Advice has been given time and again on avoiding hybrid cameras if you are particular about the quality of video. The reason for this is very simple, video quality of most still digital cameras are just not that good, with even the best digital cameras often producing grainy videos.

However, the truth is that even though we love video cameras, a lot of people cannot afford to get a separate still camera and video cam. Splitting your budget to buy two dedicated cameras also doesn’t make sense because you’ll just end up with a crappy video cam and digital still cam.

If you have budget woes, like most people do, then the way to go might be to buy a point and shoot camera that has a good reputation for shooting quality videos. Sure, you can bet the videos they take will be nothing compared to those the best video cams can, but until you save up for a high-end video cam or make lots of money via FOREX trading then you can at least shoot decent videos.

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Canon DC40

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
10Oct 12


Ive seen the CANON DC40 and I am impressed. Canon DC40 is very attractive with a functional design It was built with solid quality. The videcam is very decent daytime and surprisingly solid low-light video quality and has a broad set of semimanual photo and video controls.

However,the videocam also has its boo-boos. It has small LCD and it uses Mini SD cards rather than standard SD. It has a blinding video light and there’s no S-Video input for converting analog video to DVDs.

The important bottomline here is that the Canon DC40 definitely deserves a spot on your short list of DVD camcorders.


Posted by editor
In Maintenance, videocam
10Aug 12

In the past, video cameras did not have LCD monitors attached to them. Focusing a shot was dependent on the use of the viewfinder. Today however, the viewfinder is becoming less and less a functionary part of video cameras. People have been more reliant on their LCD monitors. What people don’t realize is that a viewfinder is a more accurate tool in focusing shots.
LCD monitors provide a wider view. Sometimes it takes away the focus on the actual object of the shot. Whereas a viewfinder is more centered. Give the LCD a rest and test the difference with a viewfinder.


Posted by editor
In Information
10Jun 12

When buying a digital video camera, it is necessary to understand all the features that a model offers. A strong selling point of this equipment is the zoom capabilities. A novice videographer should then be familiar with the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom.
Optical zoom is the actual reach of the camera’s lens. It actually moves you closer to the object you are taking a shot of. On the other hand, digital zoom brings the shot from a wide perspective to a more focused one.
For sharper images, optical zoom capability should be taken more into account over digital zoom.

Avoid Hybrid Cameras

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
10Apr 12

The current range of digital video cameras with digital still camera functionality is inferior to almost all digital still cameras. The idea of a combined camera is better in concept than it is in practice. If taking digital stills is important, get a camera designed for taking digital stills. Focus on the core video features when buying a digital video camera and think of the digital still functions as a convenient bonus if they happen to work well. If you’re dead set on getting a camera with both features, get a digital still camera with video functions – the still cameras take better video than the video cameras. Jake Ludington

Video cams were an ubiquitous electronic product in many homes years ago, most especially if that home is inhabited by a young family because it’s the time when parents would love to take videos of their children for posterity. But are we seeing the end of the videocam?

With digital video functions in various mobile devices getting better and better in quality are video cams on the demise? New digital video cams like the Flip video gadgets offer HD quality video at a fraction of the price. Even the small iPod Nano now sports a camera that takes very passable videos. This may be a sign that there is an unstoppable shift to these devices as far as common consumers go.

In Maintenance, videocam
10Dec 11

What could be more frustrating than just when you are about to capture an exciting moment, the batteries of your video camera die? To avoid this regrettable experience, following are tips to conserve your battery life.
Recharging your batteries when the warning symbol appears on your screen is the best time. Before or after that may affect battery life.
Your LCD monitor consumes the most battery energy. Try putting your monitor to sleep from time to time.
Playbacks also quickly drain batteries. If it is not necessary, it is best to keep playbacks to a minimum.
Batteries through time will have to be replaced. The older the battery is the shorter its life.

Free Camera Shipping

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
10Oct 11

Are you an online shopper and thinking of buying a video cam for your personal use but afraid of being over charged i.e. shipping fees and taxes? Worry no more. Camera World is there to help you make things affordable. Visit their website over at and you’ll find interesting products that might able to suit your taste.

For example you are planning to buy Canon, just click on CANON at the left side bar, it’ll direct you to the CANON products that are available in their store.

Right now, there are two featured products. Not only that you can always count of their company’s service. You can also find a great deal on some of their products on eBay but be sure to watch out for seedy sellers. Go with the trusted ones (with good feedback)!

Back in the day when art was simple and separate from the whims of technology and science, every creation was made with the genius and skill of an artist. It was the age of pure talent, where a masterpiece done on the canvass is dependent on the power of the mind to use the accurate stroke of hands, and eyes that are keen to color and hue. As art and science grew closer together in the passing of time, devices, gadgets, and certain software are now used to render creations that could be reached by the average human imagination. Paintbrushes and canvasses back then are now best DSLR cameras and high-grade photo papers, still having the same purpose of showing the wonder of art to anyone who sees it.

Why are people into buying expensive models and best DSLR cameras for their artwork? This is because the more pricey the hardware is, the more pictures and better quality it can create for the person who utilizes pictures and edits it in software to produce superior results. The elements of using it, is still the same. The power of the mind projects how a picture should look like and how it should be edited while the hands control both the captured angle and the focus of the camera to the subject. After using both things, the hands also act on putting details and finalizing touches whether on the board or on the particular image editing program. After everything is completed, it is now printed for everyone to see the finished product.

Solid state Camcorders

Posted by Bryan
In Formats, Information
15Jun 11

The latest of the new generation of camcorders now use solid state video storage mainly due to huge advances in the capacity of solid state memory. Allowing memory capacity in the gigabyte level it does make these previously bulky gadgets quite light and handy.

They can come in packages as small as cellular phones with equal capacity for still capture. Advances in CMOS technology also allows better picture quality with some even capable of shooting in low light conditions using infra-red illumination with a single LED. It does make everything look green though but it does allow good video even in pitch black conditions.

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