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Top 4 Camcorders Under $1000


There are quite a few digital camcorders on the market under $1000, a high price tag doesn’t 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.

1. Sony DCR-DVD505 DVD Camcorder

Sony’s DCR-DVD 505 is a compact digital camcorder that records video onto small DVD’s. 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.
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2. Panasonic PV-GS500 MiniDV Camcorder

The PV-GS500 MiniDV Camcorder has a 12x optical and 700x digital zoom. The digital camcorder as 3 1.1 megapixel CCD’s, 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.
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3. JVC Everio GZ-MG77 Hard Drive Camcorder

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
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4. Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1a High-Definition Camcorder

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.

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