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The pro-grade consumer camcorders are the best offerings to get at a sub-$1000 budget. The best camcorders below $1000 are the ones which provide great usability features like big LCD panels and superior optics for pro-camcorder like low-light shooting. Definitely look for the best 3CCD camcorders in the sub-$1000 range as they offer superior video and low-light performance as compared to the single CCD camcorders.

JVC GC-PX100

JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder


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JVC GC-PX100
Canon VIXIA HF G20
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ710V
JVC Everio GZ-GX1
Panasonic HDC-SD90
JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ710V Camcorder
JVC GZ-GX1BUS Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-SD90K Camcorder
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2011
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
21.0 x
Recording Format
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD, MEPG-4, AVC, H.264, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital, 3D
Memory Still Resolution
12.0 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
24.1 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Flash Media
AVCHD
High Definition, Flash Media, AVCHD
Use
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video, Photo Viewing, Music
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.3 stars

Top 5 camcorder under $1000:

  1. JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder
  2. Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder
  3. Sony Handycam HDR-PJ710V Camcorder
  4. JVC GZ-GX1BUS Camcorder
  5. Panasonic HDC-SD90K Camcorder