Best Rated Digital Camcorders

A video camera that can also take pictures and capture DVD footage is ideal for most families and businesses these days, so if you are looking for a way to make sure that all your special moments can be caught on tape or DVD, you will want to check out the best rated digital camcorders from your favorite electronics companies.

If you want a camcorder that is especially small and compact, you may want to check out devices like the Xacti VPC-HD2 from Sanyo. This is one of the digital camcorders that will give you great color when you are recording, and the device takes great digital photos that you can upload onto your computer.

However, some folks that have purchased the product say that the video quality of the device is average, so you may consider using this camera for short clips and digital photos mainly.

Other digital camcorders you may want to take a look at include the Hitachi DZHS300A. The footage you capture with the camera can be burned directly onto a DVD, or be recorded in video form on an internal hard drive. The quality of the videos is good, so you will be able to get bright color and sharp contrasts when you are filming. This camera is mainly for video footage, so while it can take digital photos, this is not its strong point. This Hitachi model is also best suited for individuals who have used a camcorder before, since the menus and functions can be a little confusing for beginners.

Sony makes quality digital camcorders as well with their Handycam being one of the most popular models, since it is compact and works well for shooting home movies, creating slide shows, and making digital photo albums. The video quality on these cameras is excellent, and the device is very easy to use, no matter how accustomed you are to camcorders. Since these cameras are not HD, you may want to search through the Sony site to find other cameras that will give you the same picture quality with high definition. 

If you want to be able to compare digital camcorders side by side in terms of price and features, you can also check out the shopping sections of the Yahoo and Microsoft homepages. You will be able to get links to other online stores that are selling the video cameras that you want, along with customer and company reviews that will help you to narrow down your choices.