Top 10 Camcorders to Keep Alive the Precious Moments of Your Life

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Now-a-days video recording is not just only for occasions like marriage, birth etc, nor it is the sole right of movie makers. Everyone aspires to capture and hold the special moments of life for ever. But specialty must meet quality. Who is gonna guarantee you of the quality you are looking for. Rely on us to do the job for you.

Canon HG 10


  • Optical Zoom : 10X
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 40 GB Internal Hard Disk Drive
  • Full HD 1920 X 1080 Video Recording
  • CMOS Sensor
  • Digic DV II Processor for better image capture
  • 3.1 Mega Pixel Still Picture Recording.

You can buy this standard good quality camcorder from Amazon

Sony HDRSR-12E

  • Zoom Micophone
  • x.v color for vivid colors
  • Up to 48 hours of HD recording with AVCHD HDD Handycam
  • Carl Zeiss lenses
  • Burn DVD from previously recorded movie clips.
  • 120 GB Hard Disk
  • High Definition, AVCHD (1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080) / Standard Definition, MPEG2
  • 10 MP Sensor
  • 12 x Optical Zoom

This camera is packed with good memory. So you scarcely run out of space.

JVC Everio GZ HD3

  • Low Light high quality Video
  • Low noise
  • High quality audio
  • 10X Optical Zoom
  • 60 GB HDD

This one is a high performer.


  • Compact HD Camcorder
  • Memory Stick(TM) Handycam
  • 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Titanium body,
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • 4 MP Sensor

This Camcorder can be selected only for its Titanium body for those who travel a lot with their camcorder.


  • 10 x Optical zoom
  • 7.38 Megapixel Sensor
  • 7 hr. 10 min. of the best quality recording (ULTRA FINE)
  • Hard disk drive capacity 30 GB

Good high resolution one with affordable price tag.

Sony HDR SR - 11E

  • 12 x Optical Zoom
  • 10.2  Megapixel
  • High Definition, AVCHD (1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080) / Standard Definition, MPEG2
  • Hard disk drive capacity 60 GB

This one is a best seller for many a days.

Canon HV30

  • Optical Zoom : 10X
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • HD Video Lens
  • Full HD 1920 X 1080 Video Recording
  • PictBridge Support
  • CMOS Sensor for good color recording
  • Digic DV II Processor for better image capture
  • 2.96 Mega Pixel Still Picture Recording.

This camera is a good one in every respect of its style and feature.

Sony HVR Z7E

  • Switchable Recording and Playback- HDV1080i/DVCAM/DVBuilt-in Down-converter for SD Production
  • 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System
  • Enhanced Functionality via the Technology of “Exmor”
  • Wide Range of Lenses with Carl Zeiss Lens for HD Video as Standard
  • 25p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes
  • A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow for HDV with 60 GB hard drive capable of 4.5 hrs of recording time

Take a break, this camera is not for the novice photographers, you can shoot a hollywood movie with this or at least a gossip serial.

Panasonic PV-GS150

  • 3-CCD Sensor the colors captured by this camcorder are absolutely brilliant.
  • Powerful 10X Leica optical zoom lens
  • 2.5 inch LCD display

It does provide you the value for money as you’ll be hard pressed to find 3-CCD technology in this price range.

Sanyo Xacti VPC CG65

  • SD Card Camcorder
  • Fits easily into a jacket pocket
  • Records high-quality video and photos to an SD Card

This model is just a bit larger than a standard digital camera. This camcorder just fits in your pocket without any compromise to quality.


It is clear that the the devices using tapedrive as memory is slowly becoming obsolete. The camcorders are now coming out with hard disks built into them for easy transfer of data to computers or other media. Memory cards are also an option to increase the portability of the camcorders. Burning the videos into DVDs is also an option.

Hope this will be sufficient for you to buy the desired product.

Now you can shoot your own movie whenever, whatever, wherever.


September 9, 2010: 10:03 pm

The Sanyo VPC-FH1 HD Camcorder is a top notch piece of equipment. The size is wonderful for travel and for this price point, it would be hard to beat this unit. It lacks a couple of features, but the quality and performance more than make up for a few downsides.

September 29, 2009: 1:02 pm

While talking of pocket camcorders I wonder why every site, every review speaks only of the Flips & Kodaks, while safely avoiding the Toshiba Camileos. I guess the Flips are damn good, but being not available (generally) outside the US, we mortals need to do with the other models.

I bought my Camileo S10 few days back, did some heavy duty shooting around and let me assert here that this is a preety good camcorder, as well.

I took a whole day, visiting various retailers, testing the Sony Webbie, Kodak Zx1, Aiptek z700, Xacti CG10 and the Camileo P30 & S10, besides the Samsung ST550 [TL225 elsewhere] (a Digital Camera doing 720p HD). These were the compact camcorders available here (Flip Ultra HD, Samsung U10 & Kodak Zi8 are not yet marketed here) and settled down for the Camileo S10 due to:
1. Great form factor.
2. Lightest among all.
3. *Best HD clips (2nd was Aiptek z700).
4. *2nd best Still shots (best was Aiptek z700), but very-very good.
5. **Li-ion Battery (keeps the device slimmer).
6. ***Upto 32 Gb SD Card compatible.
7. Got an 8 Gb SD card free from the store.
8. Similar priced; under USD 160/- [the CG10 is a bit costlier (and the P30 is no better, but bigger)].
9. HDMI port (a must, so that we enjoy Full HD footage on an FHD TV).
10. ****Deal breaker: Slips easily into my shirt pocket, with ZERO bulge.

*Both clips & shots analyzed by playing on a 42″ FHD LCD TV. [remember, it shoots just one step lower than 1080p, which is as good as 1080p, an ordinary guy like me would'nt notice the difference at all].
**Bought another Li-ion battery for Stand-by (these are the same as used in most of the cameras & camcorders; thus, readily available - not proprietary; costed only USD 8/-).
***Note: standard SD card, NOT Micro SD; thus, cheaper.
****The S10 is a Flat device, half the thickness of my cigarette pack (B&H 20’s) and only half inch taller than it.

I edited the clips & burnt a (regular) DVD - and wow! the movie was stunning. To note here, the supplied ArcSoft Suite is “just OK”, but I had no problem making my DVD thru the Cyberlink PowerDirector Express, which is a good movie software and came with my JVC HD7.

Friends, don’t have any 2nd thoughts. If the 10 pointers I mentioned above are also your considering factors, go for the Camileo S10.

It is better than the rest. AND be assured, the vids are VERY SIMILAR to that of a Hi-End HD Camcorder (I have one), if you can overcome the top-notch movies you get from them due to their manual controls. But then, we are talking about a “Pocket Camcorder”, whose basic purpose is to carry everywhere and shoot at the spur of the moment and under 1/10th of the price the Camileo S10 is a steal.

I am deeply satisfied with my Camileo S10; and so would you be!!!

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