Best Point-and-Shoots & Camcorders for Tutorials


Have no idea what kind of camera or camcorder to buy for shooting video tutorials? No problem! Choose one of our favorites, and then start recording that amazing content.

1. Panasonic HDC-SD60K - $449

This camcorder's zooming capabilities make it stand out. It's great for those up-close shots of applying eye liner and also has an optical image stabilizer so you won't look like you're shaky and rocking back and forth while zoomed in.

2. JVC Everio GZ-HM320BUS - $449.95

Do most of your recording in the evening? This camcorder offers a low-light performance, which means it's sensitive to dimmer settings. The body of the camera is fairly small and sleek, making it highly portable when traveling. 

3. Sanyo VPC-FH1BK - $499

Take photos and record video with this dual-function camcorder. Its 3D noise reduction technology means your voice will come through clearly on the video, and distracting background noises will be toned down. 

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 - $290.99

This point-and-shoot has fast autofocus speeds, good quality in bright lights, and great image sharpness that leads to clearer, more focused videos. It also has a very effective motion deblur mode and stabilization, both of which help make your footage look less rocky and shaky.

2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 - $429.00

For those who like to fuss with manual settings, this camera will give you the creative control you covet. With its ultra-wide-angle lens and F2.0 aperture, you can get better focus on your subject and produce more artsy detailed shots that can make your video look that much more polished. 

3. Canon PowerShot Sx210 IS - $309.00

This Canon has a 14x zoom lens and takes superior-quality video. It's very slick and slimmed down, so you can easily take it on the go. It also has an array of manual controls for fine-tuning the focus, lighting settings, and aperture.

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