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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.
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).
Learn About the Different Camcorder Video File...
This article explains the various camcorder file formats and the pros and cons of each.
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.
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.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi Camcorders?
A look at the benefits and drawbacks of Wi-Fi camcorders.
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.
What to Consider Before Buying Your New Digital...
What you need to know before purchasing a digital camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V10 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
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.
Understanding the Different Camcorder Image...
Learn the difference between a CMOS and CCD image sensors and how a camcorder image sensor impacts video quality.
Our Guide to Flash Camcorders
What you need to know about camcorders that record to flash memory.
Guide to Camcorder Features
An overview of the various features you'll find in a digital camcorder.
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.
5 Best Camcorders for Shoppers on a Budget
A list of the best camcorders to buy if you're on a tight budget.
Guide to Bluetooth Camcorders
A guide to Bluetooth camcorders.
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.
Pocket Camcorders vs. Smartphones: Which Is Best?
What takes better video: a pocket camcorder or a smartphone? We compare the two.
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.
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 Web Friendly Video
The best camcorders for shooting Web video.
Canon 5D Mark II Video Camera Review
A review of Canon's 5D Mark II digital SLR video functions.
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM30 high definition camcorder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
What You Need to Know About Camcorder Lenses
Everything you need to know about camcorder lenses.
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.
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.
Beginner's Guide to Pocket Camcorders
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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.
Camcorder Review: Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V Review
A review of Sony's HDR-XR520V Handycam camcorder with GPS.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX550 Review
A hands-on review of Sony's HDR-CX550 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Mini Camcorders
What you need to know about mini camcorders.
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.
Guide to Relay Recording
An explanation of relay recording in a digital camcorder: what it is and why it's useful.
Guide to Waterproof Camcorders
What you need to know about waterproof 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.
Panasonic HC-V100 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
JVC Camcorders
A model-by-model overview of JVC camcorders, including their line of Everio and Picsio models.
The 4 Best Pocket Camcorders
We can't capture memories if you leave the camcorder at home. Here are the best pocket camcorders around.
Where to Buy a Digital Camcorder
Where should you go to purchase a digital camcorder? This article runs down your camcorder shopping options.
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.
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.
Guide to Web Friendly Camcorders
A look at the camcorder features you want to create Web friendly video.
Must-Have Camcorder Accessories
Find out which camcorder accessories are key to protecting and enhancing your camcorder experience.
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.
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.
Panasonic HDC-TM90 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the HDC-TM90 camcorder from Panasonic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 pocket camcorder.
Waterproof Camcorder Roundup
A round-up of the latest waterproof camcorders on the market.
Sony HDR-CX100 Camcorder Review
A review of Sony's HDR-CX100, a high definition camcorder that records to 8GB of internal flash memory.
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.
Toshiba Camileo X100 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo X100 camcorder.
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.
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.
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.
Panasonic SDR-SW21 Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's waterproof camcorder, the SDR-SW21.
Guide to 3D Camcorders
What you need to know about 3D camcorders.
Top Camcorder Trends
A look at the top trends shaping camcorders today.
Guide to HD Digital SLRs
A guide to digital SLR cameras that record high definition video.
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.
Canon Vixia HF S200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S200 camcorder.
Understanding Camcorder Face Detection
An explanation of face detection in a camcorder.
GE DV1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of GE's DV1 waterproof pocket camcorder.
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.
Guide to Helmet Cams
Everything you need to know about helmet cams and sports video cameras.
JVC Everio GZ-X900 Camcorder Review
A review of JVC's Everio GZ-X900 high definition camcorder.
Kodak Zx1 Pocket Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Kodak Zx1 pocket video camera.
Sony Handycam HDR TG5 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Sony's HDR-TG5V camcorder. This HD camcorder records to flash memory and features a built-in GPS receiver, touch-screen LCD, 10x optical zoom and a titanium housing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canon Vixia HF R20 Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF R20 high definition camcorder.
Videographer Business Cards
Business cards are one of the most important purchases you will ever make for your videography business. Learn why videography business cards are so important for your videography business.
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.
Analog Camcorder Basics
What makes a camcorder analog? Find out what makes a camcorder analog and what the main differences are between different analog camcorder formats.
Panasonic HDC-TM700 Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-TM700 digital camcorder.
Guide to Touch Screen Camcorders
What you need to know about touch screen camcorders.
Samsung HMX-Q10 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's HMX-Q10 high definition camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V100M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Panasonic HDC-TM41H Overview
An overview of the Panasonic HDC-TM41H high definition camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF G10 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia Hf G10 camcorder.
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?
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.
Digital Foci Picture Porter Review
A hands-on review of Digital Foci's Picture Porter 35 portable storage unit.
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.
Guide to Camcorder Software
A guide to the software that's included with your camcorder.
Kodak Playsport Zx5 Review
A hands-on review of Kodak's Playsport Zx5 waterproof pocket camcorder.
Toshiba Camileo S30 Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 high definition camcorder.
Pure Digital Flip UltraHD Camcorder Review
A review of Pure Digital's Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM690 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM690 high definition camcorder.
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.
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.
Panasonic HC-X900M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-X900M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
Samsung SMX-C20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's SMX-C20 digital camcorder.
Panasonic AG-HSC1U 3-CCD AVCHD High-Definition...
The Panasonic AG-HSC1U is the worlds first 3-CCD AVCHD high-definition camcorder. The AG-HSC1U is a compact professional quality camcorder weighing only 1.1 pounds and recording onto SDHC memory cards that can be transferred to an included 40GB hard drive.
Pocket Camcorder Shooting Tips
An overview of some tips for shooting with a pocket camcorder, like the Flip.
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.
Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 camcorder.
Must-Have Pocket Camcorder Accessories
A look at the accessories you need if you own a pocket camcorder.
Flip MinoHD Second Generation Review
A hands-on review of the Flip MinoHD 2 Hour pocket camcorder.
uCorder Wearable Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the uCorder IRDC250 wearable camcorder.
Sony Bloggie 3D Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Sony's Bloggie 3D camcorder.
Sony Handycam CX700V Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Sony Handycam CX700V HD camcorder.
Top Camcorders For Mother's Day
The best camcorders to buy for mom on Mother's Day
Canon Vixia HF R20 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R20 HD camcorder.
Canon HF S30 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S30 camcorder.
Camcorders for Father's Day
What camcorder to buy dad for Father's Day.
JVC Everio GZ-HM300 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM300 high definition camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM320 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM320 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.
Panasonic Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-HS60 HD 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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM960 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM960 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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM650 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM650 high definition camcorder.
Manfrotto Modo Camcorder Tripod Review
The Manfrotto Modo tripod is Bogen Imaging’s “take-along-anywhere” tripod. The tripod is designed for use with both video and still photography and is small enough to take along with you where ever your travels may take you. I had the opportunity to try the tripod out for a few weeks and was really impressed with how well the tripod (which weighs in around 2 pounds) worked for my professional and personal needs.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM550 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM340 high definition camcorder.
Pure Digital Flip SlideHD Review
A hands-on review of the Pure Digital Flip Slide camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM670 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM670 high definition camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF R200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R200 HD camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M40 HD camcorder.
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-HD500 Overview
A first impressions review of JVC's Everio GZ-HD500 high definition camcorder.

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