2 August 2013 by

Camcorder technology has advanced such that even 3D shooting and full HD modes are included in some of the best camcorders under 500 dollar. Such models offer several features, including manual exposure controls, wide-angle lenses and a range of recording formats.

What’s more, manufacturers build in some pretty neat, niche features, like extra optical zoom up to 40x with image stabilization and touchscreen LCD. Take care to look for audio features like speakers and in-built microphone.


Panasonic HC-V700 Flash Media 3D Camcorder

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1. Panasonic HC-V700    $399


Canon VIXIA HF R42 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder

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2. Canon VIXIA HF R42    $385


Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder

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3. Sony HDR-PJ230/B    $370


Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder

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4. Canon VIXIA HF R400    $460


Sony HDR-CX220 High Definition Handycam Camcorder

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5. Sony HDR-CX220    $320 - $380


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