Sunday, October 13 2013

The death of the camcorder?

I was in two large Costcos this weekend, with their displays all set up for the holiday season. The only camcorder they stocked was the GoPro. Everything else was a digicam advertising 1080p HD video support, in one of the usual form factors. Up to 42x optical zoom, although for the most part the ISO rating didn’t go high enough to compensate for the f/6-ish aperture at the long end.

For all the trash talk about the iPhone killing off the digicam, it looks like the digicam killed the camcorder first.