It was the era of the ’90s which was known for video production. The digital video changed everything and it could pipe the footage straight into the computer via Firewire. But how exactly do the Panasonic camcorders stay relevant even in the 2019s? Here’s how:
All Camcorders are revamped now. Their functionality has been designed in such a way that they deliver the best of both worlds – from mirrorless cameras to high-end DSLR cameras. Now it’s up to you whether you want a complete package of mirrorless cameras and phones into one. Meanwhile, on the high end, cinema cameras are becoming more affordable. It provides a better option for independent filmmakers to explore their filmography in a closer way.
What Makes the Camcorders So Different?
Camcorders may represnt a niche product category now, but there are many reasons which make them exist and companies continue to develop latest models every year. Here’s more on that:
The foremost reason to buy camcorders is for the lens. Camcorders tend to make do with the very small imaging sensors compared to a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. It is even sometimes smaller than the phone. This often leads to poor low-light performance, but on the brighter side, it allows a longer zoom lens. This long zoom is perfect for filming everything – right from little leagues games to travel vlogs. You could technically get similar levels of zoom by using multiple lenses on a DSLR or mirrorless camera. In case of a camcorder, you could easily create a smooth, slow zoom to reveal and introduce a location.
In order to avoid tariffs, many camera manufacturers would limit the video recording time of their photography oriented cameras to just 29 minutes 59 seconds, except for Panasonic Camcorders. If a camera can record 30 minutes of video, it is identified as a video camera and is subject to higher import fees in markets.
So, the next time you’re going for event photography, you can easily take your camcorder for doing it effortlessly. From live performance, sports, wedding receptions, etc.
Additionally, Camcorders have no record time limit and rather allows to swap out the stock battery for a higher capacity version to further extend operating time. Camcorders with “open back” design are built to accommodate larger batteries.
Microphone inputs are common in all types of camcorders, however, they are limited to only midrange and other DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Therefore, if you’re into recording and your viewers/audiences would like to have a quality sound in your work, then a high-end camcorder is all you need.
Check out the most-loved Panasonic camcorders from our collection below: