Finding The Perfect Camcorder

Over the past few weeks I have been checking out different brands of camcorders. It’s been years since I’ve had one and I always borrow someone else’s, so I figured it’s time to get my own.

I love how compact and portable some of these camcorders are nowadays. How fantastic is that? You can throw ‘em in your purse or even your back pocket. I wanted something not only small and portable but something affordable and durable, because everyone in my family, including myself, drops everything.

The Polaroid DVF-720 Digital Camcorder is fun, simple, affordable and my favorite. It’s a pink HD USB Digital Camccorder. It has a 2.4″ LCD screen and has 3x digital zoom and record, plus a built in 32MB or you can grab an optional SD card for additional storage. Download your videos to your PC or Mac with your USB stick easily.

Availble for $78.99 at

The Sharper Image High Definition 51 MP Digital Camcorder with a 24″ LCD Monitor. Another cute and compact camcorder from a reputable company that I trust. This camcorder records both video and audio and doubles as a still camera. With this camcorder you won’t miss any special moments and you’ll be able to get all of the videos and photos you want. It’s easy to use and considered a beginners camera, so you won’t have to worry about trying to figure out what the million buttons and symbols are for.

Available at for $69.99, Best Buy for $79.99 and J&R Computer/Music World for $99.99.

My favorite so far and the camera I think I’ll be going with is the Flip Ultra HD Video. It has 8 GB of memory so you can shoot up to 2 hours of HD video. If you want something that shoots a little less or a little more there are a variety of Flip models available. There are also many fun colors and designs to choose from so I would probably go with something pink, purple or some kind of pastel.

The Flip Ultra is very easy to use, just press the big red button and shoot. That’s my kind of electronic device. Another thing that I really like about this camcorder is that you can keep your video steady with image stabilization. After a coffee or two, chatting away at a soccer game sometimes makes the videos I shoot a little jiggly, so my family will enjoy not getting dizzy from watching my videos taken with this camcorder. There are a variety of Flip camcorders available from so you can search through and find the one you like best.

The Flip Ultra HD Video 8 GB in Black is available at for $93.44.

If you’re looking for a camcorder like I am and would like to save as much as you can, there are a variety of brands and models of camcorders for under $100. Many cost way less and they’re compact, durable and give you high quality video and photos that you can enjoy with your family and friends.

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