Here is a worth reading camcorder review. If you are in the market to buy a camcorder, you are in luck. Here's review of a variety of camcorders available in the market. For ease of use, I am reviewing the products sorted by price and type. There are a variety of digital camcorder and MiniDV s.
A DVD camcorder records directly on a DVD. A prime example is the Samsung SCL906 Hi8 Camcorder . It is a single CCD camcorder with Sony's proprietary advanced HAD CCD imager. It has a humongous 40x optical zoom with image stabilization. The preview LCD is a 2.5 inch touch panel and can write to a host of DVD formats including: DVD: -R -RW +RW.
My choices in the entry level segment are the Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and the Canon ZR850 1MP MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom . The Aiptek is something I have heard a lot about. It is a cheap camcorder with a 3MP CMOS sensor and can enhance it to a 6MP resolution. It records in the MPEG 4 format. It about $30, it packs a punch for it's price. The Flip is also a budget level camcorder so to speak. It looks like a camera with a flip out preview LCD. It has a built in 1GB flash memory that enables one to record upto 60 min of video. This is on par for this segment.
My favorites in the prosumer segment are Sony DCR-TRV280 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom and Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (Pearl Silver) . The Panasonic is a 3CCD camcorder. It has a Charged Coupled Device for every color, i.e. Red, Green and Blue. Though it offers just a 10x zoom, it offers phenomenal picture quality. The JVC Everio is a HDD based camcorder. This means that it has a 30GB Hard Disk Drive stashed in it's body. It has a whopping 30x optical zoom and also has a SD card slot if you need more memory.
This concludes my review of some of the popular camcorders on the net. You might also want to check out Expo TV's site for more reviews and best price comparisons.
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