In recent years, the choice of a digital video camera has become an increasingly difficult task: the number of models and formats has been increasing and continues to grow, more and more rapidly: miniDV, MPEG-2, DVD, HDD, Flash, HDV, MPEG4, AVCHD, SD, HD .. From all this, the head can really get sick. But I want to approach the choice of a video camera consciously, having at least a minimal idea of all this diversity. This article is intended to provide the minimum necessary information about the variety of formats and features of modern household video cameras and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Immediately make a reservation that in this article we will not consider the video mode of digital cameras, as well as various “hybrid” photo-video cameras – a separate article in the series will be devoted to them. Here we focus on the “classic” video cameras (although the very concept – the “classic video camera” – is “blurring” at a fairly fast pace, but still …). And we will start by examining the basic “types” and “classes” of modern digital video cameras. Continue reading
If you decide to buy a camera by the summer, and decide that this camera must be highly accurate, then the main choice that confronts you is the choice of camera type. Today, the world is dominated by five main classes of digital video cameras, which differ from each other in information carriers.
The camcorder has already become as ordinary a home media device as the TV
Here they are – recording on MiniDV tapes, on a DVD-ROM, on a hard drive, on a flash memory card, and finally on a flash memory such as SSD.
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Modern compact cameras are extremely convenient for traveling, hiking and simple walks in a busy city, and are able to provide high-quality images that are not inferior to the sometimes larger analogues, which barely fit in special backpacks. And today we bring to your attention a small rating of the best compact cameras in the spring of 2019.
If you suddenly wanted to buy a compact camera, you will probably be glad to learn that the modern market offers a really huge selection of high-quality models. And this despite the fact that the sheer number of leading brands (most of which are of course Japanese) is not so great. In addition, each of the current models can offer something that your smartphone, for example, will not be capable of. It can be either various sensors or optical zoom, as well as many other features, such as a sufficient number of controls and settings, providing you the freedom to be creative when shooting. Continue reading