Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best camcorders for low light recording have atleast one CCD sensor, the 3 CCD ones being the best.

A few factors that affect low light performance are aperture, (lower is better), lens diameter (bigger is better), sensor size (larger is better), and sensitivity (lower lux is better). When you are scouting the horizon for the best camcorder for low-light, remember that more number of sensor chips (3 CCD) does not mean more light intake, but a smaller number of sensor pixels that are much larger than usual in size, does. A back-illuminated sensor also means higher sensitivity and better low-light performance. Camcorders for low light are good indoor outdoor camcorders suitable for use in the evenings and at night.


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Panasonic HDC-TM900K
Canon Vixia HF G10
JVC Everio GS-TD1
Panasonic HDC-SD90
JVC GC-PX10
Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
Canon Vixia HF G10  32 GB  Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder
JVC Everio GS-TD1 High Definition 3D Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-SD90K Camcorder
JVC GC-PX10 Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Feb 2011
Apr 2011
Feb 2011
Sep 2011
CCD Quantity
3.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
3.0
HDD Size
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
21.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD, MEPG-4, AVC, H.264, High Definition
MP4
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital, 3D
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
12.0 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
Flash Media
High Definition
High Definition, Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media, H.264
Use
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.6 stars

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