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What is a Camcorder

A camcorder can record series of images to form videos. It is true that in this digital world, smartphones and digital cameras play a great role in capturing videos. At the same time, it cannot be denied that camcorders are undoubtedly the best when it comes to capturing crisp videos. A full featured camcorder will help you to capture and preserve your videos for a lifetime. You can also connect it to the HDTV and show it to your friends on big screens.

Best Camcorder | Buying Guide : Things to consider while buying a Video Camera

Buying a camcorder can be complicated. Our camcorder guide organizes the process of buying one into clear steps that will help you make the right decision.

This guide will give you all the information you need to buy a consumer video camera in a clear and concise manner. We will look at the features of the camcorder and the different considerations you may have before you actually purchase the product. This guide seeks to educate you so you can get the camcorder that is perfect for your requirements.

Resolution

The resolution indicates how many pixels are in the footage, with more pixels offering greater clarity and detail. Where just a few years ago the decision was between standard definition and high definition, the question is now high definition or 4K. 4K resolution means the longest side has about 4,000 pixels—that’s nearly 4x the resolution of HD. Most HD camcorders have a 1080p resolution, though there’s a few that still use the lower quality 720p.

While 4K is a big boost in quality over HD, the footage has to be viewed on a 4K screen or monitor to take full advantage of higher quality. Both 4K TVs and monitors are becoming more common, and even YouTube now allows some 4k videos. Watching a 4K video on a regular TV gets you just regular HD footage—something consumers should consider before spending more on a 4K camcorder.

Sensor Size

Digital videos are recorded on a sensor inside the camcorder—the size of that sensor plays a big role in the video quality. Larger sensors are needed to capture a higher resolution, but sensor size can still vary among camcorders with the same resolution. Some 4K camcorders have a large 1” sensor while others use a smaller 1/2.3”. Just remember when comparing two camcorders with the same resolution that bigger is better.

The sensor also plays a role in shooting videos in limited lighting. A larger sensor is able to gather more light, so a camcorder with a large sensor will produce better low light images than a camcorder with a small sensor. Low light scenarios are where you’ll see a big difference by opting for a larger sensor, so if you plan to shoot a lot of low light footage, like at a concert or in a high school gymnasium, a large sensor should be a priority.

Sensors on camcorders tend to be a bit smaller than those used on cameras for still images. A 1/2.3” sensor is good for a mainstream camcorder, but just average for a point-and-shoot camera. Larger 1” sensors have been around for a few years on cameras, but are just now being used in camcorders.

Memory

Speaking of memory, that’s another good factor to consider. Most modern camcorders will record to either an SD card (or a mini SD card) or internal flash memory. The difference between the two is largely convenience. With enough built-in memory, you don’t have to buy an SD card or even remember to bring one with you. High-end camcorders with large bit rates and a high resolution will have large file sizes and fill up an SD card much faster. Big SD cards can get expensive, so camcorders with built-in memory are often worth a little extra cash.

Zoom

Zoom can make a significant impact on your videos, especially when shooting sports or wildlife. But all zoom is not quite equal. Like in image stabilization, optical is the better option over digital or electronic. Optical zoom works by adjusting the camera’s lens, where digital zoom simply crops the image. Some manufacturers also use an intelligent or smart zoom, which is a type of digital zoom that doesn’t degrade the image as much, but still doesn’t measure up to the optical option.

How much zoom do you need? Again, that depends on what you shoot the most. If you want a close-up of a person or object thats in the same room, a 5x to 10x zoom is plenty. Shooting sports from the stands or a performance from the back of he auditorium requires a much bigger zoom, at least 25x.

Flip-Out LCD Viewer

This type of viewer is common on all full-sized camcorders but few action cams. Some come in a wider aspect ratio (16:9), often called a wide-screen LCD, that is similar to the ratio found on many HDTVs. (Some higher-priced camcorders include touch-screen LCDs.) LCDs are useful for reviewing video and can be easier to use than an eyepiece viewfinder. But LCDs are difficult to use in sunlight—a drawback of models that have only a display and no eyepiece.

Screens vary from 2½ to 4 inches measured diagonally, with a larger screen offered as a step-up feature on higher-priced models. Because an LCD viewer uses batteries faster than an eyepiece viewfinder, you don’t have as much recording time when the LCD is in use.

Image Stabilizer

This feature automatically reduces most of the shaking that occurs while you hold the camcorder. Most stabilizers are either electronic or optical, although some models have both. Either type is effective; though mounting the camcorder on a tripod is the surest way to get steady images. Tip: If you’re not using a tripod, try holding the camcorder with both hands and bracing both elbows against your body.

Check the LCD

Most measure about 3 inches on the diagonal, but some are larger. However, few action cams have any type of display. Some displays on full-sized models suffer from too much glare, making them difficult to use outdoors in bright sun. Check the display in the store to make sure you’re satisfied with the usability of any model you’re considering. But note that most LCDs look fine indoors. In full, midday sunlight, viewing performance will vary greatly from model to model.

Lighting

You won’t always be shooting in bright light. Using the default mode, we found that models varied in quality when shooting in dim light. Most full-sized HD camcorders captured at least good-quality video in low light, but some had excellent quality. Note that many camcorders have settings that can improve performance but can be a challenge to use.

Audio quality

We look at how accurately the built-in microphone records and whether the sound file is free from noise or hiss. Action cams often lack decent audio quality. A few advanced models include a jack for using an external microphone, which can improve sound quality.

Top 5 Best Camcorder – [Updated and Highly Recommended]

Comparison Chart to make your purchase easy

Sr. No.
Highly Rated
1
Bestseller
2
Hot
3
Popular
4
5
Photo
Sony HDRCX405 9.2MP HD Handycam Camcorder with Free Carrying Case (Black)
Panasonic HC-V385GW-K Consumer Camcorder (Black)
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone),3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
JVC JY-HM90AG HD Professional Video Camera/ Camcorder
Procus Iris Car Dash Camera, FHD 1080P, 2" LCD Screen Video Recorder, 120° Wide Angle Lens, G-Sensor, Motion Detector, Loop Recorder, Upto 32GB
Price
₹ 17,145
₹ 21,317
₹ 38,999
₹ 71,000
₹ 2,599
Weight (g)
34
1500
241
3180
34
Dimension (cm)
12.7 x 5.3 x 5.8
33.5 x 17 x 17
11.68 x 5.33 x 5.84
47.6 x 22.7 x 23.2
11 x 9 x 6
Resolution (pixels)
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920×1080
1920×1080
Screen Size (inches)
2.7
3
3
3
2
Optical Zoom
27X
50X
32X
10X
3X
Resolution (MP)
9.2
2.5
3.28
18.9
12
Rating
-
Reviews
-
17 Reviews
1,358 Reviews
3 Reviews
279 Reviews
Prime
-
-
Highly Rated
Sr. No.
1
Photo
Sony HDRCX405 9.2MP HD Handycam Camcorder with Free Carrying Case (Black)
Price
₹ 17,145
Weight (g)
34
Dimension (cm)
12.7 x 5.3 x 5.8
Resolution (pixels)
1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches)
2.7
Optical Zoom
27X
Resolution (MP)
9.2
Details
Rating
-
Reviews
-
Check the Deal
Prime
Bestseller
Sr. No.
2
Photo
Panasonic HC-V385GW-K Consumer Camcorder (Black)
Price
₹ 21,317
Weight (g)
1500
Dimension (cm)
33.5 x 17 x 17
Resolution (pixels)
1280 x 720
Screen Size (inches)
3
Optical Zoom
50X
Resolution (MP)
2.5
Details
Rating
Reviews
17 Reviews
Check the Deal
Prime
Hot
Sr. No.
3
Photo
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone),3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
Price
₹ 38,999
Weight (g)
241
Dimension (cm)
11.68 x 5.33 x 5.84
Resolution (pixels)
1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches)
3
Optical Zoom
32X
Resolution (MP)
3.28
Details
Rating
Reviews
1,358 Reviews
Check the Deal
Prime
-
Popular
Sr. No.
4
Photo
JVC JY-HM90AG HD Professional Video Camera/ Camcorder
Price
₹ 71,000
Weight (g)
3180
Dimension (cm)
47.6 x 22.7 x 23.2
Resolution (pixels)
1920×1080
Screen Size (inches)
3
Optical Zoom
10X
Resolution (MP)
18.9
Details
Rating
Reviews
3 Reviews
Check the Deal
Prime
-
Sr. No.
5
Photo
Procus Iris Car Dash Camera, FHD 1080P, 2" LCD Screen Video Recorder, 120° Wide Angle Lens, G-Sensor, Motion Detector, Loop Recorder, Upto 32GB
Price
₹ 2,599
Weight (g)
34
Dimension (cm)
11 x 9 x 6
Resolution (pixels)
1920×1080
Screen Size (inches)
2
Optical Zoom
3X
Resolution (MP)
12
Details
Rating
Reviews
279 Reviews
Check the Deal
Prime

1.

Sony HDRCX405 9.2MP HD Handycam Camcorder with Free Carrying Case (Black)
 
  • 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action
  • 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens. Minimum focus distance- approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele), approx. 0.40 (Wide), approx. 31.5 (Tele)
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips
  • Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization w/ Active mode
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
  • SteadyShot image stabilization w/Active mode
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p w/9.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • This product does not have an external microphone input
  • Country of Origin: China


Create clearer memories with Full HD/60p and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. Every moment you capture benefits from a 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS lens and 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom. Easily charge or transfer files with the built-in USB cable, and automatically create highlight videos from multiple clips in MP4 for easy sharing.

Features / Reviews

Full HD 60p Camcorder

Capture amazing footage in low light and control

2.7 inch Clear Photo LCD display

SteadyShot image stabilization

Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction

7 picture effects for video and still photos

2.

Panasonic HC-V385GW-K Consumer Camcorder (Black)
 
Panasonic HC-V385GW-K Consumer Camcorder (Black)
17 Reviews
  • Support Pro-Had+/Analog/Lp Video Input
  • H. 264 Dual-Stream Video Compression
  • All Channel 1080N/720P Recording
  • Hdmi/Vga Simultaneous Video Output
  • Country of Origin: Malaysia


2.54/14.73-cm BSI MOS Sensor, 2.51 megapixels, F1.8 (WIDE) / F4.2 (TELE), 50x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi

Features / Reviews

Wireless Multi Camera

90 x Intelligent / 50 x Optical Zoom

Brilliant low-light performance

Level Shot Function

3.

Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone),3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
 
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone),3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
1,358 Reviews
  • 57x (32.5-1853Mm) advanced zoom/ 32x Optical / 1140x Digital and Super range OIS.
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor.
  • Digic DV 4 image processor.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance-All other modes: 10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens).
  • However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)


Capture all the emotionally charged moments of your life with this Canon camcorder.

Features / Reviews

Full HD CMOS image sensor

Digic DV 4 image processor

57x advanced zoom

4.

JVC JY-HM90AG HD Professional Video Camera/ Camcorder
 
JVC JY-HM90AG HD Professional Video Camera/ Camcorder
3 Reviews
  • JVC JY-HM90 Camera / Camcorder
  • 1/2.3-inch 18.9M pixel Progressive scan Back-illuminated CMOS, 3.0"LCD Display 460K pixels, 16:9, 0.24" LCOS 260K pixels, 16:9 Viewfinder
  • With One Battery(XHVF832) and One AC Adapter, Additional External Mic not Included,
  • We strongly recommend to use Long Life Fxlion DF-U98 Battery with Fxlion PL-6000JL Charger
  • Dual Memory Card Slot (SDXC/SDHC/SD) for Maximum Failsafe Recording is Available


JVC HD Memory Card Camera Recorder “JY-HM90AG” is Professionals will recognise the value of Full HD 1920×1080/50p 36Mbps recording in a shoulder-mounted camera recorder loaded with an F1.2 Bright Lens and high-sensitivity 18.9M Back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Dual SD Card slots with Auto Recovery Mode offer enhanced reliability, while the Dual Battery Mounts with hot swap capability give long-lasting power. Features:- 1) 1/2.3-inch 18.9M pixel Back-illuminated CMOS 2) 10x Optical Zoom / 19x Dynamic Zoom / 200x Digital Zoom 3) Dual Memory Card Slot for SDXC/SDHC/SD 4) Software provided (for Windows) 5) Full HD 1920×1080 50p/50i Recording 6) AVCHD Progressive Video Recording 7) 36Mbps High Bit Rate Video Recording 8) Clip Continuous Recording 9) Dual SD Card slots with Dual Recording & Auto Recovery Modes 10) FALCONBRID Engine

Features / Reviews

Auto Recovery Mode offer enhanced reliability

18.9M pixel Back-illuminated CMOS sensor

AVCHD Progressive Video Recording

Dual SD Card slots with Dual Recording

Shoulder-mounted camera recorder

5.

Procus Iris Car Dash Camera, FHD 1080P, 2" LCD Screen Video Recorder, 120° Wide Angle Lens, G-Sensor, Motion Detector, Loop Recorder, Upto 32GB
 
Procus Iris Car Dash Camera, FHD 1080P, 2' LCD Screen Video Recorder, 120° Wide Angle Lens, G-Sensor, Motion Detector, Loop Recorder, Upto 32GB
279 Reviews
  • G-SENSOR: In case of a serious collision, the gravity sensor prompts the dash cam to lock the video file immediately.
  • CYCLIC RECORDING: Iris automatically replaces old unlocked videos with the new footage, ensuring that your memory card never runs out of space.
  • PARKING MONITOR: Worried about your car while it’s parked for hours in an obscure parking lot? The parking monitor will keep track of all activity while you are away.
  • MOTION DETECTTION: The motion detection feature allows Iris to record and save videos automatically even in standby mode.
  • WIDE FIELD VIEW: The 120-degree wide-angle lens makes sure that Iris doesn’t miss even a single detail that comes its way.


  • You Have First-Hand Video Evidence Of A Car Accident
  • Procus IRIS Dash Cam Is The Perfect Solution For Undisciplined Drivers
  • Procus IRIS Dash Cam Is Perfect For Driving Instructors And Worried Parents
  • Prevents Insurance Fraud and Wrongful Accident Charges
  • Records Parking Accidents
  • Acts as a Deterrent to Car Thieves

Features / Reviews

INBUILT PARKING MONITOR

MOTION DETECTION

LOOP RECORDING OF VIDEOS

RECORDS 120 DEGREE WIDE ANGLE VIDEOS

Conclusion

Buying the best camcorder all comes down to buying what is best for you. Understanding elements like zoom and image stabilization will help you to prioritize features, so the video camera that wins out in the end is the best suited for your needs and budget. Still not sure about a tech spec or about what camcorder you should buy? We love to hear from our readers—send us a question in the comment section below and we’ll do our best to answer as quickly as possible.

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