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To ease your dilemma our selection of the best HD camcorders under $200 is narrowed down to only the top rated models in the sub $200 bracket capable of recording in Full HD. Led by JVC and Sony, many of these models feature wi-fi, a superbly convenient way to connect with your computer, smartphone and the web; along with several apps including live streaming options.

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GoPro HERO3

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder


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Release Date
Oct 2012
Jan 2012
Oct 2012
Jun 2013
Jan 2013
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
12.0 MegaPixels
16.0 MegaPixels
5.0 MegaPixels
11.9 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media, High Definition, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
SD card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video

Smaller, lighter, and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

Incredibly sharp video using 1080/60p mode and 3D recording with optional conversion lens.

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Waterproof without requiring a housing

Can go underwater up to 5 meters