Camcorders have evolved a lot from the large and bulky gadgets which need superior know how to be able to use them. Nowadays when you think of camcorders, they bring to your mind a hand held fashionable gadget trendy which can be carried anywhere very easily to record the memorable moments. This can be done by almost anyone. Like all other handheld gadgets the main element which keeps them running is the battery. You will need a specific kind of battery for each different brand of camcorder and they come with different level of battery life.
For each brand and model of camcorder, there is a specific battery designed by the company. When you want to buy more batteries, it is important to know the model number and the make of the battery as brands such as Sony have several camcorder models.
NiMH and NiCD batteries are generally used by the camcorders but you can also get Lithium Ion batteries which are a new addition in the market. They are better for the camcorders as these gadgets run a number of applications which requires a lot more battery power. To be able to handle this, regular NiMH and NiCD batteries will have to be really big and bulky. On the other hand Li-Ion batteries are lighter and offer larger amount of power.
The charger required for the camcorder battery will be different and based on the kind of battery which your camcorder uses. Your camcorder battery could be NiMH, NiCD, or the latest Li-Ion. Different technologies are used by all the mentioned batteries and that is the reason for having different chargers for all of them. There are a few makers of camcorder chargers who are trying to eliminate the use of different battery chargers by coming up with chargers which are universal and it is possible to charge all different kinds of camcorder batteries in the same docking station. You also have an option of rapid chargers, which have been designed to charge batteries much faster as compared to the regular chargers used by the camcorder battery. To make it much more user friendly there are some camcorder battery chargers which also have a battery tester which measure the level of charge in the battery so that your battery does not get over charged.
Plenty of battery power is used by camcorders, which makes it important to consider your usage before buying a camcorder battery.