Nothing can beat the picture/video quality of a camcorder—not even the best digital cameras and smartphones. A full-featured PAL camcorder will give you high definition pictures/videos that gets preserved for decades together. Connect it to a big-screen HDTV, and you are in for a treat, viewing your pictures and recorded videos in wonderful clarity.
Of course, camcorders are not exactly cheap—especially if you are looking to buy the best. Hence, it would be wise to do your homework right and read the relevant reviews of your selected product, before you invest in any of them.
First things first: check the pixel density. The imaging sensors of your camcorder works on the “more the merrier” principle. Basic definition models use 680K-pixel CCDs. What you should look for is megapixel-plus chips in any entry-level AVCHD model. This will ensure not only high-quality video recording but also HD still photographs. Thus, if you are picky about picture quality, go for the highest megapixel Pal camcorder that your wallet permits.
Optical zooms of camcorders are anywhere from 10x to 70x. Small or pocket camcorders usually have less zooming features, but the bigger ones have larger lenses that also give good quality pictures in low light.
Wide-angle focal lengths are another feature that you should look for in your Pal camcorder if you want to capture comparatively broader expanses, especially in small spaces. Always try to zoom the entire focal length of the selected Pal camcorder when you are taking a demo shot from your selected camcorder before you are buying it.
The pixel density of the LCD screen of your camcorder also matters, so choose the highest one you can afford. The range available in the market goes from 2.7-inches and 230K pixels to 3.5 inches and 921K. Remember: A Pal camcorder with a good amount of pixel density and advanced controls is what you should be looking to buy if you want high definition results.