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SD Card is the storage medium used by all camcorder manufacturers(except Sony) to implement flash memory technology. SD (Secure Digital) primarily comes in a 2GB variant and is used to store standard definition video. The related version used to store high definition video is called SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) and comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB variants.

Most SDHC compatible camcorders are backward compatible and also support SD cards, however not all SD Card camcorders would support SDHC.

Apart from the high storage size the best SD card camcorders also support very good write speeds of at least 6 MBps (also known as Class 6). Other speed variants include 2, 4 and 10 Mbps - known as Class 2, Class 4 and Class 10 respectively. Class 6 is typically good enough for the best SD camcorders and very few are capable of writing at Class 10 speeds.

The cutting edge of SD technology is known as SDXC - which is the latest generation of SD card technology and supports storage upto 2TB at around 300 Mbps speeds. SDXC though has seen very limited rollout till date.

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JVC GC-PX100

JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder


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JVC GC-PX100
Sony HDR-PJ650V
Canon VIXIA HF G20
JVC GZ-EX515
JVC Everio GZ-VX815
JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder
Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder
JVC GZ-EX515BUS- HD Everio Camcorder
JVC Everio GZ-VX815BUS HD Camcorder
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Memory Card Type
SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Memory Card
SD Card
SD Card
SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Memory Card
SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Memory Card
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
12.0 x
10.0 x
38.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
12.0 MegaPixels
5.02 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
8.3 MegaPixels
12.0 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Use
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Video, Photo Viewing

  • So the ideal PX100 customer will be looking for a little bit of both: A person who's interested in improving their technique or someone else's, but also maybe shooting some game footage from the bleachers too. We do think this represents a large portion of coaches and parents, and if you're one of them, don't be afraid to buy this unique camcorder.


  • The JVC GC-PX100 is pricey but brilliant, and it's the best camcorder of its type in the market. If you're a serious videographer with demanding requirements, the PX100 is more than likely up to the task.


  • The PJ580 was priced below the PJ650V's competition, and had specs to match. The latest PJ-series camcorder is an upgrade, but it doesn't exceed what other manufacturers are doing. Ultimately, the choice you make among these three will have a lot to do with ergonomic preferences, specific feature needs, and/or the absolute need for 60p.


  • Those expecting a huge improvement over the HF G10 will be disappointed. The HF G20 builds on its predecessor's strengths and makes subtle, small improvements. Unless you're dead-set on shooting video with a DSLR, the HF G20 will fit the bill for anyone demanding high quality imaging coupled with a comprehensive array of manual controls.

    Still, in some ways, it's easy to feel that Canon showed up a day late and a dollar short with the lack of 60p recording. In order to sweeten the pot, Canon cut the price.


  • The JVC GZ-EX515BEK offers an impressive feature set at a surprisingly low price. Image quality is good, however it's the breadth of features that mark the GZ-EX515BEK out. It incorporates the latest version of JVC's Wi-Fi connectivity, a host of creative options, and even an accessory shoe and microphone input. The only missing features are independent shutter and iris control. Overall though, for less than £300 it's a capable and well-rounded camcorder.


  • If JVC stepped up its construction quality and particularly its user interface it might really have something with this mid-range Everio line, but as things stand the VX815 is a hard camcorder to recommend.


  • The JVC GZ-VX815 packs a hefty set of features - high-definition video capture, 12-megapixel photo capture, and just plain "fun" features - all in a small profile that will fit quite comfortably in your pants or shirt pocket. Think of it as the better way to capture video and still images than on your smartphone (if you got one of those, you can pair it to the camcorder for remote operation).


  • The VX815 is a worthwhile step up from a compact camera or smartphone, but its video quality is beaten by the Panasonic HC-V720 and even the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V compact camera.


Top 5 camcorder with sd card:

  1. JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder
  2. Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  3. Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder
  4. JVC GZ-EX515BUS- HD Everio Camcorder
  5. JVC Everio GZ-VX815BUS HD Camcorder