With so many new cameras offering the ability to shoot high-definition video, many people are replacing a digital camcorder with a still image camera, giving them both video and still images. If you want to create point and shoot movies, you really need to do some homework before buying a new camera, making sure it includes the exact features you want.
Use these tips to make the most of your point and shoot camera’s movie mode, finding the type of hardware you need to make the most of your point and shoot movie capabilities.
- If you’re in a hurry, finding the right buttons for movie shooting can be tricky. Be sure to test your camera’s movie mode before you need it in a pinch.
- When you’re looking to purchase a beginner-level camera that you plan to use to shoot HD video, it’s important to know that the camera has the features that will meet your needs. Make sure you know the maximum video resolution that the camera can record, usually 1080p or 720p. Also, make sure you know what type of speed the camera can offer with point and shoot movies. Anything less than 24 frames per second probably will significantly affect image quality in a negative way.