Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best camcorders under 2000 dollar offer essential as well as a few tertiary features like full 1080p HD capability, multiple frame rate recording, lots of Internal memory, firewire connectivity, good low light performance, still shot modes of 5 megapixel, high speed burst mode for slow motion video, and the usual LCD screen.


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Panasonic HDC-TM900K
JVC Everio GS-TD1
Sony Handycam NEX-VG20
Panasonic HDC-HS700
Sony Handycam NEX-VG10
Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
JVC Everio GS-TD1 High Definition 3D Camcorder
Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 AVC, AVCHD Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-HS700K Black 240GB Full HD Camcorder - HDC-HS700K High Definition AVCHD
Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Apr 2011
Aug 2011
Feb 2010
Jul 2010
HDD Size
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
240.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
11.0 x
12.0 x
11.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)), MPEG2-PS
DV, AVCHD, HDV, Micro MV
AVCHD
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital
Digital
Digital
CCD Quantity
3.0
1.0
1.0
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
16.0 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
High Definition
AVC, AVCHD
Hard Drive
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX DuoSD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
Use
Video
Video
Video
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.1 stars