Camcorders to take with you while traveling

In the war between camcorders and DSLR, it looks like camcorders are slowly losing the battle. But that does not mean, there are no good camcorders available in the market. Companies like Sony, JVC and Canon are coming back strongly with HD and 4K camcorders that can displace DSLR from the top position.

I strongly believe if you are looking for video recording with a professional touch, then you need to use camcorders. Yes, DSLR is good but for the overall effect you need a good quality camcorder. Here is a list of 3 camcorders that you should consider buying.

Sony HDR-CX330 HD Camcorder

Sony is the leading manufacturer of camcorder for years now. Sony HDR-CX330 HD Camcorder is a simple, easy to use camcorder that supports Wi-Fi. It has 16 GB internal memory. The dual flash camcorder can take HD quality videos. It has a new wide angle lens of 29.8 mm with 30x optical zoom. The camcorder offers 2.7 inch LCD screen with 9.2 megapixels for taking still images. The built-in Wi-Fi allows you to connect your camcorder with your Smartphone or PC. You can get this splendid device for less than 350$.

Panasonic HC-V550 Camcorder

Panasonic has been in the market for years. It is one of the brands that have been giving Sony tough competition. Panasonic HC-V550 Camcorder offers full HD recording with 2.51 megapixels and has a 3 inch LCD screen. It has a healthy 60x optical zoom and premium optical image stabilization. What makes Panasonic HC-V550 Camcorder stand out from the rest is the size and easy-to-use features. The compatible size makes it easy to carry anywhere and it is worth every penny you spend. The color accuracy of Panasonic HC-V550 Camcorder is pretty good when compared to other models in this price range. The audio quality is good and you can even hear the slightest noise without any difficulty. At less than $400, Panasonic HC-V550 Camcorder is a good buy.

 

JVC Everio GZ-R70

When compared to the other two models, JVC Everio GZ-R70 is more compact and lightweight. It can record quality HD videos fully and is easy to operate. Even a beginner can use the camcorder without any training. JVC Everio GZ-R70 is water resistant, dust proof and freeze proof making it easy to carry anywhere without worrying. JVC Everio GZ-R70 has a 3 inch touch LCD screen with the record button placed at the back. The battery life of the camcorder is good; the in-built battery allows you to record for more than 3 hours. You can quickly charge the battery using the mini-USB port. You can get this camcorder for less than $500.

So why wait? Go, grab your camcorder today and record memories for the future!

 

 

 

My input on radar detectors

  Do you believe in radar detectors? After I got two tickets for speeding, I decided it is time for me to have a radar detector installed in my car. Radar detectors give the driver timely alerts to warn him about how speedily he is driving. Thus, the driver can slow down and drive safely. I did some research and found out that you can get very good radar detectors but they can cost you a lot of money. I was not ready to spend so much on a radar detector.

So, I decided to go for a cheap radar detector. Cheap doesn’t mean that the radar detectors lack in any features. Neither does it mean that the radar detectors last only for two or three months. They are reasonably good products that have good features and last long. The advantage of going for cheap radar detectors is that it does not cost you a fortune, and if there is any issue with it, you can easily replace it with a new one without feeling guilty.

Even if you buy an expensive model, if it stops working, the chances of getting it repaired are very less. So, it is better to go for a cheap product, right?

It was after few days of researching I found out a radar detector that costs around $50. Yes, you heard it right, it is just 50$. If you go for a high end radar detector, you might have to pay more than $600. Be it a costly one or a cheap one, you have to make sure your radar detector meets the following requirements. Without that, there is no use of having a radar detector installed in your car.

When shopping for a radar detector, make sure the radar detector you decided to buy can detect all types of radar signals. There are manufacturers who guarantee that their products detect up to 9 bands. All this is just a marketing gimmick. Never fall for such statements.

Range is another factor you need to consider. You should make sure your radar detector covers a good distance; otherwise you will land up in front of cops with all the evidence they need to give you a ticket.

Only expensive radar detectors offer guarantee, so you don’t have to worry about that factor here. By spending around $50 to $100 you can get a cheap but feature full radar detector that can be easily installed in your car. So, why worry about speed tickets? Just spend a few dollars and drive freely without fear.

 

 

5 gadgets you need when you’re traveling

If you’re a constant traveler, you must probably already master the art of packing and unpacking in just a matter of minutes. When it comes to personal travels, I mostly prefer short-term trips and weekend getaways or city breaks. They are often extremely convenient in price and can help you visit more places throughout the year.

Thus, packing only the essentials and traveling light has become my ultimate mantra which I stick to no matter what. However, when it comes to gadgets, I often find myself wondering how many should I take or which are the ones that I will truly require. If you’re thinking alike, I have come up with a list of gadgets you will certainly need to make your travels easier and more comfortable.

Leak-proof travel bottles

The number one rule of traveling light is to never take large containers with you, including your favorite cosmetics and perfumes. And, while there are countless options of travel-size kits for shaving, washing, shampooing, and conditioning, not all of us are keen on letting their favorite products at home.

So, if you are like me and cannot get through the day without your washing routine using your favorite products, you can easily squeeze some of the bottle’s content into a smaller travel bottle, and take it away with you anywhere you go. After all, you won’t be needing the whole content for just a few days.

 

Power banks and 3-in-1 cables

Smartphones have become indispensable anywhere we go, so why risk running out of juice just when you find yourself in front of a beautiful place or landscape you need to photograph? If you want to always keep in contact with your loved ones and share unforgettable memories from the places you travel to, make sure to always have a high-power power bank with you. Additional connectors can come in handy especially if you like outdoor experiences or travel with friends.

Portable Keyboard

If you can’t seem to quit working not even when you’re on a vacay, a lighter method instead of carrying your laptop with you would be to only purchase a portable keyboard. This can be easily attached to your tablet, which is more lightweight and most useful for the entire family. So, all you have to do is to connect the keyboard to your tablet and you’ve come up with a smart solution for answering emails or even working remote, even from a sunny beach.

 

Satellite phone

If your traveling plans include deserted areas of the globe such as far-away islands, deserts or Amazonian forests, you won’t be able to use many of your regular smartphone’s features and apps. So, if you need to stay in touch with your loved ones and let them know you are safe in your travels, a satellite phone is the right purchase for you.