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This is an image of a non-portable video camera: As @MoritzLost explains above, the terminology is very fluid and somewhat irrelevant. The Panasonic video camera pictured here becomes a camcorder when the recording module is attached (as shown).


Terminology In theory, a camcorder is a video camera that also records video. A long time ago, this was an important distinction, since movie cameras (which are analog and record to film) and other now somewhat obsolete cameras didn't have inbuilt recording capabilites. (DISCLAIMER: opinionated paragraph ahead!) This distinction doesn't really matter ...

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