Must A Camcorder Be Expensive?
If you want to buy a camcorder then you want to know how much it is going to cost. It is quite difficult to say how much you should spend on a camcorder because it really does depend on what the camcorder gives. A camcorder could be anything from approximately $100 to approximately $500. It is possible for a camcorder to cost $1000 and more.
Most people require a point and shoot camcorder. It is very easy to operate. Such a camcorder is fairly basic and allows you to press record and then start filming a video. This camcorder lets you manually change your focus on the lens. It also lets you manually alter your picture (this feature may add to the cost).
If you want a really good looking picture then choose a high definition camcorder but they are more expensive than the standard definition version.
The better your video quality the more you may have to pay. A charge and couple device is responsible for the brilliance and brightness of your image. This is determined by a CCD chip. The chip divides your video into blue, red and yellow. The more CCDs and the bigger they are, the better the quality of your camcorder’s videos. The cheapest camcorder will only have one CCD for all three colours. It will be 1/6 of an inch in diameter – that is small. An expensive camcorder has three CCDs and each is one inch in diameter. The more CCDs and the larger they are, the more expensive the camcorder because the better and better the quality of the video.
A digital camcorder is more expensive than a Hi8 or VHS-C. Even though flash drive and hard disc cameras are pricier, you do save in the long run because you don’t have to buy tapes. MiniDVD camcorders are priced from low to high but you do need to buy tapes and very often.
If you are a video novice then it may be sensible to start with a basic camcorder. This will allow you to get the hang of using a camcorder. It also gives you time to decide if you really need or want to move on to a more expensive model. If you decide to start off with a more expensive model then it is a good idea to take a few lessons. This will enable you to take good videos and get your money’s worth.