July 31, 2010


Every year new and amazing electronic gadgets are developed for our enjoyment and I look forward to them. These remarkable new devices excite me when they relate to photography because they usually enhance our personal and business life which, in my opinion, is a plus for all individuals who use them. So, here are the Top Five HD Camcorders:

Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III

• Genuine Canon 20x HD video zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite; Independent manual focus. zoom, and iris ring

• Three 1/3-inch native 16:9 CCD with 1.67M pixels (1440 x 1080); 1080 HD resolution with choice of 60i, 30F, and 24F frame rates

• Canon DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor

• Complete Customization: Image adjustments, display adjustments, custom functions; Nine custom presets and two custom keys

• 2.8-inch Widescreen LCD (207,000 Pixels) and 0.57-inch Color Widescreen EVF (269,000 Pixels)

Panasonic HDC-TM700K Hi-Def Camcorder with Pro Control System & 32GB Flash

• Full HD 1080p

• 35mm Wide-Angle Lens

• 18x Intelligent Zoom

Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

• Capture high-definition video to MiniDV

• 10x optical zoom; Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer

• 24p Cinema Mode; 30p Progressive Mode

• 2.7-inch widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD

• Simultaneous photo capture

Canon VIXIA HF200 HD Flash Memory Camcorder w/15x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODEL

• Record crisp HD video directly to a removable SDHC memory card

• Genuine Canon 15x HD video lens; Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer

• 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording; 24p Cinema Mode, 30p Progressive Mode

• Dual Shot for capturing both video and photos with ease

• HDMI terminal for easy, one-cable connectivity to your HDTV

Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black)

• Easy-to-use, pocket-sized HD camcorder featuring one-touch recording and digital zoom

• Simple user interface lets you start capturing video just seconds after powering on

• Captures 120 minutes of HD video on 8 GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required

• Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your PC or Mac to launch Flip Share software

Built-in Flip Share software lets you easily email videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies, capture still photos from video, and even upload video to sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace

When it comes to camcorders or cameras you need to purchase with your experience level in mind. Remember, there is a lot of competitive pricing in the market place right now so, shop where the best price exists. Just make sure the camcorder is new, and the customer support first rate.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”~Ansel Adams

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