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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
One of the small generation of video recorders from Kodak, it is small and suited for use in all weather. Shaped like a mobile phone, it uses SD/SDHC memory cards for data storage which can go up to 10 hours of 720p HD video. It can record video in bright light as well as low light though some improvement may be needed in the audio recording due to dismal performance. Some reviews also found the low light video recording abilities a bit too exaggerated. The device is well suited for teens and their irresponsible ways, being weatherproof and small enough to fit in most pockets, they can withstand quite a lot of abuse. They can use 2 standard high-capacity double AA alkaline cells but for constant use, a good pair of rechargables(or more, ) would do better for those whole days of fun out on in the sun. Full Story »
If you have plans of recording a high-quality audio sound, you shouldnâ€™t rely on the available built in camcorder microphone. Since it comes with the package, the quality of the microphone is ordinary. Technical persons advises to use an external microphone for your video camera, which will help in picking up sounds more clearly and accurately. At least, microphones are not that expensive. On the other hand, buying an external microphone for your video camera is somehow a difficult proposal. These days, we are faced with lots of choices, various colors, high-end models, and deciding on what particular specifications takes pressure.
All video cameras have lens controls built into them. You can choose between two setting, wide angle and telephoto. Many amateur videographers commit the mistake of alternating the two setting between frames. The lens control is not there for creating effect. It is simply a feature to ensure the sharp recording of your images.
The wide-angle setting is ideally used for close shooting. It basically captures images with deeper depth of field. On the other hand, telephoto is usually applied to distance shooting. To get better focus on a distant subject, it is best to use telephoto. However it tends to create a more flat image as the depth of field is shallow.
Many consumers usually ask this question when buying or searching for a video camera. The higher the pixel, as they say the better. Picture Element or Pixels are made up of hundreds of thousands of tiny dots of light that is arranged in grid. The greater the number the pixel, the images are more clearer and vivid. Of course, the file is much heavier too. With a more advanced pixel, youâ€™ll be able to capture also the realistic colors, may it be a night or moving shot. However, when picking a camera, constantly inquire the number of effective pixels that the camera can grasp instead of the overall number of pixels.
Digital spy cameras have the ability to record pictures and videos digitally. The difference that they have is that you do these recordings with the absence of tapes or films; plus, it can be hidden for the purpose of security and protection. Digital spy cameras are wireless and being run by batteries. No need to use a transmitter or receiver to record videos and shoot images. Videos can be recorded within a specified time length and downloading them to your computer afterwards is so easy. Compared to wireless spy cameras, digital spy cams are smaller and they are so handy that you can take them anywhere you want to.
I’ve 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.
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 donâ€™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.
Video cams were an ubiquitous electronic product in many homes years ago, most especially if that home is inhabited by a young family because itâ€™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.
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.