In a world where even your mobile phone captures HD video, is there still a need for a camcorder? Yes, there is—in reality, now more than ever. When you watch on your HDTV or share it on the web, video quality is important, and a camcorder is the most effective way to get it
Even basic level video cameras can often record better pictures than a common camera phone. Most camcorders come with a larger lens, for instance, and that lens is much better in quality. Also, many simple camcorders capture sharper close-ups thanks to their optical zoom functionality, which is one thing camera phones usually lack. It is often simpler to swap memory cards in a camcorder, too, and it is more comfortable to hold one for a long capture.
One benefit of a mid-range video camera is typically a bigger image sensor. A bigger sensor can record more of the light coming through the lens (which may also be larger and higher in quality in a mid-level video camera). This means that the picture will contain less electronic “noise,” so you will get better and sharper picture detail. Mid-range camcorders can also capture in HD video formats, which is a function not every basic level camcorder can claim.
Only the best lenses and picture sensors need implement here. For capturing in low light or other complicated circumstances, you will get the best results with a top-shelf video camera. They are made to wring the best video possible out of difficult capturing environments, so you can imagine how vibrant and clear their footage can be under decent lighting. Some highend models can even shoot 3D video in HD, such as with an optional dual-lens attachment.