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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.


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Panasonic HC-X920
JVC GC-PX100
JVC Everio GZ-HM960
Sony DCR-SR47
Sony HDR-SR12
Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder
JVC Everio GC-PX100 Full HD Camcorder
JVC Everio GZ-HM960 3D High Definition AVCHD Camcorder
Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 60GB Hard Drive HD Camcorder
Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 120GB Camcorder  12x Opt  150x Dig  3 2  LCD
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Mar 2013
Jan 2011
Jan 2009
Jan 2008
HDD Size
32.0 GB
16.0 GB
60.0 GB
120.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
60.0 x
12.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
Full HD
Hard Drive
HDD
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
8.49 MegaPixels
12.0 MegaPixels
11.0 MegaPixels
10.2 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
High Definition, AVCHD, MPEG-4
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
High Definition, AVCHD
Hard Drive
Use
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
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