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Camcorder Bit Rates: What Are They, and Why Are They Important?

When it comes to shopping for a camcorder, there's a whole lot more than just megapixels and HD to consider. When all other factors are equal, there's one trait with is a good indicator of the better video quality: MBPS.The video you recor...

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2014 Holiday Camcorder Buying Guide

Image byDroid GingerbreadCamcorders make great gifts—and they also come in handy around the holidays for capturing the kids tearing into the presents, the local Christmas play, holiday parties and more. If you're looking for a camcorder ...

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2014: What To Expect For New Camcorders

HD video has been popular for several years now, in fact, it's rather hard to find a standard definition camcorder anymore. But in a few years, HD may not even be the standard anymore. With the introduction of dozens of new camcorders at CES, ...

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Camcorder Media Types / Camcorder HQ Buyer's Guide

Flash MemoryIf you buy a camcorder today, it will probably record to flash memory. Also known as solid-state memory, flash storage allows for quick write times, a light body, and unlimited expansion. Flash memory can be built into a camcorder or b...

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5 Reasons to Buy a Dedicated Camcorder

Chances are, you already have some sort of device for recording movies. The phone in your pocket may even take HD video, and your digital camera probably does a halfway decent job at footage too. With all the devices that now capture video, is the...

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Is There A Next Big Thing In Camcorders?

This year, TVs leapt into the third dimension. Personal computers jettisoned keyboards and flattened out into tablets. Digital cameras did away with pentamirrors, but still take dSLR-quality shots.Meanwhile, camcorders treaded water. Nothing new a...

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2013 Camcorder Trends

As smartphones and cameras continue to offer improved video quality, manufacturers have stepped up their camcorder models to give consumers a reason to purchase that dedicated video cam. A quarter of the way through 2013, the newest camcorders on ...

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Look Professional: How to Get Pro Results from Your Consumer Camcorder

No, this is not an article about how to nail your next interview. This is about getting the most out of your camcorder. These days, manufacturers are cramming better technology into our consumer camcorders: Resolutions are increasing, prices are d...

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Online Retailers versus "Brick and Mortar" Storefronts

Whether you're a humble home movie maker or a dedicated documentary shooter, you will find that buying a camcorder online is incredibly simple! Reliable retailers, low prices, a great selection, and plenty of online owner reviews make it easie...

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Optical Vs. Digital Zoom: What's the Difference?

You go through the stores and look at the camcorders and see zoom numbers from 2x to 50x and even beyond. You know you want a camera that can get you closer to the action so the highest number is all that matters, right? Unfortunately, it's mo...

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Do I Still Need A Camcorder? Video Cameras Vs. High-Def Still Cameras

Today, everything shoots video. Your digital camera shoots video, your phone shoots video, your iPods even shoot video. In many cases, these devices actually shoot pretty good video. So why, when your digital point-and-shoot takes 720 or 1080p vid...

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New Flip Camcorders For 2010

Cisco announced yesterday a refresh to their line of Flip UltraHD and MinoHD pocket camcorders, a welcome update in time for the holiday shopping season, and one that reasserts their primacy in the popular pocket camcorder category.The key update ...

Panasonic TM60 Hands-on Review

Here we are in 2010 with another mid-range HD camcorder from Panasonic. Presumably, the TM60 replaces the TM10, which we thought was a solid product when it came out last fall, and which went on to become respectably popular on this site for a few...

HD Video: Consider a Camera

High-definition has breathed new life into the camcorder market, but confused lots of consumers who are simply trying to find a simple, affordable model with which they can record their cherished memories. If you've ever been browsing camcorders a...

Hunting For Holiday Camcorder Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed us by, but we still have several weeks worth of holiday camcorder deal hunting to look forward to. There are plenty of ways to do your shopping, both online and in stores (we're flattered when you ...