Cameras and Camcorders

Cameras and Camcorders

A video recorder or an HD camcorder is a fantastic investment. However, not everyone understands why having a camera for a holiday or other special events is so desirable with the rise in popularity of camera phones. It is true that camera phones are a very handy way of taking photographs and video and although the picture quality has improved, it’s still no match for a top quality digital camera or HD video recorder. Here at Chapman’s Electrical in the West Midlands we offer a great selection both video and still image cameras, from some trusted big name brands.

We all have precious memories. Events and occasions that we want to capture and saved for years. It might be memories of a child growing up, holidays, a marriage ceremony, family meal, or even a road trip. So how can you preserve those memories for years? A modern digital camera or HD camcorder can capture those memories carefully and with crystal clear quality. Unlike older video cameras, they perfectly preserve sound and color. You can safely keep these memories for years on a format like a minidisc or DVD without any worry. Video and image files can be effortlessly transfers and stored on to a whole host of devices including memory sticks and online storage clouds.

Here are a few things we tell customers to think about before buying either a video recorder or HD camcorder:


  • Is it important that you see your shots a few moments after they were taken? If so, you might want to invest in a camcorder with a built-in screen;
  • What medium would you like to shoot with?
  • What will you typically use this camera for? Will it be just a camera for a holiday, or for shooting amateur films;
  • What is your overall budget?


If you are looking for more guidance in what sort of video recorder or HD camcorder to purchase for your family, come and visit our Cradley Heath showroom. We have a great selection of camcorders on our shelves for you to check out. You might even be able to score an exclusive deal when you come see us. Any of our helpful and knowledgeable staff are more than willing to advise you on what would be the best camera for you. Here at Chapman’s Electrical we also offer a video to DVD transfer service. So if you have any old home movies on VHS that you want to preserve for future generations, why not ask us about upgrading to a longer lasting DVD discs.

What our Customers have to say:


The reason that I contacted Chapmans was to ascertain whether, or not, a specific product was in stock. Having already discovered a number of outlets that had it ready for dispatch, I was looking for the best deal. There were lower prices to be found elsewhere, but the best 'deal' included more than simply monetary value. The service that Lisa gives. is what provided the added value that gave me the motivation to place an order and wait for the "not in stock" item to come into stock. A family run firm will always have a vested interest in keeping customers happy, but I feel that the personal attention to detail which made me feel special, is more of a mission statement than a process of procurement of profit. Well done Lisa, well done Chapmans. Contented customers are repetitive customers. I salute you.

Date: 2015-03-10 18:40:18

Name: Glyn Russell