Updated on 2 August 2013 by

$5000 is a great price point to buy some of the top end professional camcorders. The best brands at the sub-$5000 price point are Canon and Panasonic which have some of the most compelling 3CCD based, larger lens/sensor options for Independent filmmaking and wedding photography.


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Sony Handycam NEX-VG10
Sony HVR-Z7
Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 Camcorder
Sony HVR-Z7U DV Camcorder
$4,000
$3,200
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Release Date
Jul 2010
Jun 2003
Optical Zoom
11.0 x
12.0 x
Recording Format
AVCHD
DV, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
CCD Quantity
1.0
3.0
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX DuoSD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
DV, High Definition
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.8 stars
Video
100% Positive
Optics
62% Positive
38% Negative
Interface
50% Positive
50% Negative

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