HD, or high definition, is creating quite a lot of interest, due to some very high spirited campaigning done by the cable networks wanting you to buy HD boxes to watch HD on television. What you may not be aware of, is the fact that HD is delivered in a widescreen format of 16:9 instead of the normal television format of 4:3.The average everyday customer has every right to be confused as to what HD really and truly is, as most companies involved with it can't agree on one simple standard. The standard getting the most support with HD is 1080i, which means a resolution of 1080 interlaced lines or 720 progressive lines. The television signals in general will give you 525 lines so the increasing quality is dramatic, if you have the HD gear to watch the video the way it was meant to be.
Cameras that offer HD are simply the best you can buy. They are obviously more expensive than digital cameras, with some models reaching upwards towards 90,000$ and above! These types of cameras are normally for professionals, as the average working man would never be able to afford such an expensive type of HD video camera.
The average HD video cameras will run 800$ and up. HD cameras offer you the chance to shoot high definition pictures and videos, and send them to friends or family. You can also save your shoots to disk or memory card, then take them with you everywhere you go.
If you've yet to see a HD video camera, you'll probably find yourself amazed. The zoom offered with these cameras are amazing, as many can get above 100X! Shooting up close and personal is never a problem with HD video cameras.