Before you head out to the shops to buy a new camcorder there are a few questions you should ask yourself about your camcorder purchase. The more you know about what you want in a camcorder the easier it will be for a salesperson to help you find one to suit your needs. Here are a few things you should think about regarding your camcorder purchase before you begin thinking about a particular camcorder model to buy.
What do I plan on using the camcorder for?
Do you plan on using your camcorder to record family events? Are you intending to attempt to make your own film? What you wish to use your camcorder for can make a dramatic difference to what type of camcorder you should buy. If you plan on recording los of your children's sport days you will want a camcorder with a sports mode. Likewise, if you're going to shoot a lot of your children's school plays you will want a good night vision for when you are in a dimly lit school hall.
Your budgetary restraints?
Do you want to spend £100 or £1000 on your camcorder? If there were a much better camcorder for £50 more would you spend slightly more money than you originally planned? In some cases the price difference can just be for a better resolution, in others it can be tons of better features for not much more money. It is important to think through what you want to get out of your camcorder.
Quick to Learn or Fancy Features?
Do you want to purchase a camcorder than you can use right out of the box or one with more complex features that require lots of instruction reading? If you don't plan on using the extra features buying a camcorder that is full of them will make the camcorder seem more of a burden than it needs to be.. Think about what you would like to do and purchase a camcorder with features which meet your needs- rather than just opting for the seemingly top of the range model.