If you really want to capture and share your holiday memories, you should invest in a video camera. Don’t be that person trying to shoot video with an enormous tablet.

Aim for quality

A video camera allows you to zoom in on the details – you can see the grandkids tackle a slide in the playground or the tiny bits of pollen on a flower.

Check out the zoom on this video of the Aqua Splash park. It was filmed from shore and there’s no shake. Each of the people can be seen clearly.

You can use a video camera to take photos as well as video. You can even use it for night vision.

We love to capture slow motion with video cameras. On a phone or tablet you often have to wait until the subject jumps into a box on the screen. But with a video camera, you can start or stop slow motion whenever you want. It’s far more flexible – and that leads to a superior quality video. This function is great for capturing waterplay, juggling or sports action.

Want to see the opening of a long-awaited garden rose? Or capture a stunning sunset? With a video camera, you can set the capture to hyper lapse, plug in the camera and walk away. That’s not something you could do easily on a tablet.

You can also future proof your video for generations by switching to 4K. It does create larger files, but you will know that your kids and grandkids will be able to watch it in the future.

Share your video

Good quality video is great to share. Show it to your grandkids. Take a video camera with you at times other than big events and capture those little memories that children love to look back on. Let the kids use it, under supervision. They will love your help and your attention.

If your kids are computer savvy, they may even be able to help you to edit the video into little movies. This is a great activity to do together for an afternoon. You can then post your videos onto Facebook, YouTube or TripAdvisor.

Written by Alison Godfrey. Republished with permission of MyDiscoveries.