3 of the Latest Consumer Video Camera Technologies

The latest video camera units have seen the implementation of a lot of new emerging technologies. The following article lists three of the major technologies implemented in the latest consumer video cameras.

1. High Definition

HD or High Definition is the simple name given to images and videos that have resolutions greater than the standard-definition (SD) video. The lower resolution is 1280×720 (720p) and then it goes up to 1920×1080 (1080i/1080p).

HD recording in video cameras offers much better signal to noise ratios when compared to standard and film based recording. Implementation of HD has major cost and storage space saving advantages. It is also associated with a much higher and wider dynamic range than standard definition cameras.

2. SDHC Cards

The SDHC cards (Secure Digital High Capacity) are the successors of the SD cards and have a storage capacity of up to 32 GB. These cards allow the storage of much more data in a video camera and last much longer. The cards and the devices using SDHC are also backwards compatible with the SD cards.

3. Touch Screens

The advent of touch screen on all mobile devices has captured the imagination of video camera users and manufacturers too. These make the navigation and control settings much easier on a video camera and have the added advantage of providing more space for other functions by getting rid of buttons on the body of the digital video camera.

This technology is still relatively new and a lot of new video cameras do not have great touch screens; these are bound to improve with time.