If we are talking about the best gadgets for presentation then we need to look at the video cameras. Every public speaker needs to have a great video camera that they can rely on when putting together a presentation. Having the right camera on hand makes it much easier to create a presentation that is convincing, interesting, and will keep the audience paying attention.
Without the right equipment, any public speaker will find that they can easily lose the attention of an audience and struggle to remain the star of their own performance.
Best Video Cameras for Public Speakers
#4 Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle
This one here is probably my favorite gadget for the presentation. One of the key reasons that so many public speakers opt for this Sony video camera is how easy it is to use. Right out of the box, it can be used to take both still photographs and video, resulting in wonderful shots that easily add to any presentation and help bring the presentation to life.
The sharp 2.7″ clear LCD display makes it easy for users to record and to check what they are recording without worrying about the quality. Even when used outdoors, this screen produces clear and bright pictures that are very easy to see, making it a great camera for use in any location.
With a 30x optical zoom and 60x clear image digital zoom, this camera may not offer the best zoom on the market, but it is more than enough for most users. This makes it easy to create a video with zoom, helping to identify important parts in the video and to draw attention to various shots.
Not only does this camera come with great features, but it also ships as a part of a bundle, making it an ideal purchase for any public speaker looking for a camera, memory card, extra battery, tripod, and carrying case. Since the camera ships with all of the necessary equipment to get started using it, it’s great for real beginners.
#5 Panasonic Full HD Camcorder HC-V180K
Public speakers who need to get a video or still photographs of other people that they will then use during their performances will love the tight zoom that this Panasonic video camera provides.
The 50x and 90x optical zoom means that users can easily enjoy tight headshots and close-ups at 200 feet without worrying about the picture quality becoming grainy or distorted.
One issue that a lot of video cameras have is a shortened battery life, but this camera offers an exceptional battery that is powerful enough to provide hours of recording. Not only is the battery designed to last for a long time, but the camera can still record when the screen is shut, further increasing battery life.
The microphone on this camera is powerful enough to pick up sound when interviewing other people or making a documentary. Even though it doesn’t accept an external mic input as some other video cameras do, the microphone is powerful enough for most users.
Finally, thanks to the ability of this camera to record incredibly sharp video, it’s great, not only for stills and slower shots but also for capturing speedy action. This makes it a great option for capturing sports, animals, and other live performances. The responsive touch screen LCD is easy to control and allows users to add filter effects, compose images, and more.
#6 Sony HDR-CX405/B Handycam HD Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit
This camera is ideal for any public speaker who wants to show video with interviews, live performances, or recording speaking. It really shines, thanks to its impressive external microphone that is not only powerful, but rechargeable, so it never fails when recording. It easily charges via a USB cable to make using the microphone simple.
Not only is there an exceptional external microphone on this camera, but it also has a powerful remote control. This makes it easy to take videos and photos all alone without relying on another person for support to help set up the shot and then control the camera.
With two rechargeable batteries included with this video camera, it’s easy to see how public speakers and other users won’t ever have to worry about running out of power. These batteries may be small, but they offer a lot of power, and each can be used for between 60 and 90 minutes before needing to be recharged.
This is a great video camera option for public speakers who don’t have any of the equipment that they will need to start recording themselves. It comes with not only the camera and external microphone, but also a bag, charging cable, and an adapter. This makes it a great choice for taking on the go and for beginners.
Finding the right video camera for a public speaker is easy when you consider the features that each camera has to offer, as well as how easy it will be to use. Every public speaker will have a varying level of comfort with different equipment, which is why it’s so important to strongly consider not only the final output that a camera can offer but also how easy it will be to use.