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What you can Learn about Digital Video Camera Accessories

Digital Video cameras continue to grow in popularity as the number of features increases and the cost decreases. There are a number of Digital Video Camera accessories that can make these devices even more handy and useful. From small “flip” cameras to high-end professional digital video cameras, these technological wonders are becoming nearly indispensable to modern life. Digital video camera accessories can add significantly to your enjoyment of your camera.

One very popular Digital Camera accessory is a tripod. Whether they’re made to stand on the ground, or on a table top, tripods ensure that any video captured will be steady rather than jerky, and it makes it handier to shoot longer videos, since the videographer doesn’t have to hold the camera in place for long times. Tripods range in price from $10 to over $100, so you can find one in just about any price range. Check out Gorillapod tripods, too. They have bendable arms that can secure your camera to most anything.

One of the most useful digital camera accessories is an extra battery. Having a battery run down at a critical point in a video shoot can be a hassle, unless there are back-up batteries available. You’ll have to buy one to fit the exact model of video camera, because they all require different batteries. By giving batteries to the video photographer in your life, you’re really giving the gift of time savings. It’s a great accessory to treat yourself to as well.

Extra memory cards are also extremely useful digital camera accessories. Some cameras can take more than one kind, but you should check the model number to be sure. If you, or the person you’re buying for don’t have a built in computer card reader, you can buy card readers that attach to the USB port. These are incredibly handy for transferring video to other people’s computers, where there might or might not be a card reader built in.

For around $20 you can get a power adapter for the hugely popular Flip video cameras. These will charge up a flip camera in 2 to 3.5 hours, plus they’re compact and fold up even more compactly so they’ll have no trouble fitting in a pocket, purse, or Camera Case.

Another terrific little item is the Nikon 7072 Lens Pen Cleaning System. It’s a pen shaped device that can be used to clean lenses on cameras, telescopes, or binoculars. It contains a soft, retractable brush, plus a non-liquid cleaning compound on a tip made of chamois. It’s perfect for getting fingerprints, dust, and debris off a lens and costs about $10.

Attachable LCD shades are great digital video camera accessories. They come in sizes to fit 2.5 and 3 inch LCD screens and can be had for under $20. They make shooting video outdoors in bright conditions much easier on the eyes by shading the LCD screen so that it shows up better.

Digital video camera accessories are more than fun little add-ons. They can genuinely make it more convenient to use a Digital Camcorder, and are welcomed by all digital video enthusiasts. Digital video camera accessories range in cost from under $10 to over $100, so you’re certain to find something in your preferred price range. They make great gifts, even if the recipient is you!

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