Determine your budget before starting to lookout for a digital video camera. It will help you narrow down your search of cameras.
Once you have figured out how much money you can spend on buying a camera, define your purpose of purchasing the digital video camera. For instance, if your aim is to only shoot family events like birthday and picnic parties, you should then purchase a basic video camera. However, if you are aiming to shoot videos professionally, you should then go for a advance camera.
The next thing you want to figure out is that whether you want a camera that records videos onto tapes or the one that record onto memory cards or compact discs. It will further narrow down your search in finding a perfect digital video camera.
Once you have determined all the aforementioned aspects, you should start searching for the camera on the World Wide Web. Make a list of those cameras that fall down perfectly according to your requirements. Once you have made a list, try reading reviews about those cameras. Everyone will have his/her own opinions, but they will help you in determining whether that specific camera will be able to gratify your needs or it is a waste of money. Try to narrow down your list furthermore after reading the reviews.
Visit the stores that have branded cameras available. Tally all the details you have noted down before with the ones you inspect at the store. If you can try out those cameras then do not hesitate, and try out to get a feel of those.
Once you have done all the research, pick the best one that does not only fall under your budget but compliance your needs as well.