Proper camcorders are easier


Proper camcorders are easier to hold, easier to do clever stuff on, have decent audio and lots of other differences, You need a lens that stays in focus as you zoom – photo type lenses don’t! You probably need a 17:1 or greater zoom which will be expensive, With a proper servo, and probably zoom demand for the tripod, which needs a decent pro grade head so your panning and tilting are silky smooth. What is your budget?

Cheap tripods and heads mean long lens work is really compromised. It’s similar to shooting football from the stands – you need proper kit.

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Professional camcorders are often smaller, lighter, cheaper, and have more controls than other cameras. These are the best on the market today.