Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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.


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Release Date
Feb 2011
Jan 2011
Apr 2011
Feb 2011
HDD Size
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
12.0 x
10.0 x
21.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD, MEPG-4, AVC, H.264, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital, 3D
CCD Quantity
1.0
3.0
1.0
1.0
Memory Still Resolution
2.07 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
Flash Media
High Definition
High Definition, Flash Media, AVCHD
Use
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.7 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.3 stars
Optics
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Interface
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Positive
Video
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
Battery
50% Positive
50% Negative