3 Tips About Video Cameras to Know Before Buying

There are a few things to know about video cameras before purchasing one. A camera is the one piece of filmmaking equipment that is constantly changing, especially in the last decade. Years ago, the images from most video cameras looked poor in terms of quality. In recent times, you can walk into an electronics store and buy a camera that shoots HD for a few hundred bucks. Here are three tips to know before you buy one.

1. Research What Cameras the Store Carries

Before you walk into the store, you should go on their website to see what they keep in stock at the store, and compare the various features. It's always in your favor as the consumer to know what you want before you walk in there.

2. Research the Camera You Want

Once you know what camera you want, you should research it online. Technology is always changing; the camera you want might be an old model that's about to be replaced with something newer or better (for the same price) in a month.

3. Research the Compressor

Just because a camera can shoot HD doesn't mean it will look that great. These cameras all use compressors to store the video and some compressors look better than others when played back. See what others think about it before you walk into the store.