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A 3CCD camcorder uses three sensors in place of a single sensor to more exactly capture and present the original colours. In general, the resolution of images and video from 3CCD camcorders is superior to the average single-chip devices. With more optical elements, the best 3CCD camcorders are therefore priced higher.

Look for a video camcorder that offers superior image quality and is easy to handle. Look deeper for such features as wide-angle lens, good selection of manual controls, effective image stabiliser, good zoom range, good audio recording features, enough storage and even 3D filming. Some of the top-rated 3CCD camcorders use progressive method for recording video, which experts certify as a better method than the more common interlaced method.


The best 3CCD camcorders are often the professional video camcorders at price range of around $3000-$5000. Due to better optics these are great options for independent filmmaking and low light photography. Most come with Hard disk drive storage and big LCD panels for easy handling.

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Panasonic HDC-TM900K

Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder


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Panasonic HDC-TM900K
JVC GC-PX10
Panasonic HDC-SD800
Panasonic HDC-HS60
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV
Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
JVC GC-PX10 Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-SD800 Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-HS60 High Definition Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV  DV  Flash Media Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Sep 2011
Apr 2011
Jan 2010
Jan 2011
CCD Quantity
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
HDD Size
32.0 GB
120.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
12.0 x
25.0 x
20.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
MP4
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition, Hard Drive
Mini DV, DV, Flash Media
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
12.0 MegaPixels
2.63 MegaPixels
5.04 MegaPixels
1.67 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
Flash Media, H.264
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video

  • Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.


  • The HDC-TM900 (MSRP $1099) is a great camcorder, that much is clear. It captured excellent video in a variety of record modes, and its performance recording 1080/60p HD video was as good as it gets. It has a ton of controls, a solid body design, and its 3D recording option (with the purchase of an optional conversion lens) makes it a cutting-edge product.

    Despite all this, we are still disappointed with the TM900. Other than adding the 3D capability and increasing the size of the LCD, Panasonic didn't do much to improve on last year's HDC-TM700â??


  • Panasonic's HDC-TM900 offers no revolutionary new features, now that 3D shooting has already started its journey to ubiquity. But like its predecessors it blends excellent enthusiast features, headlined by the lens ring, with supreme image quality. There's also no significant premium being charged for this new model compared to the outgoing TM700, if you can still find it. So the TM900 takes over from its predecessor as our videomaking enthusiast camcorder of choice.


  • With its clumsy design and terrible user interface, we can honestly say JVC failed in their attempt at making a true photo/video "hybrid" device. Solely for recording video, however, the JVC GC-PX10 is not a complete waste of time but it is still seriously overpriced for what you get.


  • The JVC GC-PX10 is marketed as a hybrid camera that is equally adept at video and still-image capture, but its ergonomics are better suited for recording video than they are for shooting standard photos.

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    If you're looking for one camera that shoots it all, including high-speed video and stills, then be sure to check out JVC's GC-PX10 hybrid.


  • Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.


  • The Panasonic HDC-SD800 is an upper mid-cost camcorder. With its 3CMOS sensor (which operates with 7.59 million effective pixels), this camcorder can capture full HD 1080/60p video at 1920 x 1080 resolution.


  • The Panasonic HDC-800 shoots good quality 1080/60p video, but is missing some features you would expect from an $849.99 camcorder.


  • Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--deliver a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great value, and if possible, avoid paying the unnecessary price premium for the hard drive in the HS60.

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    Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic's crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of the Canon HF20 and JVC GZ-HD300â??two of our favorite mid-range models from 2009.


  • The HDC-SD60 has a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for its class. The HDC-SD60 has a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for its class.The HDC-SD60 has a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for its class.


  • Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.


Top 5 3ccd camcorder:

  1. Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
  2. JVC GC-PX10 Camcorder
  3. Panasonic HDC-SD800 Camcorder
  4. Panasonic HDC-HS60 High Definition Flash Media Hard Drive Camcorder
  5. Canon XHA1SE Mini DV DV Flash Media Camcorder