14 February 2013 by Shifali Rao
The best camcorders for night time recording are the ones which have atleast one CCD sensor(the 3 CCD ones being the best, but also the most expensive).
A few factors that affect a camcorder's ability for night recording 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 night recording, 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 performance in dark surroundings.