Today I am going to discuss a topic that is highly debatable. There are millions of people out there who prefer using the phone over a camcorder. On the contrary, there are many others who still use camcorders instead of a phone. Let me tell you why I prefer to use a camcorder instead of my phone.
There is no issue in agreeing to the fact that in the last few years, the demand for camcorders and digital cameras has taken a beating due to the popularity of Smartphones flooding the market. One of the main reasons for this is the advanced camera qualities offered by the various Smartphones like iPhone, and Samsung Galaxy to name a few. But, for people like me, who care more about the quality of the picture than the convenience of carrying it around, a camcorder is still the preferred choice.
I have a Panasonic HC VX870 camcorder. The ability to shoot 4K video makes it stand out from the rest of the competition. The quality of the video is really sharp and crisp compared to the video shoot in an iPhone or any other Smartphone.
The image stabilization feature of the iPhone is good, but it is not as sharp as the one you get with a camcorder. When filming videos, camcorders provide various options compared to a Smartphone. One of the main problems I face with the phone is that we may need to take videos in the vertical position. It is good to see videos shot vertically when you are viewing it on a mobile, but if you wish to share these videos on YouTube, will they look good? I really doubt it. My camcorder records videos horizontally by default and I am able to share my videos online too without any problem.
Another reason I identified is that when the object moves or if you are on a move while shooting, it becomes really difficult to get a clear, good quality video using the phone. But, when I used my camcorder, it was able to record quality videos with ease in spite of being in motion.
Proper light is an important factor when you are shooting videos using your phone. Even though Smartphones offer flash and various light adjustments, you still be satisfied with the quality of videos when the light is not sufficient. But, with my Panasonic camcorder, I was able to record good quality videos that too with a nice sound quality even in presence of background noise.
Can you imagine a movie being captured using a phone right? Similarly, I strongly believe it is hard to replace a camcorder with a phone, especially for those who are concerned about the quality of the recorded picture.