Difference between high and regular definition digital video camcorders

What is the difference between high definition and regular definition digital video camcorders?  When is it worth spending the extra money to get a high definition digital camcorder?
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Without getting insanely technical, "HD" or High Definition camcorders push much more info into each frame than SD.

For instance, you could say SD "looks" at the scenery, while HD "sees" the bird in the maple tree on the left branch eating a berry with the words "Yummy" written on it. :)

It's typically not a big difference in cost anymore for HD, so unless you're unable to do it it's just best to get the better quality 'corder.

Now, saying you're absolutely unable to go the SD route, most home users will be fine with SD camcorders if they're not used to HD, or if they don't have an HDTV, which would be required to show the quality of the HD camcorder anyway.


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Er, make that "Now, saying you're absolutely unable to go the "HD" route,"
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The above answer from DangItMarilyn was proudly brought to you by 'Yummy', the beer that supports the bird in the maple tree on the left branch eating a berry with 'Yummy' written on it.

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