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The best camcorders to buy for around $3000 are the professional camcorders with 3CCD sensors. Most of the offerings at the sub-$3000 price point are great for independent filmmaking , come from brands like Canon and Panasonic and often support hard disk drive storage upto 500 GB.

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Panasonic HDC-Z10000

Panasonic HDC-Z10000 3D Camcorder


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Panasonic HDC-Z10000
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Panasonic HDC-Z10000 3D Camcorder
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Release Date
Nov 2011
Dec 2010
Dec 2010
Jul 2002
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
20.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media
MPEG-2 Long GOP
High Definition, MPEG-2
Mini DV
Recording System
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital, 3D
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
7.08 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
2.37 MegaPixels
1.68 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
High Definition
High Definition
Use
Video
Video

Excellent set of features

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Tons of functionality

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The video you are shooting becomes grainy in poor lighting conditions.

I feel some of the button placement is awkward and I feel the lens is hard to cradle.

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