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The best camcorders for outdoors need to be rugged enough to handle the rough and tumble. The best suited for this are the flash drives ones as they do not have any moving parts (unlike Mini DV camcorders). This best camcorder list shows the ones which have great zoom and are also easy to handle.

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Panasonic HC-X920

Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder


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Panasonic HC-X920
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Panasonic HC-V500
Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder
Panasonic HC-V720 3D Ready 1MOS HD Digital Camcorder
Panasonic HC-V700 Flash Media 3D Camcorder
Sony HDR-PJ380
Panasonic HC-V500M Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Mar 2012
Jan 2013
Jan 2012
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
21.0 x
21.0 x
30.0 x
38.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media
Weight
0.4 lb.
0.61 lb.
0.6 lb.
0.46 lb.
0.5 lb.
HDD Size
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
16.0 GB
16.0 GB
16.0 GB
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital, Analog
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
8.49 MegaPixels
4.14 MegaPixels
6.1 MegaPixels
8.9 MegaPixels
3.0 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
High Definition, AVCHD, MPEG-4
High Definition, AVCHD, MPEG-4
AVCHD
SD card
Flash Media
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video

Solid frame with a bland aesthetic

Sharpness is outstanding

Excellent motion with 1080/60p record mode

Lots of manual controls for a budget camcorder.