I came across a really interesting video discussion today by the guys over at the Camera Store TV.  In the video, the guys discuss the state of still cameras with video vs. camcorders.

After a bit of discussion and comparison between the Sony RX10 and the Canon HFG30, the guys come to the conclusion that camcorders are redundant. Take a quick look at the video and we will talk more below…

I tend to agree with what they are saying, and I can’t honestly remember the last time that I used a camcorder. My Canon 6D and EOS M are both superb with video, and so I have no use for a camcorder. I know Pye films all of our workshops with DSLRs, no reason to mess with a camcorder.


So, if you ask me, yeah, camcorders are obsolete. Most still cameras and heck – even most phones nowadays offer decent to good video performance. There is simply no reason for home users to use camcorders anymore.

What are your thoughts on this? Has the rise of DSLR video, or still cameras with video capabilities in general, destroyed the camcorder market or do you think that camcorders still have a place in todays market? Share your thoughts in a comment below to join the discussion.