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Best Digital Camcorder Review

Updated on August 10, 2011

A good digital camcorder allows you to record your best moments and then share them with your friends and family. In best digital camcorder review we will be reviewing the best selling digital camcorders in a few of the top categories of camcorders.

Kodak - best digital camcorder reviews
Kodak - best digital camcorder reviews

Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera

For someone who wants an affordable camera to keep with them at all times, this is the camera for you. It has a 2.4 inch viewfinder, but weighs only 3.8 ounces. This is a great camera to toss in a pocket or a purse and keep with you wherever you go. The price is also great just in case something happens; you are not out a lot of money. This is still a nice sturdy camera, and you don’t feel that you are using something cheap and flimsy while using it.

If you are someone that likes to share your videos on YouTube, you can easily upload your videos with the software that comes with this camcorder. It uses rechargeable batteries as well as an SDHC memory card, so you can easily increase your memory by changing your card.

For those that want to be environmentally friendly, this camera comes with rechargeable double A batteries as well as a charger, so you are set to help out the environment.

Sony camcorder review
Sony camcorder review

Sony Handycam HDR-CX500V 32 GB Flash High-Definition Camcorder

This camera is starting to move up into the higher price ranks so this is not one for someone that is just getting started, or is just a hobbyist.

This camera boasts a 12 mega pixel still image sensor, image stabilization, 1920 x 1080 high definition video recording and 1080/60p playback via HDMI. It weighs in a bit over some of the other cameras out there at a pound, so a tripod is likely going to be a accessory when you purchase this camera.

For those times when you don’t want to have to concentrate or thing when using this camera, it has smile and face detection so it is able to concentrate on both those things for you.

This camera is ready to go directly out of the box, and you can leave the battery in the camera to charge it. The menus are easy to follow, and you don’t have to go through many menus to get to what you what, they are easy to find.

One thing that many people have trouble with is low light situations. This camera is able to handle this without an issue, and the video looks exactly the same as when you took it. This is especially important when you are doing family shots in the living room, as this room is typically a low light room.

Canon VIXIA HF200 HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 15x Optical Zoom

This is a great camcorder with a 15x HD video lens and an image stabilizer. There is a removable SDHC memory card to make it easier to move your movies from camera to computer, but it also comes with a cable for easy connection to your HDTV.

This camera weighs in at only 12 ounces, and measure 2.8” wide, 2.4” high and 4.9” deep. Due to this camera using removable memory cards, it's possible to make the camcorder this small, as it does not have to fit a hard drive or other storage device.

A great feature is that you no longer have to be left out of the picture. There is a remote that you can use so that you can operate the camera remotely, so that people can see you where there when the video was recorded.

If you have used a Canon before, you will find that this camera feels familiar to you. Many of the menus are similar, which allows you to have an easier time learning how to navigate around the camera. For people who have issues with the smaller text on the screens, you can choose to make the font larger, which is a great feature to many users!

Sony HDR-CX100 AVCHD HD Camcorder with Smile Shutter & 10x Optical Zoom (Black)

Do you have a hard time getting a picture while your child is smiling? This camcorder has smile detection, and it will take a picture when they smile, even if you are shooting a video. You are able to adjust the sensitivity on this camcorder. There are many other auto settings that you can use when using this computer, so have fun trying them out and seeing how they help enhance your video when using them.

When you are ready to pull the video off the camera, just plug it into your computer and you are ready to go. It records on memory cards, so your memory is only limited by the size of card that you purchase. These are proprietary cards, so beware that they are potentially more expensive than other cards on the market.

For someone that wants a camera to record home movies, this is a great machine to start out with as the price is not that high.

When you decide that you are ready to buy camcorder online, you will find a lot of different information out there. I hope that best digital camcorder reviews have given you some idea of the features of the best selling camcorders currently available.


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    • myawn profile image


      8 years ago from Florida

      I like theKodak Zi6. I have a kodak digital camera and this is a price I can afford to buy. I've been wanting one.

    • hubber-2009 profile image


      8 years ago from India

      i am now totally confused by seeing the review of so many camcorders...


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