How to buy a camcorder

Whether you want footage of your new baby, your European vacation, or you want to be the next Stanley Kubrick, there’s a digital camcorder out there for you. But not all camcorders are created equal. Not only do they differ in price, but also they have a variety of features that can be confusing if you don’t know what to look for when you’re shopping.

This video from our sister publication, PC World, is a general overview of what to look for in a new camcorder. Learn about the different camcorders available, features to keep in mind, and the different technologies used.

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  • Length: 4 minutes, 17 seconds

Show notes

The video is a general overview of camcorders. However, high definition camcorders are all the rage. If you want more information on HD camcorders, check out the articles below.

For more news, reviews, and tips, visit our camcorder product center.

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[Amber Bouman is the consumer affairs correspondent for PC World.]

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