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*NEW for 2013* Panasonic HC-X920 Flash Memory HD 3D Camcorder
with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom - 20mp Pictures

Panasonic HC-X920
Flash Memory Camcorder

Panasonic HC-X920
Optical Image Stabilization
High Definition Camcorder

  • What's in the Box?
  • Compact Power Adapter
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Wireless Controller
  • Component Video Cable
  • Stereo Cable, USB Cable
  • PC/MAC CD-ROM & Software

Full HD Recording
20.4 Megapixel Pictures
1080p @ 60fps
Low Light Recording
3D w/optional lens

Panasonic HC-X920 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
1080p High Definition, 3D Compatible, 24p and 60p, Fast Wide-Angle Lens, Optical image stabilization, Viewfinder, 12x optical zoom, 1/2.3 inch 3MOS sensors, 3.5-inch LCD, 5.1ch Surround sound, HDMI, microphone jack. canonhf10

Panasonic HC-X920 review
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by owner reviews.
Panasonic HC-X920 review (Click for Reviews)

*New for 2013. The top of the line compact Panasonic HC-X920 Dual Flash camcorder has a new larger 3MOS imaging system for better low light performance. This camcorder features High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording). The camcorder has been designed to improve low light recording by including a new fast F1.5-F2.8 lens that was created for the HDC-X920 to help in low light situations, and light gathering 3MOS imaging sensors (3x 12.76mp). The new lens has a wider 35mm field of view to fit more of the scene. Record in 3D with the optional Panasonic VW-CLT2 lens. Takes 20.4 megapixel still pictures. Included are advanced features such as optical image stabilization, 12x optical zoom and , Manual controls and a focus ring, electronic viewfinder, accessory shoe, 24p, 60p, microphone input, and Time Lapse Recording. At full resolution the camcorder records to AVCHD progressive (28mbps). All other video is recorded with AVCHD. At maximum quality , you can record over 2 hours and 40 minutes of video to a 32gb SDHC/SDXC memory card.

Included HDMI Mini Connector (output) for best quality on your HDTV. Accessory Shoe to add an external light or microphone. Built in Flash for snapshot mode. Features a new 3.5" Wide LCD with (460k pixels). Sound recorded by a 5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone. Microphone and headphone jacks. 35mm lens equivalent range: 35.0-420mm. Card slot can take SDHC or SDXC cards.
HC-X900MK
Dimensions: 2.6" x 2.83" x 5.75" (0.87 lbs. w/o battery).

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*NEW for 2013* Canon Vixia HF G20 32GB Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder
with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Canon Vixia HF G20
High Definition 32GB Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

Canon HFG10
Optical Image Stabilization
High Definition Camcorder
canon hfs-30

  • Features
  • Pro Features
  • Manual Focus Ring
  • Dual SDHC Card Slots
  • 10x HD Video Lens
  • 3.5-inch LCD
  • Full HD Recording

10x Optical Zoom
Included Lens Hood
Full Manual Control
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Canon HF G20 High Definition Dual Flash Memory Camcorder
High Definition, 32GB & Dual Flash Memory Slots, Full HD 1080p Recording, Optical image stabilization, 10x optical zoom, 1/3 inch HD CMOS Pro sensor, 3.5-inch Touch Screen, 24p cinema mode, 30p mode, viewfinder, stereo sound. HDMI, microphone jack. canonhf10

Canon HF G20 review
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by owner reviews.
Canon HF G20 review (Click for Reviews)

*New for 2013. Canon's top of the line consumer flash memory camcorder with PRO features. Upgraded from last year's HFS30 model. Features include Dual SDHC Flash Drive Slots, a color viewfinder, Large 3.5-inch LCD Touchscreen (with 922,000 pixels). Advanced image stabilization, and Touch & Track feature that tracks a subject and keeps the focus and exposure on them as they move. 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording. Records to internal 32GB drive or to SDHC memory cards. Features 2 megapixel still images, Face Detection, Cinema look filters, Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control, Headphone Jack, Digital DV III image processor. SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Large 10x optical zoom and , a large 1/3 inch HD CMOS Pro Imager (better for low light), AVCHD H.264, and has a true native 24p Cinema mode. and a 30p mode. The HF G20 records at up to 24mbps (the max for AVCHD). At maximum quality , its internal 32GB can record for up to 2 hours 55 minutes.

The HF G20 has both Component and an HDMI Mini Connector (output) for best quality when hooking this camcorder directly to an HDTV. Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe. Built in Flash. 5.1 channel Surround Sound capable. EVF Viewfinder.

Dimensions: 3.0" x 3.1" x 5.9" (1.3 lbs)

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*NEW for 2012* Sony HDR-CX260 HD 16GB Dual Flash Memory Camcorder
with 30x Optical Zoom and 8.9mp pictures

Sony HDR-CX260 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

Sony HDR-CX260
New for 2012 Optical Steadyshot


  • Features
  • Full HD 1920x1080
  • Smooth 60 frames/second
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • 3.0-inch Touchscreen
  • Built-in 16GB Drive
  • Media Card Slot (SDHC)
  • GPS for Geotagging

Sony HDR-CX260 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
High Definition, Smooth 60p, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, 30x optical zoom, 1/3.91-inch Exmor CMOS , 3.0" Touch Screen. stereo sound. sonyhdr 160

Sony Handycam CX260 review
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by owner reviews.
HDRCX260 review (Click for Reviews)

*New for 2012* Sony's latest 16gb dual flash drive based mid-range high definition camcorder from Sony. New for 2012 is 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at a silky smooth 60fps (60p). Ultra small and compact size. Records to the 16gb of internal memory or Memory Stick PRO Duo Media. Features a 30x optical zoom. 8.9 megapixel still images, a large 3.0-inch screen (230,000 pixels), and a 1/3.91-inch back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. (designed to let you shoot video in lower lighting conditions). BIONZ image processor improves the speed and quality, as well as improving battery life. Smile Shutter technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles. The CX260 uses the AVCHD compression format to record high definition video. Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with Steadyshot 30x optical image stabilization.

Hookup to an HDTV through component or HDMI. USB 2.0 interface. Built-in microphone jack. Its built-in 16GB Memory will hold approximately 75 - 210 minutes of video, depending on quality. You can shoot additional video on SDHC,SDXC, or Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Cards.

Dimensions: 2.12" x 2.25" x 4.87" ( 7.23 oz).

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*NEW for 2013* Panasonic HCV-720 Flash Memory HD Camcorder
with 21x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Panasonic HCV-720
High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder

Panasonic  HC-V720
Optical Image Stabilization
High Definition Camcorder
canon hfs-100

  • What's in the Box?
  • Compact Power Adapter
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Wireless Controller
  • Component Video Cable
  • Stereo Cable, USB Cable
  • PC/MAC CD-ROM & Software

Full HD Recording
28mm Wide Angle Lens
1080p @ 60fps
3D w/optional lens

Panasonic HCV-720 High Definition Dual Flash Camcorder
1080p High Definition, 3D Compatible, 24p and 60p, Wide-Angle Lens, Optical image stabilization, 21x optical zoom, 1/2.3 inch sensor, 3.0-inch LCD, 5.1ch Surround sound, HDMI, microphone jack.

Panasonic  HCV720 review
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by owner reviews.
Panasonic HCV-720 review (Click for Reviews)

*New for 2013. Panasonic's low cost, high quality compact Flash Memory camcorder features Full HD Recording, 3D recording (with optional lens). This is one of our best low cost mid-range camcorder for 2013. It has a larger imager than last year, for better low light performance. Built-in WiFi allows you to control your camcorder from a smart phone or tablet. Record full HD video with the High-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording). The camcorder performs well in low light, and has a wide 28mm lens to fit more of the scene. Record in 3D with the optional Panasonic VW-CLT1 lens. Takes 20.4 megapixel still pictures. Included are advanced features such as optical image stabilization and 21x optical zoom At full resolution the camcorder records to AVCHD progressive (28mbps). All other video is recorded with AVCHD. At maximum quality , you can record over 2 hours and 40 minutes of video using an 32GB SDHC memory card.

Included HDMI Mini Connector (output) for best quality on your HDTV. An external microphone jack is included on this camcorder (rare for a camcorder in this price range). Built in Flash for snapshot mode. Features a 3.0" LCD with (460,800 pixels). Card slot can take SDHC or SDXC cards.

Dimensions: 1.99" x 2.48" x 4.67" (0.54 lbs. w/o battery).

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Canon HV40 3MP High Definition MiniDV Camcorder
with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom - 3.1mp Pictures

Canon HV40 High Definition 1080i MiniDV Camcorder

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Optical Image Stabilization
High Definition Camcorder
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  • What's in the Box?
  • Compact Power Adapter
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Wireless Controller
  • Component Video Cable
  • Stereo Cable, USB Cable
  • PC/MAC CD-ROM & Software

MiniDV Camcorder

Canon HV40 High Definition MiniDV Camcorder
High Definition, Optical image stabilization, 10x optical zoom, 1/2.7 inch CMOS sensor , 2.7" Touch Screen, 24p cinema mode, 30p mode. stereo sound. HDMI, microphone jack. canonhv20

Canon HV30 review
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by owner reviews.
Canon HV-30 review (Click for Reviews)

The Canon HV40 is the top of the line Canon consumer MiniDV camcorder. (Uses MiniDV tapes). The HV40 has received high professional ratings. The HV40 is the replacement model to the highly rated HV30. Included are advanced features such as optical image stabilization, a large 1/2.7 inch CMOS imager (better for low light), external headphone and microphone terminal, and is the lowest cost camcorder with a true 24p Cinema mode. and 30p mode. The HV40 records to MiniDV tape using HDV compression. Still pictures up to 3.1 megapixels. Built in flash and movie light.

This model has both component and HDMI connectors for best quality when hooking this camcorder directly to an HDTV. Advanced Accessory Shoe.

Dimensions: 3.5" x 3.2" x 5.4" (1.2 lbs. w/o battery).

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Panasonic HC-X920 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
*New for 2013. Top consumer HD camcorder. 1080p full HD @ 60fps. 3D Compatible. Made for low light with a bright new F1.5-F2.8 lens and new 3MOS (1/2.3-inch x 3) sensors. Built-in WiFi.
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Canon HF G20 32gb Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
*New for 2013. Dual Flash Camcorder records to internal 32gb or SDHC memory cards. Canon's best consumer camcorder. Electronic Viewfinder. 10x HD optical zoom. 3.5-inch screen. 1/3-inch CMOS Pro sensor.
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Canon HF M52 AVCHD 32GB Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
*New for 2012. Records HD Video to SDHC memory cards or 32GB internal memory. Built-in Wifi. 10x optical zoom. 3.0-inch screen Touchscreen. 1/3-inch CMOS sensor.
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Sony HDR-PJ260V 16GB HD Camcorder with Projector
*New for 2012. Dual Flash Memory Camcorder records to 16GB internal memory or SDHC memory cards. 30x optical zoom. Built-in Projector. Full HD 1920x1080. 3-inch LCD display.
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Sony HDRPJ790V 96GB HD Camcorder with Projector
*New for 2013. Dual Flash Memory Camcorder records to 96GB internal memory or SDHC memory cards. 24 megapixel stills. Built-in Projector. Full HD 1920x1080. Balanced optical stabilization.
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Sony HDR-FX7 3-CMOS Sensor HDV High-Definition Camcorder
The HDR-FX7 is an upgraded version of the HDR-FX1. Features 3 CMOS imagers, High Definition HDV recording format. 3.5-inch wide (16:9) Display (211K pixels). Professional 20x zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens.
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Sony HXR-NX30U High Definition Camcorder
Sony's Full HD Professional Camcorder. 96GB internal memory. Features a 1/2.88" back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Balanced Optical image stabilization. 1920 x 1080 Full HD. . Memory card slot. GPS to geotag.
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Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD High Definition Camcorder
The new tapeless Panasonic AG-HMC150 features 13X Wide angle 28 mm lens (35mm Equiv), 21mbs bitrate, Waveform Monitor, 3.5 inch LCD, 1/3 inch CCDs, Timecode, 24p, XLR inputs. Records to SD memory cards .
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Sony Professional HVR-V1U 3-CMOS 1080i High Definition Camcorder
Professional HDV High Definition Camcorder. 20x Optical Zoom. Dual XLR audio inputs. Wide dynamic range. Large 3.5-inch widescreen LCD display. 1080/24P scanning with 2:3 pull-down recording.
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Canon XA10 Professional 64GB Flash Camcorder
Canon's latest professional camcorder is super compact and records video to its large 64GB flash drive, or to SDHC/SDXC cards. Manual controls. XLR audio. Night Vision. 10x optical zoom, 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor, native 24p framerate.
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