digital video cameravideo camcorder, or digital camcorder is a device that records video to formats including Digital8, MiniDV, DVD, a hard drive, or solid-state flash memory. Some digital camcorders also have the capability of taking still pictures and storing on separate , typically the same type as used in digital cameras. While the image quality may not be quite as good as a standard digital camera, this allowed users to carry just one device to record both video and still images. In the picture is an example of a digital camcorder.

Compared to analog camcorders, digital camcorders can record video at a higher resolution. Some digital camcorders can even record at high definition quality. Most digital camcorders today use either a hard drive or solid-state flash memory and record in formats like MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. To get the recorded video onto a computer for editing and copying to a DVD, digital camcorders can be to a computer by use of a USB or FireWire cable. Digital camcorders also typically include the capability to be connected directly to a TV for video playback, using either composite video cables or HDMI on newer models.

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