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Chapter 1. The Digital Camcorder > Features Worth Noting

Features Worth Noting

Electronics manufacturers love to make bulleted lists of features. Some you may never need or want, while others can help you improve the footage you shoot.

Focus

It’s a safe bet that you want the subjects in your video to be in focus—but which subjects, and when? Camcorders feature automatic focus control, which is great when you’re shooting footage on the fly. Who wants to try to manually focus when following animals in the wild (Figure 1.9)?


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