Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best video digital camera list is limited to cameras with the 1080p (HDTV) recording format.

With so many advancements in digital photography can video be far behind. Do you want to capture your kid's concert or your friend's wedding or simply a beautiful moment of nature? Gone are the days when you had to use only a camcorder to record video, because your digital camera video quality was just passable. Now most digital cameras have accomplished recording capabilities. You can get the best of both worlds with a digital camera which takes both still pictures as well as records video. The best video digital cameras have advanced HD recording capabilities which can be directly viewed on your HDTV with a HDMI input.

And with the advent of social networking sites, the young and tech savvy crowd can record their memorable moments and even upload the same directly using Wi-Fi which is supported by some cameras. Using a digital camera to capture video clips has become increasingly popular.

If you plan to shoot a lot of video clips, then you need to check the video resolution. The best video digital cameras these days can record at HD quality of 1080p, though 720p HD is more common. Also the higher the fps(frames per second) the better the quality of the video. An important factor to check befor buing the best digital video camera is the quality of audio captured and whether stereo input is supported. The best video digital cameras support zooming while capturing video and advanced features like freeze of still image from a video clip. Most digital cameras support compression in H.264 or MPEG4 format of the HD video clips which will reduce the space require to store the clips and therefore capture more video.

There are many players in the best video digital camera bandwagon today. This list looks at some of the best digital cameras for video.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Pentax K-3
Sony Alpha A7
Nikon D610
Nikon D5300
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera
Pentax K-3 SLR Camera - Body Only
Sony Alpha a7R Full-Frame 36.3 MP Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only
Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
$2,150
$630 - $1,700
$2,150
$2,500
$647 - $997
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p
1080p (HDTV), 480p
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Camera Type
Compact System Camera, SLR-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
36.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
28.2 mm
43.2 mm
43.18 mm
28.2 mm

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