Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Plenty of camcorder features are available at the sub-$1500 budget - flash media as well as hard drive, full-HD, one or 3CCD, a large LCD screen, great resolution still shots, extra optical zoom, and pleasingly plenty of manual control options.

Some of the best camcorders under 1500 dollar come with all the bells, whistles and more, that video enthusiasts love to have in their devices - high video resolution, outstanding low-light performance and an expanded dynamic range, and lots of input and output interface options for audio and video. Look carefully and you'll find top-rated camcorders under 1500 dollar that include customisable buttons, wireless microphone, color viewfinder and even underwater capability.


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Sony HDR-PJ650V
Sony Handycam HDR-CX760V
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ760V
Canon Vixia HF G10
Canon VIXIA HF M40
Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
Sony Handycam HDR-CX760V Camcorder
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ760V (96 GB) AVC, AVCHD Camcorder
Canon Vixia HF G10  32 GB  Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF M40 (16 GB) Flash Media, Hard Drive Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Feb 2011
Jan 2011
HDD Size
32.0 GB
96.0 GB
96.0 GB
32.0 GB
16.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital, Analog
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
5.02 MegaPixels
24.1 MegaPixels
6.14 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVCHD
Flash Media
AVC
Flash Media
SD card, flash card
Use
Video
Video, Photo Viewing, Music
Video, Photo Viewing
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars