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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JVC Everio GZ-VX700
Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5E
Panasonic SDR-H101
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV
Sony DCR-SX45
JVC Everio GZ-VX700Q Camcorder
Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5E Camcorder
Panasonic SDR-H101 (80 GB) Flash Media, Hard Drive, AVC Camcorder
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV  DV  Flash Media Camcorder
Sony DCR-SX45E Camcorder
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Release Date
Feb 2012
Mar 2012
Jul 2011
Jan 2011
Jan 2011
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
57.0 x
70.0 x
20.0 x
60.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
HDD Size
20.0 GB
80.0 GB
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NTSC, PAL
PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Recordable Media
SD card
MPEG-2
MPEG2, H.264/AVC
Flash Media
SD card, Memory Stick PRO Duo card, Flash Card
Average Rating
 3.4 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.3 stars
 4.4 stars
 3.6 stars

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