A portable video camera (or ‘camcorder’) that is used to electronically capture and record moving images onto a format, usually a videotape or memory card, which can then be played back via a VCR, computer or the cameras own screen or eyepiece. Video cameras that use magnetic tape can record up to 2 hours of footage, whereas digital video recorders can store 8 or more. Some particularly professional cameras make it possible to link up through a live network where viewers may watch the recordings both live and remotely.
- Video Cameras have a battery life of approximately 4 hours.
- Cameras can pick up sound within 30ft.