Finding the best camcorder isn’t always so easy. Even if you stick with the top brands of Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung, there are a number of models available in different price ranges. Every camcorder maker naturally claims theirs is best, and you’ll see tons of online reviews each claiming one or another camcorder is the best camcorder.
What you really need is the best camcorder for you and how you plan to use it. For example, a 3D Panasonic camcorder is really cool. It’s a great camcorder, if a bit pricey. However, if you don’t have a 3D TV, and don’t plan to buy one anytime soon, why would you buy a 3D camcorder? When you play back the video on your TV, you won’t see the 3D images so this may not be the best camcorder for you.
Look or a camcorder that has great picture and sound quality of course, and if you’re a filming novice, automatic features that focus and adjust all the setting for you. Most of the Panasonic camcorder line features Intelligent Auto, a button which focuses the camcorder and adjusts the brightness. You just pick it up and shoot, knowing you’ll get great quality pictures. For a novice, this is the best camcorder. It’s also a good feature for anyone who needs to shoot a video in a hurry, because most subjects aren’t going to wait around while you adjust all the settings on your camcorder.