Whats the difference?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Pathfinder55, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    What is the difference between a camcorder and a digital camera that can film movies? Sorry camera novice.
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    The typical difference is in quality of the recording and the format/codec used.

    Usually still cameras that can record video/audio as well, do so in a limited way using a highly compressed format that isn't really intended for editing.

    Most cameras designed specifically for video/audio recording use a higher quality recording format (although that isn't always true these days) and will allow for much more record time.

  3. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    Thanks a bunch!

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