When it comes to picking a video camera, having the best qualities for the right price is paramount.
Knowing how the camera will be used will help determine what type of video camera to get: standard or action. Video with higher quality is meant for recording in tough elements: dust, shock, freezing, or water.
This version is used to create videos for commercial use. Conversely, the standard video camera is more than sufficient for family videos and events (for a fraction of the price too!). So which is the best video camera of 2015?
The Best five are manufactured by Samsung, Canon, Sony, and Panasonic.
Having a good resolution is the most important factor in choosing a video recorder. This ensures for a good, clean image and video. 1280 x 720p or 1920 x 1080p are more common resolutions in standard video cameras. Those should be the minimum when looking for clear images. Professional video cameras reach resolutions up to 3840 x 2160p.
Storage becomes another factor when choosing a camera. Having enough internal storage for videos and images can help (for those situations where a sim card is forgotten)
Zoom features are also important. Specialists recommend nothing smaller than 10x optical zoom when choosing a video camera. Sound is another concern. Those with either a stereo microphone or ports to connect a microphone are great options.
Samsung F90. The Samsung 590 has 720p resolution, a 52x optical zoom, 2.7” LCD screen, while having a 1 pound weight and cool price of $167.
Canon VIXIA HR R500 Digital. This video camera has 1080p HD resolution with a 32x optical zoom, and 3” LCD screen for $258. It weighs 0.4 more pounds than the Samsung F90. It also has an input port for an external microphone as well.
Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD. The VIXIA HF G20 HD has up to 12 hours of HD resolution (1080p) recording time and internal storage up to 32 GB. It has an optical zoom of 10x and weighs 4.06 pounds, all for $799.
Sony HDRCX240/B. The Sony HDRCX240/B comes with 1920 x 1080p resolution, 27x optical zoom, a 2.7” LCD, and a weight of 2.16 pounds for $299.
Panasonic HC-V110.This camera has 1080p HD resolution, 38x optical zoom, 2.7” LCD, and a 1.1 pound weight for $481.
Which is the best video camera of 2015? Ultimately, the best camera, for both its quality and price is the Canon VIXIA HR R500 Digital. This video camera provides high quality resolution (HD), a larger screen, with comparable weight as well. While a little bit more expensive than the Samsung F90 (the cheapest option), the Canon VIXIA HR R500 Digital, with its high optical zoom and external sound port, make it the best deal of 2015.