Updated on 10 June 2013 by

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
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
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.4 stars