What Is a Digital Camcorder Optical Sensor?

Answer Digital camcorders include optical sensors (CCDs) in order to convert light into electronic data. The type and size of the optical sensor on your camera will affect the quality and size of your vid... Read More »

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Is 10x Optical/80x digital good for a camcorder?

Here's a helpful guide for camcorders:…About half-way down the page, under "Key Features You Need to Understand", it has a good explanation for "CCDs: Size... Read More »

What is the difference between optical and digital zoom in a camcorder?

Optical zoom is created by the actual mechanical movement of the lenses (optics!) of the camera. This is similar to using a magnifying glass; the image quality is the same all the way through the ... Read More »

Is there a digital camcorder out there with 10x optical zoom & HD for a decent price?

Olympus Stylus 9000 12 MP Digital Camera12-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints10x wide-angle optical dual image stabilized zoom2.7-inch HyperCrystal III LCD; enhances the bri... Read More »

What is the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom when using a camcorder?

Optical and digital zoom Optical zoom is the change created by focusing lenses to see further away or closer.Digital zoom is a change in the size of the digital optical reader surface used to read... Read More »