Tips for Choosing a DV Camcorder

Tips for Choosing a DV Camcorder
A DV camcorder is a good choice for most people as gifts, but a bad one is excluded. Therefore, enough attention should be paid to the decision on which one should be picked. You may probably wonder what can be the standards for making such a decision. Then here are some tips for you.
First of all, do a research. It means you should at least surf on the internet to get an overall knowledge about the DV camcorder, such as the average price, the main functions, and the famous brands. Then it is time for you to make a budget. You should consider what price is the upper-limit and what price is the most acceptable one. Taking a note is a good way to control your budget and carry out your plan.
Second, after narrowing down by price limit, you can go to select the proper brand. According to the number written down, you can skip lots of brands as well because products of different brands usually are in different levels of price.
Third, pay attention to the storage medium of the DV camcorders. There are mainly three types of storage medium in the markets. And they have different advantages and disadvantages. Magnetic tape can be used repeatedly with the best effect, while it takes lots of time to deal with the operations in later period and the costs will be high if no personal computer is available. Micro-diver can be reused with a relatively good effect and the dial can record directly. But it is not developed well enough to be applied perfectly. Its power consumption and high heat production are the weakness. DVD is the easiest one to operate for users. However, with a poor outcome, it cannot be reused. And it is inconvenient to do the modification and the edit.
Apart from the storage medium of the DV camcorders, you should also check the shot and CDD. As to the shot, you should take the optical zoom into consideration. While as to the CDD, just remember that the bigger size of the CDD, the clearer video you get.
To sum up, it is a great idea to buy a DV camcorder as a Christmas gift. Make use of the tips introduced above, and you will make a right choice.