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Video quality under dim light
Camcorders sometimes struggle to produce good quality video under dim light
Overall video quality
Includes video quality under daylight, dim light and artificial light
Receives "n/a" if no still photo function, or still photos recorded to tape. Image quality, shutter delay and other convenience rated
Sound qualty achieved using the camcorder's built-in microphone
HD or Standard definition
High definition camcorders take much better videos, but they come at higher prices.
Built-in memory type
Hard disk and flash memory are different types of internal memory storage. Hard disk drives tend to offer larger memory capcities, but they have moving parts which have a small risk of damage if the camcorder is dropped. Flash memory storage has no moving parts, but tends to offer less recording capacity.
Built-in memory size
The larger the memory size, measured in gigabytes (GB), determines how much footage you can store on the camcorder itself. For example, 32GB offers around four hours of HD recording, or eight hours of standard definition recording.
A touchscreen display lets you control some of the camcorders functions - for example, you can scroll through your videos, or even select the parts of the picture you want the camcorder to focus on.
An electronic viewfinder can make it easier to record video - by holding the viewfinder to your eye, it's easier to hold the camcorder steadily. A viewfinder can also help when strong sunlight makes the LCD screen hard to view.
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