review of Sony's HDR-XR520V Handycam camcorder with GPS.
Understanding Camcorder Face Detection
An explanation of face detection in a camcorder.
Samsung SMX-C20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's SMX-C20 digital camcorder.
DXG 125V Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the DXG 125V HD camcorder. The $100 unit records 720p video, snaps still photos and plays back MP3 music files in a splash proof, bounce-proof design.
New Camcorder User Video Recording Tips
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.
Samsung HMX-Q10 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's HMX-Q10 high definition camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM320 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM320 high definition camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V700M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
JVC Everio GZ-HM450 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM450 high definition camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF M41 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M41 high definition camcorder.
Canon HD Camcorders
A model-by-model overview of Canon's HD camcorder lineup, with reviews, rankings and the best prices on the Web.
Canon Vixia HF S10 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF S10 HD camcorder. The HF S10 features 32GB of internal flash memory and 24Mbps recording.
HP Camcorder Lineup
A model-by-model overview of HP's camcorders, including links to reviews and the best online prices.
Canon Vixia HF R20 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R20 HD camcorder.
Sony Bloggie 3D Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Sony's Bloggie 3D camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF S200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S200 camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HD500 Overview
A first impressions review of JVC's Everio GZ-HD500 high definition 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.
Panasonic HDC-TM41H Overview
An overview of the Panasonic HDC-TM41H high definition camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF M400 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M400 HD camcorder.
Guide to 3D Camcorders
What you need to know about 3D camcorders.
JVC Everio GZ-HM400 Review
A hands-on review of JVC's GZ-HM400 camcorder - a high definition model that records to 32GB of internal flash memory. This high-end model packs a nice array of manual features, plus excellent video quality.
JVC Camcorders
A model-by-model overview of JVC camcorders, including their line of Everio and Picsio models.
Sony Handycam CX700V Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Sony Handycam CX700V HD camcorder.
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.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM650 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM650 high definition camcorder.
Camcorder Top Picks: Top Hard Drive Camcorders
Hard drive camcorders allows users to record much more video than MiniDV or DVD camcorders without switching out tapes of DVDs. There are a variety of different Hard Drive or hard Disk camcorder on the market. Here are some of the best Hard drive camcorders available:
Panasonic HC-V100M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Digital Foci Picture Porter Review
A hands-on review of Digital Foci's Picture Porter 35 portable storage unit.
Panasonic HDC-TM700 Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-TM700 digital camcorder.
Top Camcorders For Mother's Day
The best camcorders to buy for mom on Mother's Day
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM960 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM960 high definition camcorder.
What makes camcorders expensive?
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.
Kodak Playsport Zx5 Review
A hands-on review of Kodak's Playsport Zx5 waterproof pocket camcorder.
Toshiba Camileo S20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S20 high definition camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM670 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM670 high definition camcorder.
Kodak Mini Video Camera Overview
An overview and first impressions review of the Kodak Mini ultra-compact pocket camcorder.
Top 4 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.
Sony Handycam CX560V Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Sony Handycam CX560V HD camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF R200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R200 HD camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM300 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM300 high definition camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM1S Overview
An overview and first impression review of JVC's Everio GZ-HM1S high definition camcorder.
Samsung Camcorders
A model-by-model overview of Samsung's camcorders with links to reviews and best prices on the Web.
Final Cut Pro HD vs. Final Cut Express HD
Final Cut Pro HD and Final Cut Express have a price difference of almost a thousand dollars. Here are the technical differences between the two different video editing programs.
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.
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.
Always Have 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.
Toshiba Camileo S30 Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 high definition camcorder.
Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 camcorder.
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.
Top 4 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.
Flip MinoHD Second Generation Review
A hands-on review of the Flip MinoHD 2 Hour pocket camcorder.
Panasonic HM-TA1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Panasonic HM-TA1 high definition pocket camcorder.
DXG A85V Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the DXG-A85V camcorder.
Guide to Camcorder Software
A guide to the software that's included with your 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.

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