Top SD Camcorders

One of the fastest growing areas of the camcorder market is models that use removable flash memory cards to store video footage. For quite a long time camcorders have used flash memory cards slots for saving still photos but this year and the last one has brought out a vast change in this technology now they’ve started using flash memory cards to replace tape, DVD and hard drives as the main storage medium in a camcorder. Now most of the camcorder manufacturers have uses SD (secure digital) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) for their flash memory card-based camcorders. The top 5 camcorders and their specifications are discussed below.

1. Panasonic SDR-H90

Price: £480

Performance: Imagine an optical zoom of about 70 x, what could be left unseen.  SDR-H90 is giving its record breaking performance through the water proof performance; auto correction process which works up to 4000 times in a second meaning there is no chance of making any error and no need to stand like a statue to record a video. You’ll defiantly go to love the extra ordinary features and large amount of storage. You must be amazed to further see the specifications.

Specifications:

  • Image Sensor: 1/8″ CCD
  • Total Pixels: 0.8 megapixels
  • Optical Zoom: 70x
  • Digital Zoom: 70x-100x, Super Digital Zoom ; 70x-3500x
  • Filter Diameter:37mm
  • Monitor (LCD):2.7″ Wide LCD ( 123,200 pixels) Shutter Speed
  • Motion Image: 1/25-1/8000
  • Still Image: 1/25-1/500
  • Recording Mode: XP (10Mbps / VBR) , (704 x 576) / SP (5Mbps / VBR) , (704 x 576) / LP (2.5Mbps / VBR) , (704 x 576)
  • Audio Recording System: HDD ; Dolby Digital (2ch) SD Card ; Dolby Digital (2ch) , MPEG1 AudioLayer 2

Other accessories are AC adapter, AC cable, USB cable, rechargeable battery pack and many more.

2. Sony DCR-SX50E

Price:  £339

Performance: The best feature in this camcorder is its light weight and small size so very easy to carry in your pocket or bag. Its 60x optical zoom will make you feel closer than ever before it’s much like packing a telescope with your camcorder. The super smart microphone zoom will get you closer to your object and you will not get distracted by the off-camera noises. You can have fun with the collection of your videos and the videos stored can be quickly and easily burned into a DVD.

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It lacks: web cam functions, build in memory structureSpecifications:Total Mega Pixels: 0.8 MegapixelsDigital Still Pictures: PhotoStill Picture Resolutions: 640x480 pixelsSensor Size: 1/8 inchDigital Zoom: 2000 xOptical Zoom: 60 xFocal Length (Wide-Tele): 1.8-108 mmRecording Format: Internal Flash/Memory StickWeight: 240 gramsOther connections included USB, Line in audio, S-video output and others.3. JVC GZ-MG630APrice: £369Performance: This camcorder is providing the high class performance with having 60 GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for up to 75 hr. of recording. It includes one touch buttons for easy sharing and carrying. These include an HD Gigabit Premium processor, which enhances image quality and reduces power consumption, its one touch button always keeps you connected to you tube and your favorites. So you’ll have a plenty of room for sharing and storing your videos.Photo by JVCAmerica

It lacks: the standard of def image quality is not up to the mark.

Specifications:

  • Sensor (in pixels): 1/6″ CCD 800,000 pixels
  • Media: 60 GB hard drive
  • LCD Screen: 2.7″ (6.9 cm)
  • Optical Zoom: 35x
  • Digital Zoom: 800x
  • Maximum resolution on memory card (in pixels): 832×624, 640×480, 640×360
  • Clear LCD Monitor: 2.7″ wide, 123k-pixel
  • Storage Media: 1.8″ Hard Disk Drive (60GB), microSD Memory Card
  • Zoom Ratio: Optical35x
  • Zoom Ratio: Digital (max.)800x

Provided accessories are AC adapter, Battery Pack, AV cable, USB cable and more.

4. Canon HF S100

Price: £240

Performance: It provides a high quality image through its high resolution HD camera. Its instant AF system achieves incredibly accurate focus at speed no matter how many times the camera shakes you’ll surely get the exact image. Capture and monitor superior audio using the microphone and headphone jacks. Manual audio level control provides even more options. You can also attach a range of optional peripherals to a mini Advanced Accessory Shoe, including a directional microphone and video light.

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It lacks: it lacks comfort in its carriage as it has a huge weight.Specifications:Optical Zoom: 10xDigital Zoom: 200x/ 40x (selectable)Minimum focusing distance: 10mmScreen size: 2.7” widescreen multiangle vivid LCDPixels: 211,000 pixelsCapture image size: 3264 x 2456, 3264 x 1840, 1920 x 1440, 640 x 480Self timer: 10 sec , 2 sec with wireless remotesOther accessories headphone, microphone, USB cable, Digital Video Solution Disk and others5. Sanyo XACTI CA8Price: £230Performance: This camcorder provides you the dual functions at any place and at any atmosphere. This dual-function still-and-video shooter is right at home on ski slopes, at the beach, or even right under the water. With the ability to record videos in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high compression, this is a capable movie recorder that gives smooth video recording and playback with 60fps. Still images can be simultaneously captured while making movies without stopping or pausing the movie. It senses camera revolution and photographic subject movement and ensures that images are captured in the highest clarity possible.Photo by Johann@

It lacks: Its picture definitions looks a little compressed.

Specifications:

  • Digital Zoom: 60x
  • Sensor: C-MOS Sensor, 1/2.5 Inch, Approx. 9.02 Megapixels
  • Lens: f=6.3 – 31.7mm F=3.5 (wide) -4.7 (Tele) Auto Focus 8 Groups, 11 Elements (3 Aspheric Elements, 5 Aspheric Surfaces)
  • LCD monitor: 2.5 Inch Low-Temperature Polysilicon TFT Colour Widescreen LCD Approx. 150,000 Pixels (7-Level Brightness, 285-Degree Rotation)
  • Weight: Approx. 230g
  • Operating environment: Temperature 0-40˚C, Humidity 30-90% (Non-Condensing)
  • Exposure correction: ±1.8EV (in 0.3EV Steps)
  • Other functions: Red-Eye Correction in Photos/Contrast Correction in Photos/Wind Noise Reduction

Other accessories/connections included AC connection , USB port and others

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