19th Nov 2008

Digital Video Cameras


The digital video camera has undergone a transformation. DV cameras that record to tape are just about gone, and hard disk camcorders have just about reached their limits. The latest developments are high definition (HD) capture and the use of flash memory for storage. Standard definition cameras are now so cheap anyone can afford one, however before you spend your money, check out a good HD digital video camera first.

High definition video cameras have the ability to capture at up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixel frame size in progressive-scan or interlaced format. Progressive scan capture is the ideal format, but some cameras record interlaced video and claim “progressive scan output” or “1080p output”.

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