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Selecting the Right Camcorder

Whether you are about to purchase your first camcorder or are ready to upgrade your old clunker for a sleek new model, it pays to know what you are looking for. Although the basics of camcorder design have not really changed all that much over the years, the camcorder on the shelf today has many night-and-day differences from its brethren of yesteryear. So before you plunk down some serious cash or some heavy-duty plastic to go home with the camcorder of your dreams, let’s explore what to look for and which

features are essential for any home videographer with an interest in desktop video.