What are 1080p video cameras?

1080p video cameras are video cameras with 1920x1080 px video quality. This is also known as Full HD video quality (FHD). 1080p video quality is a step below 4K, or Ultra HD. The majority of camcorders and many DSLRs offer 1080p video quality.

1080p video cameras are a great tool for vlogging. They can make very high-quality, on-market videos that your followers will relate to without breaking the bank. This can be a great fit for adventurers, musicians, filmmakers, and more. There are a wide variety of 1080p cameras on the market across industries, like the GoPro, various camcorder setups, and even DSLRs.

Keep in mind, there’s a big difference between 1080p and 1080i. 1080p is short for “progressive scan”, while 1080i is short for “interlaced scan”. For 1080i, odd and even rows of pixels illuminate on an alternating fashion, whereas with 1080p, rows of pixels are scanned progressively. This is mainly important information when dealing with HDTVs. Needless to say, 1080p is a higher quality than 1080i.

1080p video cameras are an excellent choice because they provide really high quality for entry-level videographers. You don’t need to be a professional to get started with high quality video anymore. Cameras with 1080p give a great starting point to build from, without emptying your bank account or forcing you to read through confusing documentation to understand how it works.

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