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CCD camcorders uses a single sensor to capture a single color pixel. Color information for the other two colors are then extrapolated from the single sensor - this is different from the 3CCD camcorders which use three different sensors to capture each color pixel. Consequently, CCD cameras offer much lower video quality as compared to the 3CCD cameras but are also priced correspondingly lesser.

The best consumer CCD camcorders offer a good night recording experience on a budget, though not as good as the professional 3CCD camcorders. Canon and JVC are some good brands to buy CCD camcorders at a $500-$600 price range.

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Canon Vixia HF G10

Canon Vixia HF G10  32 GB  Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder


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Canon Vixia HF G10
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Panasonic HDC-SD90
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Canon LEGRIA HF R106
Canon Vixia HF G10  32 GB  Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder
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Panasonic HDC-SD90K Camcorder
Sony Handycam HDR-CX260V Camcorder
Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Flash Media Camcorder
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Release Date
Feb 2011
Apr 2011
Feb 2011
Jan 2012
Dec 2011
CCD Quantity
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
HDD Size
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
16.0 GB
32.0 GB
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
10.0 x
21.0 x
30.0 x
20.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD, MEPG-4, AVC, H.264, High Definition
Flash Media
High Definition, Flash Media
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital, 3D
Digital, Analog
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
2.07 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
8.9 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
High Definition
High Definition, Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media
High Definition, Flash Media
Use
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Video, Photo Viewing, Music
Video, Music

  • While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers.


  • We're impressed with the HF G10 in terms of performance and capability, but the camcorder's $1499 price tag may be too high for most consumers. You are getting a lot for your money, though, and for people who want access to professional-grade controls, paying around $1500 for a camcorder isn't that bad. If you have more cash to spend, Canon does have the professional XA10 camcorder, which is identical to the HF G10 except it has a removable handlebar with XLR audio ports (and it costs around $2000).


  • The Canon VIXIA HF G10 is a camcorder built for ease of use and high quality recording. While the CMOS sensor is a basic 2 megapixel sensitivity that creates 1920 x 1080 resolution video, the lens is of a high quality that enables up to 10x optical zoom.


  • If you are in the market for a high-end 3D camcorder you only have three options at the moment: the JVC GS-TD1, the Sony HDR-TD10, and the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 (and other Panasonic models that can use the VW-CLT1 3D conversion lens). There are also a few ultracompact models that shoot 3D, as well as a number of digital cameras, but the three models mentioned above are the only high-end HD camcorders aimed at consumers that allow 3D recording. Of those three models, the GS-TD1 is the second 3D camcorder weâÂ? Â? ve reviewedâÂ?


  • The JVC GS-TD1 is a high-end camcorder, promoted by JVC as the first consumer level camcorder to offer full HD 3D recording. The GS-TD1's full HD 3D capability is owed to the high speed processor that can simultaneously produce two full HD images (1920 x 1080i), recording in both the left and right streams (a process that JVC refers to as LR Independent Format).


  • With the Everio GS-TD1, JVC has produced the first consumer-grade camcorder to shoot two frames of Full HD in 3D mode, using a pair of parallel lenses and CMOS sensors. The resulting MP4 format is proprietary, but JVC’s approach also means better low-light performance even when shooting 3D in AVCHD mode. It’s the first consumer-grade camcorder to offer optical zoom in 3D mode, too. With a range of manual features as well, the GS-TD1 has loads to offer enthusiasts wishing to move into 3D.


  • The Panasonic HDC-SD90 is a mid-cost camcorder. This camcorder's iA (Intelligent Auto) feature selects the most suitable shooting mode at the press of a button. This feature includes Face Recognition, which finds the faces of registered people (up to six faces can be registered) and optimizes the focus and exposure for them.


  • The 3D compatibility may be the biggest headline for the HDC-SD90, but at its core this is essentially a very well featured midrange HD camcorder. If your budget can't quite stretch to a high-end model, this model would make a very acceptable compromise. With more enthusiast features than similarly priced competitors, and equal or better image quality, the HDC-SD90 gives you plenty for your money, with the added bonus of 3D if you're feeling a bit more flush.

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    The Panasonic HDC-SD90 is well built and has good ergonomics with an intuitive touchscreen control. It has a bright lens plus decent lens reach and feature set but is relatively expensive and clad in a plastic-y high gloss case.


  • A camcorder first and foremost, the Canon Legria HF R106 is the camcorder to buy if high-definition video is your primary intention. Other models offer reasonable HD video capture and throw in still photo functions too, but the Canon is the best at pure video.


  • Cheap and mostly cheerful, the Canon Legria HF R106 is by no means perfect, but it's certainly one of the best camcorder options available in the sub-£250 price bracket.


  • No major flaws but lacking in various key areas. Plus, it's more expensive than many superior video cameras.


Top 5 ccd camcorder:

  1. Canon Vixia HF G10 32 GB Flash Media Hard Drive Camcorder
  2. JVC Everio GS-TD1 High Definition 3D Camcorder
  3. Panasonic HDC-SD90K Camcorder
  4. Sony Handycam HDR-CX260V Camcorder
  5. Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Flash Media Camcorder