A few years ago digital cameras and camcorders used to cost a fortune and deliver poor quality videos and images, now everything has changed as a new generation of digital technology has enabled the capturing of high quality images and videos easier and cheaper.
Digital camcorders and memory cards have plummeted in price at such affordable levels that you can happily record videos for hours. However now that technology is more advanced than ever, other categories of digital camcorders have emerged – The pocket size camcorders, which have made their way into the UK market to make movies simply and enjoyable.
Pocket camcorders are extremely portable weighting on average about 95 grams and are as big as the common smart phones and this enables you to take this little device wherever you go and because you are more likely to keep these small devices on you, you are more likely to capture great moments. The record buttons are normally under the built in screens so recording of your video can start as soon as you press the record button.
Many pocket camcorders now come with high definition as a standard feature and a hugely powerful image stabiliser for higher quality videos on the move. Another feature you might benefit from is that many will have a built-in camera to take pictures. Attributes to look out for are the number of megapixel resolutions for still image shooting and smart face technology to capture people's faces and take sharper and less blurry images.
If you are only going to use your camcorder for the occasional video then it is recommended that you probably invest in a camcorder that has the ability to take pictures as an added function. This will offer you two functions in -one instead of purchasing two separate devices.
Another feature that you might benefit from is the direct file sending to web, enabling you to uploading images and stream videos instantly to social networking sites and ready to send by e-mail, saving you time and effort. Although most camcorders will come with internal built in memory, most will enable you to enable you to slot in a SDHC card for longer recording times.
Camcorders will last for approximately a couple of hours before they need charging. So you are better off with a built-in lithium ion battery instead of battery operated devices to save you money in the long run. You can easily get a pocket camcorder from prices starting as low as sixty-pound sterling.