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The best HD camcorders today are great for rapid on board recording and are capable of around 60 frames per second. Our list of the best camcorders under $300 is narrowed down to the top rated models which are capable of recording at full HD and carry price tags ranging from $200 to $300.

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Drift Innovation HD Ghost

Drift Innovation HD Ghost Wi-Fi Waterproof Camcorder


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Drift Innovation HD Ghost
GoPro HD Hero2
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Drift Innovation HD Ghost Wi-Fi Waterproof Camcorder
Go Pro HD Hero2 High Definition AVC Camcorder
Sony Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 HD Camcorder
GoPro HD Helmet HERO High Definition Camcorder
JVC Everio GZ-EX210 High Definition Camcorder
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Oct 2011
Jan 2012
Apr 2011
Feb 2012
Recording Format
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
HDD Size
0.256 GB
8.0 GB
16.0 GB
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
11.0 MegaPixels
11.0 MegaPixels
12.8 MegaPixels
2.0 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Internal Flash Memory 256MB, microSD Up To 32GB
H.264 codec, .mp4
MPEG-4
AVCHD
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video

Packs in all the features competitors charge extra for

Backward compatibility with current HD Hero accessories

WiFi connectivity and wireless features

excessive wind noise

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Auto record feature begins recording when movement occurs and ends when movement stops.