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How to Choose a Great Camcorder

Posted by Sam Weiss on 4/1/2014

Camcorders are fun and they allow you to capture great times and memories in video form.  Many phones have video capabilities today, but there is nothing like using a camcorder to capture a video.  A camcorder will also be able to record much longer videos at much higher quality.  When you want to get a camcorder, you want to make sure that you are getting the right one for you and what you want to use it for.  Most people will not need anything sophisticated, but if you are doing more than just capturing family memories and movies, you may need a more sophisticated setup, so consider a few things that will aid you in choosing the best camcorder for you. 


Look at the Capabilities

Some camcorders have lights or the ability to do some basic editing right on them and this is what you may want if you are doing things like shooting videos for school or work that need to be more perfected.  Now, if you just want to shoot videos of friends and family, then a very basic camcorder is all that you will need.


Look at the Different Sizes

If you are shooting videos for fun then consider a camcorder that is about the size of your smartphone because this is really all that you need.  There are much larger ones for more fancy productions so if you are doing things like creating documentaries, you will want a larger camcorder and maybe even one that has a microphone built into it.


Think About Software

Regardless of your reasons for needing a camcorder, you likely want to put the videos on the web, so choose one with a software that is easy to use.  One of the best ways to ensure ease of use is to read reviews on the different camcorders that are available. 


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