Choosing a digital camcorder that best suits your needs
Digital images play an essential part of the people’s everyday life as technology continues to develop and help human needs. Storing memories is now a lot easier and more enjoyable to do. Digital images can be saved in various file formats, like mp3, jpeg or pdf adobe format. If you are planning to buy digital camera recorders to record the special events in your life, the numerous models and marketing features can make this a daunting task. Here are some points to consider:
Understanding record format
These recording formats are the medium to store images and videos and there are three main formats to choose from:
1. DVD: This format is the choice of people seeking simplicity and avoiding too much hassle. Camcorders that record to DVD usually use either DVD+R or DVD-R and they are applicable for one time use only. But no worries, as camcorders with DVD-RW and DVD+RW formats are also available, that are reusable and rewritable.
2. HARD DRIVE: Camcorders that record straight to hard drive disk are now becoming popular. If your camcorder has an 80GB hard drive, it can record up to 18 hours of footage to a memory card. A memory card is similar to a hard drive, you only have to choose the size of the card or the capacity you need.
3. MINI DV: This format allows you to edit your video on your computer and is very versatile and won’t cost more than the budget you allotted.
When it comes to lenses there are only two options: plastic or glass. Although both choices give good results , the glass lens actually provide the best results, though they are more expensive. Plastic lens receive less light than glass, which is not an optimal choice for camera lenses.
While buying camcorders, people go gaga over those with longer battery life. However, it is always better and more convenient to but an extra battery instead of depending on only one. Also, try to bring extra charger for your recorder. Settling in one battery might bring you a hassle while recording video in case your camera suddenly shuts down.
The higher level of functions and features of each camera recorder will result into a higher quality of pictures and videos, but will lead to higher price also. Since there are so many products out there in the market, more careful considerations should also be taken before purchasing a camcorder.