With the coming of many new models and brands of recording phones, and even iPods, the camcorder may seem obsolete and not wasting your money on. This is, however, a misconception as they have much to offer for buyers even today. Many people still prefer this faithful gadget over all that is available in the market. So, why do they survive even when there is seemingly flashier equipment available? This article deals with a list of pros and cons of the camcorder to understand how it still is the mainstay for recording even in the face of fancier gadgets popping up every day.
1. Traditional camcorders are designed to have a compact build. This means that you can simply toss it into your bag with other item without having to worry about damaging it or anything else. Consider how carefully you have to handle your other gadgets and the lengths you have to go to preventing scratches.
2. They are built with the idea that you’ll be holding it in your hand for a long time. That’s why most camcorders fit supply into your palm. Ever felt a strain when you’re holding a gadget too small or too big? That’s because it wasn’t designed for your hand.
3. Most camcorders are equipped with the vari-angle LCD screen which allows you to record from different angles with ease. Plus you can record at a range of frame rates like 720P 24/30/60, 1080i 24/30/60, and 1080P 24/30.
4. The sole purpose of a camcorder is filming something, so it will never compromise on the quality of the image. It will have the best noise reduction, light sensitivity and other features. Other gadgets, like the iPhone, pack a number of other applications and recording is not its priority.
1. The LCD screens of camcorders are not as detailed as some other instruments available. For example, HDSLR can practically boast of the brilliance of their LCD.
2. The depth of the camcorder’s field is particularly wide. This feature makes it difficult for you to make particular people or objects stand out from the rest. This becomes an obstacle when filming a professional video or filming in a crowded setting.
3. In the case of shooting wider than your lens allows, you have to go and hunt for the appropriate adapters and converters. Most companies are working on interchangeable lenses built into camcorders, but this still remains a challenge for users today.Using the much famed DSLR lenses with your camcorder requires a particularly expensive adapter.
It is clear that camcorders, like most things, have a set of features that make it stand out and some that make it at times tedious to use. Over the years, they have evolved into versatile gadgets that can carry out a number of features. From the days when it was impossible to carry a camcorder in only one hand, it has become advanced enough to upload a video directly from the machine to the YouTube with the click of a single button and it will only get better with time.