What's the difference between a "Mini DV Camcorder" and a " DVD Camcorder"?

Answer The basic answer is that miniDV camcorders record onto digital tapes and DVD camcorders record onto DVD-R/RW discs.The long winded answer is, depends.If you want the best quality (not considering H... Read More »

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Whats the difference between a $200 HD camcorder and a $2,000 HD camcorder besides features?

Video quality and the user's control over it are HUGE differences. On a $200 camcorder, expect little to no manual zoom (specifically optical zoom) or focus. Expect highly compressed formats like... Read More »

What is the difference between a handycam and a camcorder?

Handycam is a popular Sony brand used to market its camcorder range. It was launched in 1985 as the name of the first Video8 camcorder, replacing Sony's previous line of Betamax-based models, and t... Read More »

What is the difference between a hanycam and a camcorder?

"Handycam" is a Sony brand name. It is a camcorder or videocamera.

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 »