Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Even though CMOS has advanced considerably, the camcorders with the best optical capability are the CCD sensor ones. The best CCD sensor based camcorders combine great light sensitivity with good pixel counts. The best optics camcorder selection also limits to the camcorders which have atleast a 15x optical zoom.


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Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5E
JVC Everio GZ-VX700
Panasonic SDR-H101
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV
Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5E Camcorder
JVC Everio GZ-VX700Q Camcorder
Panasonic SDR-H101 (80 GB) Flash Media, Hard Drive, AVC Camcorder
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV  DV  Flash Media Camcorder
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Release Date
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Jul 2011
Jan 2011
Optical Zoom
57.0 x
25.0 x
70.0 x
20.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media
Flash Media, HDD, High Definition
Mini DV, DV, Flash Media
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
0.56 MegaPixels
0.3 MegaPixels
1.67 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
MPEG-2
SD card
MPEG2, H.264/AVC
Flash Media
Use
Video
Video
Video
Average Rating
 4.0 stars
 3.4 stars
 3.3 stars
 4.4 stars