Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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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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
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.9 stars

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