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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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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

built-in optical viewfinder and solid build quality

Very expensive.

Unnecessary 3D option

Best at pure video