Advancements in technology are changing the way people interact with the world, and video cameras are changing the way people view the world. It is now possible to see and experience events as they happen whether a person is present for an event or not. The location, distance, or involvement of an individual in relation to an event is no longer able to restrict that person from seeing an authentic account of the action. Personal video cameras record the moments of peoples lives to be revisited at some later date or shared with family and friends who were not present.
The technology behind this transformation is making high-quality video production accessible to both the professional and the hobbyist. The range of SLR cameras on the market today allows for an affordable option for each consumers specific situation. The professional may desire a high-end video camera in order to produce recordings that can be marketed to a commercial audience. The hobbyist may only want a camera that will make it possible to capture and save major events or special occasions in his or her life.
The high-end SLR cameras on the market offer capabilities exceeding 18 megapixels with an ISO range that will produce sharp images even in dimly-lit situations. Additionally, 12 frames per second image capture rates produce vivid continuous video streams for unparalleled clarity. The professional videographer can produce near studio quality recordings at a fraction of the cost of a studio reproduction. It is now easier to capture real events than it is to try and create only a representation of some real event.
The hobbyist may choose to scale back the purchase price of his or her selection by choosing one of many SLR cameras designed with the hobbyist in mind. These compact options are still capable of providing HD quality video capture with varying ranges of megapixel capacity and additional features to suit the consumers budget and need. These options provide users with the ability to easily carry and film activities whenever the mood strikes them. This is a nice way to have a video camera available even for those unexpected occasions when something spontaneous takes place that warrants being recorded.
When seeing is believing, and observing is a means of experiencing, video cameras bring people closer to the reality of life that the second-hand retelling lacks. The actions, expressions, and emotions that can be captured and shared with recorded video far exceed that which can be expressed in a narrative. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth exponentially more.