It is a 2D camcorder which can shoot in HD; 3D is achieved by a detachable conversion lens.Some pocket cameras, mobile phones and camcorders are shock-, dust- and waterproof.

This light exposure is converted into an electrical charge.Tape-based (MiniDV/HDV) camcorders are no longer popular, since tapeless models (with an SD card or internal SSD) cost almost the same but offer greater convenience; video captured on an SD card can be transferred to a computer faster than digital tape.4 A key component was a single camera-recorder unit, eliminating a cable between the camera and recorder and increasing the camera operator's freedom.

Consumer market edit Since the consumer market favors ease of use, portability and price, most consumer-grade camcorders emphasize handling and automation over audio and video performance.3 Kodak announced a new camcorder format in 1984, the 8 mm video format.