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Here's what SD/SDHC memory cards are used for in your video camera (sometimes called a camcorder).
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 is a camcorder video format used in high definition digital camcorders. Learn all about the AVCHD camcorder format.
This article explains the various camcorder file formats and the pros and cons of each.
An explanation of what camcorder bit rates are and how they impact video quality.
All these technical terms can be confusing. We'll let you know what you need to know without the jargon.
Learn the difference between optical and digital image stabilization on a camcorder.
Learn the difference between a CMOS and CCD image sensors and how a camcorder image sensor impacts video quality.
A list of the best camcorders to buy if you're on a tight budget.
A look at the benefits and drawbacks of Wi-Fi camcorders.
What you need to know before purchasing a digital camcorder.
An explanation of what a frame rate is and what it means for a camcorder.
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 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 you need to know about SDXC flash memory cards used in camcorders and digital cameras.
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.
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.
What you need to know about camcorders that record to flash memory.
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.
The best camcorders for shooting Web video.
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V10 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
A hands-on review of Sony's HDR-CX550 high definition camcorder.
What to look for in a camcorder to ensure excellent audio recording. A look at all sorts of camcorder microphones.
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.
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.
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM30 high definition camcorder.
A detailed look at wireless camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
What takes better video: a pocket camcorder or a smartphone? We compare the two.
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.
An overview of the various features you'll find in a digital 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.
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.
Everything you need to know about camcorder lenses.
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From sharing to creating, these are a few things you should do with your camcorder video.
A great digital camcorder doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Here are the top digital camcorders under $400.
Rain can ruin your camcorder. We review the Kodak Playsport Zx3 camcorder to see if there's a way to record those special moments.
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.
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF R20 high definition camcorder.
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.
What you need to know about waterproof camcorders.
We can't capture memories if you leave the camcorder at home. Here are the best pocket camcorders around.
HD D-SLRs take great video, but they suffer in the audio department. Here's how to fix that.
A hands-on review of the Vivitar DVR 690HD waterproof camcorder.
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 pocket camcorder.
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
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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.
A look at the camcorder features you want to create Web friendly video.
A description of how internal GPS receivers are used in digital camcorders.
A hands-on review of Kodak's Playsport Zx5 waterproof pocket camcorder.
What you need to know before buying a tripod for your camcorder.
Where should you go to purchase a digital camcorder? This article runs down your camcorder shopping options.
What you need to know about 3D camcorders.
A review of Sony's HDR-XR520V Handycam camcorder with GPS.
A review of Canon's 5D Mark II digital SLR video functions.
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.
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM50 high definition camcorder.
A review of Pure Digital's Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder.
Find out which camcorder accessories are key to protecting and enhancing your camcorder experience.
A review of Panasonic's SDR-H80, a standard definition camcorder with a 70x optical zoom lens and a 60GB hard disk drive.
A hands-on review of the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 camcorder.
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.
A review of Sony's HDR-CX100, a high definition camcorder that records to 8GB of internal flash memory.
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
A guide to Bluetooth camcorders.
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 high definition camcorder.
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF-R11 high definition camcorder.
A hands-on review of the HDC-TM90 camcorder from Panasonic.
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM650 high definition camcorder.
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.
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.
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM300 high definition camcorder.
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM440 high definition camcorder.
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.
A hands-on review of Samsung's HMX-Q10 high definition camcorder.
A hands-on review of the Canon Vixia HF S10 HD camcorder. The HF S10 features 32GB of internal flash memory and 24Mbps recording.
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.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M400 HD camcorder.
An explanation of relay recording in a digital camcorder: what it is and why it's useful.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R200 HD camcorder.
A hands-on review of Sony's Bloggie 3D camcorder.
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.
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-HS60 HD camcorder.
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.
A model-by-model look at Sony's camcorder line.
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.
The JVC Everio-G GZ-MG21 hard drive digital camcorder is JVCs 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 isnt without its problems.
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.
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.
A hands-on review of the Toshiba Camileo X100 camcorder.
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM450 high definition camcorder.
Sonys DCR-HC26 Handycam compact digital camcorder is a great inexpensive MiniDV camcorder that can allow you to film close to professional quality videos.
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 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.
A hands-on review of the Everio GZ-HM550 camcorder from JVC.
If you own a hard drive or flash-memory camcorder, a portable storage device can help you record for longer.
A review of Panasonic's HDC-TM300K camcorder featuring high definition video recording to SD/SDHC flash memory cards.
A round-up of the latest waterproof camcorders on the market.
A hands-on review of GE's DV1 waterproof pocket camcorder.
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.
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.
8mm, Hi8 and Digital 8 tapes all look the same on the shelf but are they?
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.
A round-up of 3D camcorders on the market today
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
A model-by-model overview of HP's camcorders, including links to reviews and the best online prices.
A model-by-model overview of Samsung's camcorders with links to reviews and best prices on the Web.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R21 HD camcorder.
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.
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.
An explanation of face detection in a camcorder.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M41 high definition camcorder.
A hands-on review of Panasonic's waterproof camcorder, the SDR-SW21.
A hands-on review of Samsung's SMX-C20 digital camcorder.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M40 HD camcorder.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S200 camcorder.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia Hf G10 camcorder.
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.
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.
A guide to the software that's included with your camcorder.
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.
An overview and first impressions review of the Kodak Mini ultra-compact pocket camcorder.
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'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.
A hands-on review of the Eye Fi Pro X2 wireless flash memory card for digital camcorders and cameras.
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
A hands-on review of the Flip MinoHD 2 Hour pocket camcorder.
Read a review of Samsung's HMX-H106 high definition camcorder with a 64GB solid state drive and a 10x optical zoom lens.
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S20 camcorder.
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM670 high definition camcorder.
A look at the accessories you need if you own a pocket camcorder.
A hands-on review of Panasonic's HDC-TM700 digital camcorder.
A first impressions review of JVC's Everio GZ-HD500 high definition camcorder.
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?
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S30 camcorder.
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.
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.
What you need to know about mini camcorders.
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.
The Canon HV20 is Canons 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.
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.