There are quite a few digital camcorders on the market under $1000, a high price tag doesnt always mean a high-quality camcorder. These digital camcorders are some of the best digital camcorders on the market for consumers under a thousand dollars. These MiniDV, DVD, and Hard Drive camcorders are good digital camcorders for consumers who want to get a little more out of their personal video camera and individuals who want to shoot small independent films and podcasts. Here are the best digital camcorders under $1000.
Sonys DCR-DVD 505 is a compact digital camcorder that records video onto small DVDs. The digital camcorder has a 10x optical and 120x digital zoom, a 1/3# ClearVID CMOS image sensor, and a 3.5 LCD. The DCR-DVD505 uses a professional-quality Carl Zeiss lens, and allows users the ability to take 4.0 megapixel still photos in addition to their video.
The PV-GS500 MiniDV Camcorder has a 12x optical and 700x digital zoom. The digital camcorder as 3 1.1 megapixel CCDs, a Lecia lens, and a 2.7 LCD screen. The digital camcorder also has a built-in digital camera, allowing users to take 4.0 megapixel digital still as well as record video. The PV-GS500 also has a zoom microphone that records video closer to your subject as you zoom.
The GZ-MG77 has a 30GB hard drive that can record up to 10 hours of DVD quality video before being downloaded onto your computer. The camcorder has a 10x optical and 200x digital zoom, 1/3.9 CCD sensor, and a 2.7 LCD. The JVC camcorder records Dolby Digital audio, and has a variety of built-in shooting modes for easy video recording
This extremely compact camcorder by Sanyo records high-definition video onto a flash drive. Camcorder users are able to easily switch between high-definition and standard video recording, and the camcorder feature some on-camera editing options. The Xacti has a 10x optical and 10x digital zoom, 2.2 LCD, and can take 5.1 megapixel stills.