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Camcorders: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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).
Camcorders vs. Cameras: Both Take Video, Which...
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.
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.
Guide to Camcorder Video File Formats
This article explains the various camcorder file formats and the pros and cons of each.
A Beginner's Guide to Camcorder Bit Rates
An explanation of what camcorder bit rates are and how they impact video quality.
HD Camcorders: 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 Optical & Digital Image...
Learn the difference between optical and digital image stabilization on a camcorder.
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.
Best Budget Camcorders
A list of the best camcorders to buy if you're on a tight budget.
Guide to Wi-Fi Camcorders
A look at the benefits and drawbacks of Wi-Fi camcorders.
What to Consider When Buying a Digital Camcorder
What you need to know before purchasing a digital camcorder.
Guide to Camcorder Frame Rates
An explanation of what a frame rate is and what it means for a camcorder.
Best HD Camcorders
We tested many camcorders to see which deserve your hard-earned money. We present the best HD camcorders on the market.
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.
Guide to SDXC Memory Cards
What you need to know about SDXC flash memory cards used in camcorders and digital cameras.
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.
How to Archive 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.
Guide to Flash Camcorders
What you need to know about camcorders that record to flash memory.
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.
Best Camcorders for Web Friendly Video
The best camcorders for shooting Web video.
Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V10 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX550 Review
A hands-on review of Sony's HDR-CX550 high definition camcorder.
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.
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.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM30 high definition camcorder.
Guide to Wireless Camcorders
A detailed look at wireless camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Pocket Camcorders vs. Smartphones
What takes better video: a pocket camcorder or a smartphone? We compare the two.
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.
Guide to Camcorder Features
An overview of the various features you'll find in a digital camcorder.
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.
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 Lenses
Everything you need to know about camcorder lenses.
Panasonic HC-V100 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four Things Every Camcorder Owner Should Do...
From sharing to creating, these are a few things you should do with your camcorder video.
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.
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.
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 R20 Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF R20 high definition camcorder.
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 Waterproof Camcorders
What you need to know about waterproof camcorders.
Best Pocket Camcorders
We can't capture memories if you leave the camcorder at home. Here are the best pocket camcorders around.
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.
Vivitar DVR 690HD Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Vivitar DVR 690HD waterproof camcorder.
Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 pocket camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V500 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
Beginner's Guide to Pocket Camcorders
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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.
Guide to Web Friendly Camcorders
A look at the camcorder features you want to create Web friendly video.
GPS Camcorders: A Guide to GPS Camcorders
A description of how internal GPS receivers are used in digital camcorders.
Kodak Playsport Zx5 Review
A hands-on review of Kodak's Playsport Zx5 waterproof pocket camcorder.
Guide to Camcorder Tripods
What you need to know before buying a tripod for your camcorder.
Where to Buy a Digital Camcorder
Where should you go to purchase a digital camcorder? This article runs down your camcorder shopping options.
Guide to 3D Camcorders
What you need to know about 3D camcorders.
Camcorder Review: Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V Review
A review of Sony's HDR-XR520V Handycam camcorder with GPS.
Canon 5D Mark II Video Camera Review
A review of Canon's 5D Mark II digital SLR video functions.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM50 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM50 high definition camcorder.
Pure Digital Flip UltraHD Camcorder Review
A review of Pure Digital's Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder.
Must-Have Camcorder Accessories
Find out which camcorder accessories are key to protecting and enhancing your camcorder experience.
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 Touch MHS-TS20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 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.
Sony HDR-CX100 Camcorder Review
A review of Sony's HDR-CX100, a high definition camcorder that records to 8GB of internal flash memory.
Panasonic HC-V100M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Guide to Bluetooth Camcorders
A guide to Bluetooth camcorders.
Toshiba Camileo S30 Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 high definition camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF-R11 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF-R11 high definition camcorder.
Panasonic HDC-TM90 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the HDC-TM90 camcorder from Panasonic.
JVC Everio GZ-HM650 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM650 high definition camcorder.
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.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-HM300 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM300 high definition camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM440 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM440 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.
Samsung HMX-Q10 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's HMX-Q10 high definition 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.
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.
Canon Vixia HF M400 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M400 HD camcorder.
Guide to Relay Recording
An explanation of relay recording in a digital camcorder: what it is and why it's useful.
Canon Vixia HF R200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R200 HD camcorder.
Sony Bloggie 3D Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Sony's Bloggie 3D camcorder.
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.
Panasonic Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-HS60 HD 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.
Sony Handycam Camcorder Lineup
A model-by-model look at Sony's camcorder line.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toshiba Camileo X100 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo X100 camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM450 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM450 high definition camcorder.
Sony DCR-HC26 Digital Camcorder Review
Sonys DCR-HC26 Handycam compact digital camcorder is a great inexpensive MiniDV camcorder that can allow you to film close to professional quality videos.
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.
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.
JVC GZ-HM550 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of the Everio GZ-HM550 camcorder from JVC.
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.
Camcorder Review: Panasonic HDC-TM300K...
A review of Panasonic's HDC-TM300K camcorder featuring high definition video recording to SD/SDHC flash memory cards.
Waterproof Camcorder Roundup
A round-up of the latest waterproof camcorders on the market.
GE DV1 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of GE's DV1 waterproof pocket camcorder.
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 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.
Buying 8mm, Hi8, and Digital 8 Tapes
8mm, Hi8 and Digital 8 tapes all look the same on the shelf but are they?
Canon HV30 HD Camcorder Review
I recently had the opportunity to try out the Canon HV30 Mini-DV camcorder. The camcorder records high-definition video onto a MiniDV tape. The HV30 would be an excellent camcorder choice for an aspiring filmmaker on a budget, or a consumer who want to shoot high quality home videos.
3D Camcorder Roundup
A round-up of 3D camcorders on the market today
Panasonic HC-V500M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Before You Finding the Right Camcorder for You
Finding the right camcorder can be a difficult when you don't know what you're looking for. Here are some descriptions of different types of potential camcorder buyers with some information to help you find the right camcorder for your needs.
HP Camcorder Lineup
A model-by-model overview of HP's camcorders, including links to reviews and the best online prices.
Samsung Camcorders
A model-by-model overview of Samsung's camcorders with links to reviews and best prices on the Web.
Canon Vixia HF R21 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R21 HD 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.
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.
Understanding Camcorder Face Detection
An explanation of face detection in a camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF M41 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M41 high definition camcorder.
Panasonic SDR-SW21 Waterproof Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's waterproof camcorder, the SDR-SW21.
Samsung SMX-C20 Camcorder Review
A hands-on review of Samsung's SMX-C20 digital camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M40 HD camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF S200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S200 camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF G10 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia Hf G10 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.
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.
Guide to Camcorder Software
A guide to the software that's included with your camcorder.
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.
Kodak Mini Video Camera Overview
An overview and first impressions review of the Kodak Mini ultra-compact pocket 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.
Sony DVD Camcorders
Sony's line of DVD camcorders all look the same, but have very different price tags. Find out what differences there are between Sony's different DVD camcorder models.
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.
Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Flip MinoHD Second Generation Review
A hands-on review of the Flip MinoHD 2 Hour pocket 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.
Canon Vixia HF S20 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S20 camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HM670 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM670 high definition camcorder.
Must-Have Pocket Camcorder Accessories
A look at the accessories you need if you own a pocket camcorder.
Panasonic HDC-TM700 Review
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-TM700 digital camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-HD500 Overview
A first impressions review of JVC's Everio GZ-HD500 high definition 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?
Canon HF S30 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S30 camcorder.
Panasonic HC-V700M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
Questions to Ask at the Store Before You Buy a...
What questions should you ask at the electronic store before you purchase a camcorder? Here are a few questions you will want to ask at the store before you leave with your new camcorder.
Guide to Mini Camcorders
What you need to know about mini camcorders.
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.
Canon HV20 - Canon HV20 Preview - Canon HV20 HD...
The Canon HV20 is Canon’s newest HD camcorder release. The HV20 offers several improvements over the HV10 particularly in the way of features for advanced camcorder users. This Canon HV20 camcorder preview will give you a closer look at this HD 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.

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