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Sub-$150 is a great price point to buy a pocket camcorder and also some entry versions of the budget consumer camcorder lineup. Features to optimize in the pocketable camcorder category are features like Still Shot capability for shooting pictures and MPEG movie mode for easier online video sharing.

Budget consumer camcorders from Samsung are also often a great buy at the sub-$150 price point.

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GoPro HERO3

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder


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GoPro HERO3
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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Jan 2012
Jun 2013
Jul 2012
Mar 2012
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
12.0 MegaPixels
16.0 MegaPixels
24.1 MegaPixels
5.0 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media, High Definition, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition
SD card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
AVCHD
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video

Smaller, lighter, and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

Incredibly sharp video using 1080/60p mode and 3D recording with optional conversion lens.

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Good connectivity options

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Video quality is only good enough for Web use and not much better than the typical smartphone.