Although the offer camcorder is somewhat harmonized, particularly in terms of storage media, the price range is displayed enormous: less than 100 € over € 3500! There is still something to seriously again … Thus, this guide will give you the keys to find camcorder in your hand!
A handheld camcorder to shoot on the fly
Looking for a compact cameraPolaroid SC1630 Smart Camera . Read more … » that you can carry around to turn the fly that is presented to you. A perfect accessory for parties, to shoot small clips with friends (to shareFacebook’s adding “Share” button to mobile phone. Read more … » on YouTube) or to feed your blog videos.
The main features to look for:
+ First priority, the camera must have a very small size to fit in a pocket. Smaller models are gun format or smartphone. Make sure it fits stand upright sequences to achieve self-portrait;
+ The camcorder will offer a resolution of at least 720 lines progressive scan (720p). This is the format most quality distribution platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. And why not full HD mode, some suggest;
+ Much tighter than video photo, the wide angle is equally useful. Especially since these small camcorders have most often a fixed focal length (no optical zoom). In less than 35 mm (24 x 36 mm equivalent), you can be happy!
To facilitate the transfer to the computer and the video streaming platforms, some models include in their submission software that automatically starts each connection.
Rare models have a microphone jack, which makes it possible to connect an external microphone. For budding bloggers and journalists, it can be a real advantage.
Storage side, most small cameras have internal flash memory. Others accept an expansion card memory and are thus more scalable.
You exceed the technical side and not interest you, it is unlikely that you will do the installation. You just want to capture the best moments of your life with your family to watch these video memories on TV, HD or not.
The main features to look for:
+ If you do not have a HDTV, there is no point running behind the pixels. A resolution of 800 000 pixels wide enough (standard display, 720 x 576, has about 415,000 pixels);
+ An effective optical stabilization is required, the optical zoom can sometimes be very powerful (60 X and more!). Not only count digital zoom, which causes significant degradation of the image;
+ Main manMan of Tai Chi. Read more … »-machine interface, the LCD is a major piece of the camcorder. Choose the wide (7 inches diagonally) and well defined (at least 123,000 pixels);
+ Ensure the presence of scene modes such as portrait, sport, night, etc.. Automation as help you get good results without scratching your head.
If you opt for a camcorder that shoots in 720p (HD Ready), make sure that the connector has an HDMI jack.
The camcorder may propose a torch light for dimly lit scenes (but that is not important because not always effective) or a mode night vision, quite fun.
In terms of support, hard disk, flash memory or memory card, it does not matter. Hard drive with more storage space, you may simplify the task (need to empty less frequently).
Note: If you plan to also use the camcorder as a camera, it will instead rely on a model with high definition sensor of approximately 3 megapixels.