Best Camcorder for Christmas

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Monday, October 19, 2009

christmas-camcorderChristmas is not very far away and Digital Camcorders are one of the hottest selling items for this Christmas as they are good both as a gift or to purchase for yourself to keep alive those precious moments of this Christmas. But choosing a camcorder is not that easy as it may sound and you need to do some research before you make a decision on a particular mode. We have written articles about things to remember before buying your first camcorder to help you in this regard. We also have a list of top 10 camcorders for you to learn what are the best options available in the market but here we have sorted out the best of them and here is the best camcorder for you this Christmas.

Best Overall Camcorder


Canon Vixia HF 200

This is our choice for the Best Overall Camcorder for its capability to shoot very high quality videos in an affordable price. The camcorder has features of the high range models but is available at a pretty lower price. It has 1920 X 1080 pixels full HD Recording capability in 24p Cinema mode or 30p Progressive Mode. The lens is very good Canon 15X HD Video lens and has Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer. The videos are recorded onto a removable SDHC Card which makes it lighter and more compact than the other competing camcorders which record on HDDs or DVDs.


About $550

Best Budget Camcorder

Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam

If you feel that the price of the above camcorder is too high to fit in your budget, we have also selected a budget camcorder for you which is the best at its price range. It has a good 1/6 inch Advanced HAD CCD Sensor capturing a gross of 680K pixels. The 40X optical zoom is a nice thing to have in such a low price camcorder. The lenses are of professional quality made by Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens. The Touch Panel swivel screen display is also excellent as well as its Info Lithium Battery with Accu Meter system.


About $240

Best Camcorder Money Can Buy

Canon XH A1


Take a break, this a camcorder for real professionals. If you are not a serious professional, the price of this camera may seem too much for you but if you want to shoot some serious videos, there will be no match for this camera. It has everything that a professional looks for in a digital camcorder plus those extra manual controls to give you exactly the picture that you were looking for. The excellence of the XH A1 begins with its Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite. Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization capability is there to correct a wide range of camera movement and vibration. The Instant AF (Auto Focus) ensures ultra-quick, accurate focus. The true 1080p HD resolution video at 60i, 30F or 24F frame rates makes the captured video ultra smooth. The three 1/3 inch native 16 : 9 CCDs deliver outstanding picture quality even in low lights.


About $5000

Best Compact Camcorder

Flip Ultra HD Camcorder

While you may feel that the camcorders listed above are quite large and they are some sort of a luggage while you are traveling, you may opt for a compact camcorder like this. The Flip HD Camcorder is easy to use and fits in your pocket and still has the capability to record some top notch HD quality videos. Its simple interface lets you capture the videos just seconds after powering on with one touch recording function. It has a 8GB in built memory which can be used to store as much as 2 hours of videos without needing any separate memory cards. There is a convenient flip out USB plug that you can use to connect it to your PC or Mac to launch Flip Share software. Using this software you can also email videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies or capture still photos from video and it even has some features like uploading the videos to sharing sites like YouTube or MySpace.


About $180

September 14, 2010: 8:55 pm

Had this come with a longer cord and I could readily find more connectors, I would give it 5 stars! There is every reason Lenmar could have made this model available with a two position output with one of the positions set for “USB” compatible 5V.

Look around, these show up for sale at numerous other sites.

October 23, 2009: 11:40 pm

I’m searching for getting a nice best camcorder.Your blog had helped me.Thanks for posting

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