What is the most important Feature for Camcorders?
Buy the cheapest CamCorder "with a Remote Control"
This is the most important feature on any Camcorder. Because it gets rid of the jiggle at the beginning and end of every video 'caused by' pushing the Start/Stop Record button. The start and finish of each video clip is extremely important "because" video sites play the videos and when finished; either the First or Last frames remain up on the screen. Fuzzy movement in these frames is crap.
We were out and about looking at some property. The primary video responsibility was to capture the Phone# and Name on the 'for sale' signs and the Camcorder has a GPS option so we could look the over-view up on google maps later. Before I started recording; I zoomed way out into some beautiful clouds at sunrise and turned recording on. (using the REMOTE) after a couple seconds I reduced the zoom to ZERO and pan the general area slowly. Then zoomed in on the Sign details and hit STOP on the RC.
So when possible; try to frame something nice at the beginning and end of each video. Without a RC you would have to EDIT Out the blurry beginning and end segments on almost every video.
Come on manufacturers Wise up and put this option on the lower end Camcorders or else!! You competition will and you'll be history.
Everything Video is Challenged at the "Digital Video ShowDown"
Is it uncut nature video or a fabrication? To edit or not.