You love to play budding videographers, or you travel a lot and want a quality cameraPolaroid SC1630 Smart Camera . Read more … » to restore the beauty of the landscapes contemplated. Between experience and requirement, your motivations you towards a camcorder evolved enough, filming in HD.
The main features to look for:
+ Powerful optical zoom (15 and X) with the focal range of the largest possible angle (type 35-525 mm), a generous maximum aperture (f 1.8) and a stabilizing effective;
+ Prefer-sensors large, equivalent to resolution. The size is given by a fraction in inches, type 1 / X. More X is small, the sensor is great. A large sensor is more likely to deliver a clean image;
+ Flow encoding ensures high image quality. Full HD for the most current, AVCHD, 24 Mbps is the maximum and 15-16 Mbps throughput under which it is better not to go. In MPEG-2, format less compressed, you can mount a little higher (26 Mbps for example) at the same resolution. Attention, the greater the flow, the higher the file size;
+ You need to manual controls to better control the beast. Aperture, white balance, exposure, sensitivity gain …
Most camcorders have a low wide angle lens not at all (40 mm or more). Therefore, make sure that the target accepts additional optical wide-angle (0.7 X for example, turning a 40 mm 28 mm), brand or third party manufacturers. The filter diameter must match.
Those traveling ensure to choose a compact, no electronic viewfinder. And they prefer models with storage expandable memory card, providing more flexibility on long stays (you can buy a memory card almost anywhere).
A torch (equivalent flash photo) can help in situations where light is lacking. Make sure especially that the camcorder offers high sensitivity video (under 4 Lux low speed, less than 1 Lux in night mode).
Note: The provided editing software to buy are rarely complete and those sold are expensive … And attention, with full HD files, you need a powerful computer to use fluid!
The video you are passionate about. This is not the side that interests you remember, but of course the artistic performance. You spend long hours doing editing and searching image quality at the forefront. The camcorder needs to respond to the finger and the eye. You are ready to invest a substantial amount of money to satisfy your perfectionism.
The main features to look for:
+ Video editing enthusiasts will favor the HDV recording format available on the best digital camcorders Mini DV cassette, become rare today … ;
+ For more detailed colors, opt for the tri-tri-CCD or CMOS. And the camcorder has three CCDs (or CMOS), each taking care to save one of the three RGB signals that make up light. If you stay on a single sensor, make sure that the sensor is large (1/3 of an inch or more). The resolution, which should be at least 2-3 Mpix filming in 1920 x 1080, has no importance for the photo mode;
+ The connection must be complete: HDMI video output, component and S-video input / output (DV Mini DV camcorder if), audio headphone, audio input for external microphone accessory shoe … ;
+ The presence of an electronic viewfinder will surely require fans. But to shoot freehand must especially a good screen: the best display diagonal of 3.5 inches (8.8 cm) with a resolution of 921 000 pixels;
+ A ring Manual focus ergonomics provide more pro on camera. Similarly, manual control dials, customizable shortcut buttons to the settings contribute to a more precise grip.
The choice of objective is capital: better a focal range of interesting (type 30 – 300 mm, a 10 X zoom) rather than long (type 48 – 960 mm, a 20 X zoom). With maximum apertures important type f: 1.8 – 3.
The audio quality should follow the beautiful images. Also captured sound in Dolby Digital 5.1 is not luxury.
Some advanced models offer the dual hard drive storage + memory card. Or sometimes two memory card slots. If you turn over a lot.