While many people today take videos on their smartphones, replaying those videos on a giant flat screen television for friends and family usually results in terrible resolution. This is why every family should own an HD camcorder. With models in every price point, you can find a variety of HD video cameras available through reliable sellers on eBay. Before you purchase an HD camcorder, take a look at the available options and features, such as battery life, zoom, storage, and illumination, so you know which features are most important to you. Also consider the size of the camcorder. Some cameras are somewhat large and bulky, while others, such as the mini HD camcorder, fit in your pocket. Video resolution is also an important factor. For the best picture quality and clarity, look for a camcorder that records 1080p resolution or higher. After watching videos recorded on HD camcorders, you may never want to record with your smartphone again.