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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

Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5E Camcorder


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Release Date
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Jul 2011
Jan 2011
Jan 2011
Optical Zoom
57.0 x
25.0 x
70.0 x
20.0 x
60.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
Recording Format
Flash Media
Flash Media, HDD, High Definition
Mini DV, DV, Flash Media
MPEG-2
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
0.56 MegaPixels
0.3 MegaPixels
1.67 MegaPixels
0.47 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
MPEG-2
SD card
MPEG2, H.264/AVC
Flash Media
Hard Drive
Use
Video
Video
Video

Clear video even on the move.

You need to add in the cost of memory cards to your total package price.

Good hand grip with 78x enhanced optical zoom.

the tiny, low-resolution LCD is pretty difficult to work with.

Easy to copy files onto an external source, just drag/drop.

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