Bell+Howell DV30HD-BK HD Video Camera with 3″ Touchscreen (Black), Great for the price

11 year old daughter seems to be happy with it. She does everything from videos to stop motion with it.

Present for my 9 year old niece. She is having a lot of fun with this.

Easy to use and i am happy with it. In a few of the reviews i read that the battery would not charge. I experienced that as well however, i was able to correct this by not closing the battery door after inserting the battery into the camera. I am able to charge my back up battery as well. I believe this is something the company should look into as it appears to be a problem.

Key specs for Bell+Howell DV30HD-BK HD Video Camera with 3″ Touchscreen (Black):

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  • Full 1080p HD video resolution with 3.0 touchscreen LCD & 8x digital zoom
  • 20.0 MP still image resolution and electronic image stabilization
  • Compatible with SDHC memory cards
  • Internal Memory: Limited/No internal memory — memory card is required to operate (Memory card not included)
  • Includes: Camera, Camera Pouch, USB Cable, HDMI Cable, Lithium-Ion Battery, AC Adapter, CD-ROM, Instruction Manual

Comments from buyers

“Good but
, What’s in a name?

I purchased this camera because back in the 60’s my dad was a bell+howell freak that grabbed his b+h movie camera on holidays and family gatherings and started filming; he even had a four-light floodlight system that he used for indoor filming, and looking into that was more dangerous than looking directly at the sun. That being said, i know that bell+howell really isn’t the b+h of the days of yore; the name was sold to someone so they could capitalize on the brand name. All things considered, this camera makes great videos, performs well and is easy to use.

It appears to be a decent camera, i bought it for my daughter for christmas and have not used it. Will update usage reviews later. I just wanted to let everyone know it does not fit micro sd cards as the description states. Make sure you get a normal sd card. Also it states it comes with an 8gb card, mine was missing from the camera and i had to contact amazon to attempt to get one sent. They tried to say that the memory was internal but it is not this camera requires an sd card. After a bit of a back and forth we got it straightened out.

I will post video later showing how clear it comes in. The bad side is there is a pulsing noise that is picked up by the microphone. If it wasnt for that it would be absolutely perfect.

There is not much to say it’s video quality is actually really good the only downside is that the audio isn’t that good you can barley hear me and it doesn’t help that you can’t plug in a microphone.

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Bell+Howell DV30HD-BK HD Video Camera with 3" Touchscreen (Black)
4.3 of 5 stars, based on 13 reviews