Skip to comments.Advice on buying a economy Camcorder (novice on specs etc.)
Posted on 03/08/2018 5:06:21 PM PST by daniel1212
I am at the point where I am somewhat prayerfully looking a getting should have a camcorder (though I am still without a cell phone which some can be controlled by). But while I have narrowed down the candidates to 5 (plus a Action Camera in case that would be viable). I am looking for one with the best sharp resolution (color quality is not that important) which would be used outsides as well as in, but I have little idea what the specs mean.
I see specs such as 720p, or 1920 x 1080P, or 1920x1080 FHD @15fps, 1280x720 HD, as well as Resolution:6000x4500(24M),5120x3840(20M),4608x3472(16M) plus CMOS: 1.3Mega pixels, max 16.0Mega pixels, or 5.1Mega pixels CMOS sensor(16MP Interpolation), and then 3.0 TFT LCD screen.
I am leaning to the SUNLEA or the LINNSE, while I put the action camera in there since i wondered if that could be used.
I do not want to waste money, and this would be a substantial purchase for such a thing, and so I thought I would ask advice from some FReepers. So below is what i see on Amazon, and thanks for any advice.
KINGEAR PL004 Mini DV C8 16MP High Definition Digital Video Camcorder $56.99
DVR 2.7'' TFT LCD 16x Zoom Hd Video Recorder Camera 1280 x 720p Digital Video
High Definition Support: 720P (HD) Memory Capacity: 32GB Sensor Type: 3CMOS¡ê?high-class material and advanced technology, which can record high-quality image, voice and video clips, it's available with 1.3Mega pixels 2.7inch LCD screen(the max 16.0Mega pixels),supports 720p.
External Memory with Card Slot: SD/SDHC card (32GB Max) available for connecting TVs.LCD High Definition Video Camcorder is small, light and can fit right in your pocket.
Sensor CMOS: 1.3Mega pixels,The max 16.0Mega pixels
Monitor screen: 2.7 inch LCD,16:9,available with 270 degree rotation
TV output TVPAL/NTSC
Usb port: USB2.0
Focus Normal: 1.2m~infinity
$56.99 & FREE Shipping
GordVE KG0017 HD1080P 16MP Digital Video Camcorder 3.0inch Camera TFT LCD 16x Zoom
100% Brand New and High quality from GordVE. GordVE offers 12 months Warranty and 30 days free exchange.
High image 16.0 Megapixel Image Resolution,1920 x 1080P Video resolution,3.0 inch Color TFT LCD; 5.1Mega pixels CMOS sensor(16MP Interpolation). Support SD/DSHC card,Max up 32GB. Compatible with PAL . Package Dimensions 7.2 x 6 x 4.3 inches 12.8 ounces
Does this have a external microphone Jack?
Sorry, it doesn't. it has build-in microphone
Camcorder Video Camera Full HD 1080p Camcorders 24.0 MP Digital Camera Webcam Pause Function 16X Digital Zoom $53.99 60 to 90 minutes normally when its fully charged
Full HD 1080p 24.0 MP Camcorder：This camcorder supports 1080p video resolution and 24.0 MP picture resolutions. It also supports 37mm wide angle macro lens, fisheye lens, and teleconverter lens and so on, which are excluded in the package. You can enjoy different visual effect of pictures according to your needs. It is very nice 1080p camera which is easy to operate and you can take more pictures or videos at home or on trips.
Video Resolution: 1920x1080 FHD @15fps, 1280x720 HD, 640x480
TV Out: NTSC/PAL
AV output: Support
Built-in microphone: Support
Rechargeable Lithium ion battery x1
Webcam Function: This video camera can be used as webcam. You can have a video call with your families or friends when connected with your computer. You just need to choose PCCAM mode for USB. The USB also can be used to transfer files to your other device by choosing MSDC mode. This camcorder can support the external SD card up to 32GB, and the SD card is excluded in the package one year warranty and customer service will be provided within 24 hours. It also supports anti-shake function,
Package Dimensions 6.9 x 5.6 x 3.7 inches 1.12 pounds
Camcorder Video Camera Full HD Camcorders 1080P 24.0MP Vlogging Camera Night Vision Pause Function with Remote Controller
This camera camcorder supports 1080p video resolution and 24.0 MP picture resolutions.
The camera supports Night Vision Function. There are two pieces of IR lights at the top of the camera lens and its working distance can reach up to ft 3m which allows you to take black-and-white photos and videos event in the dark night.
One year warranty will be provided by LINNSE and customer service will be available within 24 hours. A 1000 mAh Li-ion battery will come as standard with this package. This camcorder can support up to 32GB SD card,
Sensor: CMOS Image Resolution:File format: JPEG Max 24.0 MP
Movie Resolution： File format: AVIFHD 1080, HD720P，VGA（640×480）
Zoom：18X digital zoom
Auto power-off: Close/60sec/180sec/300sec/600sec
Monitor Screen：3.0 inch LCD, 16:9, available with 270 degree rotation
TV Output：Yes, PAL/NTSC
Night vision：Yes Support Infrared night vision,<3M/inches
External lens: 37mm standard: wide angle lens, teleconverter lens, fisheye lens (need to be purchased separately)
Battery：1000 mAh NP40 li-ion battery
Weight：about 260±5g / about 9 oz
Package Dimensions 7.1 x 5.3 x 3.9 inches
4K WIFI Action Camera, $43.99
KKCITE Ultra HD Waterproof Sports Cam DVR Camcorder 17MP Wide Angle Sports Video Camera With 2.4G Remote Control/ 100 Feet Underwater and Tons of Accessories. 4K resolution : 4K25fps/ 2.7K30fps/ 1080p60fps/ 720p120fps. Photo: 12MP max. Versatile Shooting Mode: video mode, photo mode, burst photo, time lapse, and loop recording mode
Does this camera have zoom capability?
No, it does not.
You can use 32GB micro sd card.
Charging: 5V/1A (about 2 hours)
a remote control along with an easy to use Free Wifi APP for iOS and Android phones
Go on craigslist and buy a used Canon point-and-shoot for $20.
Point and shoot cameras record video and everything these days.
ya get what you pay for... get a GoPro Hero 6 with a stabalizer... all you’ll ever need!
Pray... and press. Which is best?
720 is standard high definition Television broadcast these days, sports programs, etc. 1020 X 1920 is very high quality HD for home, though if you have any thought of editing, you will need a high end graphic computer to do it. For shoot and plug into your TV should be fine. Stay away from 4K unless you have 4K TV.
Get a Cop Bodycam.
Sorry to say, your info is about 10 years out of date.
It is hard to buy anything but a tiny TV in 720P, and 4K is rapidly becoming mainstream.
That being said, even if you target 1080P TVs for viewing, 4K is still good to use for recording. Then, since you have extra resolution, you can shoot with a wider lens setting, and use that excess resolution as "buffer" that stabilization features in video editing software can use to "soak up" any un-smooth movement when filming.
720 TVs may be small, but that is the broadcast standard today. Keep in mind they are using $50,000 cameras with $30,000 lenses to broadcast that picture. Have you ever edited HD footage in a standard, run of the mill computer?
What EPU said, you won’t be happy for long with a $60 hidef camera.
You realize a new iPhone 7+ will do 4K images? I got rid of my cameras years ago because the last several generation of iPhones took better pictures than even my very expensive cameras. Just upgrade your phone if you don’t already have one.
I have a GP 5 and am impressed with it.
It sits in the truck console most of the time, I’ve used it seriously two or three times.
My GH4 doesn’t see much use these days either.
I have a few things going on and playing with the cameras simply hasn’t happened.
NBC and CBS use 1080x1920 but I agree 4k is overkill, especially since it looks like he has a $60 budget and he’d need a hundred dollar memory card to be big and fast enough to be useful for 4k.
Funny thing, you can do some basic video editing on 1080p video on a $200 phone.
Yes, I have edited 1080p on my phone too, but it is limited. I use a high end graphics desk top for all other editing.
Sorry, 400.00 is way to much
Thanks. That is the type of advice I was looking for. This PC has a 4-core 4.2ghz cpu with 16 ram, but cheap video card.
Will research. Thanks.
See I knew there were some FReepers who knew this stuff! Thanks.
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