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Before you spend your hard-earned cash, read our digital video camera reviews and make sure you're getting the best equipment for the money.

Sport HD Cams
Get into the action with hi-def point-of-view cameras
Sport HD CamsThings are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras.

Take point-of-view video head-on
Contour+Want to capture high-quality video of the action—and still be a part of it?

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000A
The latest generation of Sanyo’s unique form-factor cameras boasts impressive still and HD-video capabilities
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000A

Buyer's Guide 2009: HD Camcorders
What to know when shopping for an HD camcorder
Buyer's Guide 2009: HD CamcordersThough the nationwide transition from analog to pure digital TV has again been delayed (sigh!), analog is dead, and not even an act of Congress can resuscitate it. If you’ve been waiting for prices to come down to go high-def with your home movies, we’re pleased to tell you that you easily can get started with full HD video recording for well under $1,000. Even a step up to more sophisticated models with hefty built-in storage won’t break the bank.

D-SLRs + HD Video
New cameras from Canon and Nikon are the first SLRs to include video
D-SLRs + HD VideoDigital video has been a feature of compact digital cameras for years, and recently HD capture has become more common. This feature has now made its way to interchangeable-lens cameras. Though not a replacement for your dedicated HD camcorder, this opens up the possibility to make video part of your usual photography experience, with the added benefit and control of using the optics of your choice.

Still + Video Camcorders
Two cameras in one, digital camcorders can capture still photos alongside your HD video
Still + Video CamcordersOnly a few years ago, high-def video recording was out of reach for most of us. It was the stuff of broadcasters and movie studios, not the home enthusiast. A lot has changed since then, with HD camcorders becoming increasingly mainstream and affordable.

One of the benefits of digital capture is the possibility of capturing motion video and still images with one camera.

Buyer's Guide 2008: Hi-Def Camcorders
Record your life in pro resolution at a comsumer price
Buyer's Guide 2008: Hi-Def CamcordersWith a number of high-definition digital camcorders now on the market, it's time to get up to speed on what to look for. Here, you'll find a selection of what's being offered, plus tips on how to get the best out of your purchase. High definition isn't just limited to HDTV, Blu-ray or HD DVD. Manufacturers are now designing camcorders aimed at consumers that will digitally capture video in HD resolution. It's not just for the pros anymore.

Trade Tricks: Shoot For The Edit
Create more interesting video using these simple and effective tips
Trade Tricks: Shoot For The Edit

You're on a dream vacation in Europe, on a walking tour of an old walled city. You've got your camcorder, so naturally you want to tape everything. But will you want to watch everything again?

EZ DV Camcorders
Capture digital video with these palm-sized, reasonably priced camcorders that boast high-end features
EZ DV Camcorders

Video cameras have come a long way since the days of grainy, choppy home movies. Digital camcorders are now the dominant format on the market and offer remarkable image quality, ease of use and affordability. The new crop of compact digital camcorders has replaced VHS and other analog camcorders as the popular choice and has sparked a renewed interest in video recording.

Cool Gear: Palm-Sized HD Video
Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-HD1 is a glimpse into the future of Hi-Def video capture for consumers
Cool Gear: Palm-Sized HD Video

With high-definition television finding its way into more and more living rooms, it's natural that consumer-level video cameras are beginning to follow suit. Consumer HD camcorders, though still somewhat rare at this point, aren't exactly new, but they tend to be pricey.


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