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Panasonic HDC-HS700
Canon VIXIA HF S10
Sony DCR-IP55
Sony DCR-IP5 Micro MV
Sony DCR-IP220 Micro MV
Panasonic HDC-HS700K Black 240GB Full HD Camcorder - HDC-HS700K High Definition AVCHD
Canon VIXIA HF S10 32GB Flash Drive HD Camcorder
Sony Handycam DCR-IP55 Micro MV Digital Camcorder
Sony Handycam DCR-IP5 Micro MV Digital Camcorder
Sony Handycam DCR-IP220 Micro MV Digital Camcorder
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Release Date
Feb 2010
Apr 2009
May 2009
Mar 2002
Nov 2002
Recording Format
DV, AVCHD, HDV, Micro MV
High Definition, DV, Flash Media, HDV, Micro MV
Micro MV
Micro MV
Micro MV
HDD Size
240.0 GB
32.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
8.59 MegaPixels
1.0 MegaPixels
1.92 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Hard Drive

  • - It's also more practical here, since Panasonic also has the smallest, lowest-resolution LCD in its class.
    - Because of the small, low-resolution sensors still photo quality doesn't match the competition's.
    - It's better in low light than the rest, with lower noise and accurate but slightly more saturated colors.


  • The Panasonic HDC-HS700 is one of two high-definition digital camcorders (HS700, TM700) announced in February 2010 as successors to Panasonic's HS300/TM300 series. Both camcorders feature a 35mm wide-angle Leica lens, a 12x optical zoom, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card expansion.


  • The Panasonic HDC-Sd700 is everything that a high-def camcorder should be. It provides a wealth of advanced features for experienced videographers, while remaining very user-friendly for beginners. Without question, it is one of the best HD camcorders in its price range.


  • An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S10 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. And the identical--but cheaper, because it has no built-in memory--Vixia HF S100 may also be a better buy.

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    - The huge 8.5-megapixel CMOS only sweetens the deal.
    - The Canon HF S10 is perhaps the most exciting camcorder to appear here at the Consumer Electronics Show, at least on the upper-end of the market.
    - As mentioned above, the lens barrel on the front is overwhelming large, which is probably a clever trick from Canon's designers.

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    - LCD should be better.


  • - The secret to the DCR-IP55's diminutive size is the MicroMV tape, which is tiny but still holds 60 minutes of footage.
    - We got noisy but still decent footage in very low light levels, and Super NightShot can handle total darkness, though the video has a heavy greenish cast.
    - We did see a tad more noise and video artifacts than usual but not significantly so.
    - Though its autofocus speed is merely average, the DCR-IP55's overall operation is otherwise quick and responsive.

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    Prepare to be amazed. Sonys DCR-IP55 MICROMV Handycam Camcorder delivers incredible image quality, a host of advanced features to help you shoot and edit like a pro, and it still manages to literally fit in the palm of your hand. With a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar lens, a 2-1/2? Precision SwivelScreen Hybrid LCD LCD, 10x optical/120x digital zoom, and more.

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    - Both the LCD and the viewfinder are sharp enough for effective manual focusing, which is controlled by a smoothly operating ring on the lens.
    - Video Quality

    Our test footage from the DCR-IP55 was sharp and colorful—comparable to other single-chip digital video cameras.


  • For portability in a camcorder, you can't top the IP5, but its MPEG-2 footage won't meet every videographer's needs.

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    - You are also paying a lot for the compact size: At $950, this is the most expensive camcorder we've looked at.

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    - No microphone in or headphone jacks coupled with the top
    mounted mic means audio is pretty much out of your control.
    - The camcorder is
    thin, with the LCD screen on the left and the battery pack on the right.


  • An oddly designed, overpriced camcorder with one redeeming feature: it takes good stills.

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    A fabulous all in one imaging device to replace your old camcorder and aging digital still camera.

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    - The low light performance of the DCR-IP220 is terrible.
    - The left of the camcorder is also not feature heavy.
    - Acheving a slow zoom is almost impossible.
    - The maximum tape size
    you can get is 60 minutes.
    - The AV in out port is unique on the DCR-IP220.
    - The video has really improved and
    is quite sharp.
    - I am disappointed with
    the still quality but it is good for a camcorder.


Top 5 micro mv camcorder:

  1. Panasonic HDC-HS700K Black 240GB Full HD Camcorder - HDC-HS700K High Definition AVCHD
  2. Canon VIXIA HF S10 32GB Flash Drive HD Camcorder
  3. Sony Handycam DCR-IP55 Micro MV Digital Camcorder
  4. Sony Handycam DCR-IP5 Micro MV Digital Camcorder
  5. Sony Handycam DCR-IP220 Micro MV Digital Camcorder