A Guide to Pocket Camcorders

Modern technology is making things smaller all the time, including pocket camcorders. These camcorders are perfect for many different types of people because they fit in your pocket and can be taken anywhere. You will never know when you might need to take your camcorder with you. A pocket camcorder can be taken anywhere and be quickly whipped out at a moments notice.

If you are interested in pocket video cameras, then you should compare the different cameras available. This will help you to get the best value for money while choosing the camera which offers the best features available.


If you're interested in a compact video camera, then most of them will record directly onto either memory cards or internal memory. This ensures that they are as small as possible.

The most popular memory cards available include SD memory cards and memory sticks when dealing with Sony camcorders. It's a good idea to choose a camcorder which has memory cards because the storage can be expanded. Some cheaper cameras have built in memory. This is not expandable and so not as useful.

If you do choose a camera with internal storage, then you must check that it has plenty of storage for your needs.


When choosing a pocket digital video camera, one of the most important things will be the size. It's essential that the camera actually fits in your pocket. Not all so called pocket camcorders can.

Also, consider the quality of the camera and check that it feels okay. You might want to choose a camera brand that you already trust or respect. Popular brands include Sony, Samsung or JVC.

Ease of Use

If possible, try visiting a shop and actually hold the camera. This will allow you to check that it's not only easy to use, but comfortable to hold. Some compact cameras have a poor layout. Check that you will be happy with the camera before buying it.


The compact cameras will have much smaller batteries. This means that you will need to shop around to get the best battery life possible. Cheaper cameras will normally have limited battery life. For your camera to be useful, the battery needs to last for as long as possible.

Some cameras only have a built in battery which cannot be removed or replaced. If you want an easy to use camera, then you should ensure that the battery can be replaced. This will make it much easier to add a new battery and keep a spare which can be charged separately.

Extra Features

Most video cameras feature advanced features such as zoom, picture filters and lightness settings. These extra settings might not be essential, however, they do make using your camera much more enjoyable.


You will probably also be interested in choosing an affordable compact video camera. This will ensure that you don't blow your budget. It will also mean that you have more money available for memory cards or additional accessories that you might require.