The pocket camcorder market is a slightly odd one, because these cellphone-sized devices find themselves increasingly in competition with smartphones. High-end phones can shoot in 1080p full HD, which makes you wonder why you’d want to carry a second, similar device. The answer is, of course, that a dedicated camcorder can sometimes provide you with a better experience than a phone, and the pocket size is extremely convenient.
When you go to look for a pocket video camera, you need to read the reviews to find out if it is right for you. The best way to do this is to go to an online merchant and see what others have said from that seller. Below is a short list of some of the best pocket camcorders to buy.
Pocket Camcorder with Anti-shake Technology
Take the Flip UltraHD for example. It’s one of the most popular cameras in this market, despite having a maximum resolution of 720p. The appeal of this camera is mainly its simplicity, with a pretty simple user interface backed up with some robust video transfer software.
Underneath it are several tools to help the casual videographer to capture quality images, including some excellent anti-shake technology. It’s perfect for technophobes who find smartphones a little intimidating; just point it at what you want to film, press the big red button, and shoot.
Like most of these models, it comes with an extendable USB arm, so you can plug it straight into your computer.
Pocket Camcorder with Wide-angle Lens
The Veho VCC-005-MUVI-HD10 introduces a little complexity in the form of a remote control and wide-angle lens. Shooting in 1080p, this gives real flexibility in how you capture your footage with excellent picture and sound quality.
It comes with a range of accessories that allow you to use the camera in different situations: so you can use the clip to attach it to your clothes as a wearable camera, or you can use the dash mount to use it as a traffic camera.
There is also the facility for direct output to your HDTV, or sharing over WiFi to social media. The unit is rechargeable with a replaceable battery pack, and you can run it on AAAs in an emergency. This model is also a bargain at around $140, and is highly recommended.
Pocket Camcorder with Touchscreen Feature
Like pretty much every other area of technology, Sony are contenders in this field too, and if you’re interested in a pocket camcorder you might want to check out the Sony Bloggie Touch.
This is a really small unit operated by a touchscreen, so it really blurs the line between pocket camcorder and smartphone. But there’s a lot going on in this device, with Sony’s awesome image capture software and hardware. As well as shooting in 1080p, you can take 12mp stills.
Even better, you can capture those stills while simultaneously shooting video. It’s a very sleek piece of kit that will be your friend when your smartphone just isn’t powerful enough.
Pocket Camcorder with Built-in Projector
If you’re still not convinced, then maybe you need something with a really innovative feature to catch your attention. The 3M Shoot ‘n Share HD Camcorder is not an especially noteworthy camcorder and probably struggles to match the quality of the latest generation of smartphones.
But what it does have is a built-in projector, so you can shoot video and instantly display it onto a flat surface, all from a device in the palm of your hand. The image projected is around 65″, so not quite cinema sized but definitely a unique way of sharing your home movies.
Now that you have a better understanding of what is available, you can find the right video camera for you. As you can see there are various features available to suit what you are doing, be it filming your kids, making YouTube videos are just saving memories.
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