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Important Things to Consider When Purchasing a Panasonic Palmcorder

A Panasonic Palmcorder is a small handheld camcorder made to be portable and practical. Although these video recording devices were initially the combination of video cameras and videocassette recorders, many modern Panasonic camcorders now use digital storage media such as mini-HD, microDVD, internal flash memory, SD cards, and micro SD cards. The onset of these digital storage mechanisms created the ability to store higher resolution video, and more of it, in a smaller medium than ever before.

What is the difference between a camcorder and a Palmcorder?

The difference is that a camcorder is a portable electronic device made for recording a combination of images and audio, while a Palmcorder is the camcorder's smaller, more compact counterpart. They get their name from a combination of the words "palm" and "camcorder," as they are simply camcorders that can often be held in the palm of a hand.

What types of media do camcorders record on?

A camcorder can be built to record images and sound onto anything from full-sized or small VHS-like films, such as the VHS or smaller VHS-C tape, to full-sized or small DVD-like discs, such as the DVD or smaller mini DVD type, or even digital storage such as internal flash memory, small SD cards, and even smaller micro SD cards. When choosing your Panasonic video recorder, it is important to first decide what type of video storage you require or prefer. This way, you can narrow down your search to only the video recording devices that are built for this type of recording.

Will a Panasonic Palmcorder come equipped with its own tripod?

Most likely, no. Although many Panasonic video cameras will often times come equipped with their own tripods, most Palmcorders do not. This is mostly because of their small size and the fact that they are built to be held by the palm of your hand rather than used to film from a tripod or other stabilizing device. It is worth noting, however, that occasionally a small Panasonic camcorder will have the proper gear for attaching a tripod. You can also sometimes find generic tripods built for general and versatile use or specific custom-built tripods for your particular needs.

What special effects can a Panasonic video recorder create?

Not all small Panasonic video recorders have special effects, but when purchasing a Panasonic camcorder, you can sometimes find a few of them. These could liven up your footage next time you're filming your kids playing at the park.

Special effects might include:

  • Sepia
  • Mosaic
  • Stretch
  • Trail
  • Slim