5 Top HD Video Cameras under $500 for 2010

Published: 12th July 2010
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For a family/consumer HD digital camcorder in 2010, look no further than Sanyo, Samsung, Panasonic, JVC or Canon, for the best video camera brands, and all with new models for 2010 costing under $500, making them the best camcorder deals available.

The cheapest of these is the Sanyo VPC-CS1 HD digital camcorder http:// bit.ly/9084AF and 8 MP Camera costing an astonishing low price of $272, and with a high spec, and rating highly in video camera reviews.

This is claimed to be the world's thinnest and lightest Full HD Dual HD digital camcorder with 10xOptical Zoom, full HD 1080 60i HD video (1920x1080), video and photo image stabilizer, a really great 38mm angle of view and a it records to the latest MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 movie recording format, making it among the best video camera models for the pocket or purse, and at this price, another of the best camcorder deals in 2010.

Coming in at about the same price as the Sanyo VPC-CS1 HD digital camcorder, one of the best camcorders mentioned above, are the new for 2010 Samsung F44 HD video cameras http:// bit.ly/dB9krE.

With 16GB of built-in SSD Memory, 65x Intelli-Zoom/52x Optical Zoom, a remarkable battery life of over 4 hours between re-charges thanks to the lack of any internal moving parts, time lapse recording and IntelliStudio 2/0 (Built In plug in and play PC Software) supplied for editing, this best video camera from Samsung deserves your serious consideration, as endorsed in video camera reviews and camcorder deals.

Panasonic has a brilliant low priced HD digital camcorder for under $400, the Panasonic HDC-SD10K Panasonic HDC-SD10K SD Full HD Camcorder - Black http:// bit.ly/bKyY9f. This has been on the market since June last year and always gets a very good write up in video camera reviews and one of Panasonics best camcorders.

This little beauty records also records directly to SD/SDHC memory cards which are now very cheap, capturing 1080 progressive HD video.

Intelligent Auto mode takes the guess-work out of recording, and allows anyone to record picture perfect moments, while a 16x Optical Image Stabilized zoom with Active mode anticipates your movement to correct jitters and shakes and allow smooth movement when recording, all enclosed in a Super-compact design; weighs only 1/2 pound.

The JVC GZ-HD500 HD digital camcorder http:// bit.ly/dy80lT is another of this video camera reviews website camcorder deals for 2010 coming in at just under the $500, with a big 80GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for up to 33 hours of Full HD recording, as well as providing a micro SD/SDHC Card Slot for extra recording time.

Recording bit rate is a high 24Mbps, Time-Lapse recording is possible, and the zoom is 20x Optical Zoom and 200x Digital, yet another of the HD video cameras new for 2010

They say to leave the best till last, and here it is, just within our $500 budget, the Canon Vixia HF R100 HD digital camcorder.http:// bit.ly/9izeKu, a favorite in video camera reviews and at this price one of the best camcorders you will find from all camcorder deals in 2010.

Canon has always had great respect from still photographers, but their reputation for making a HD digital camcorder has been established for a few years now.

The Canon Vixia HF R100 HD digital camcorder records crisp high definition video directly to removable SD memory cards, which seems to be the best recording format in 2010, in an Ultra-Sleek, Compact and Lightweight Design which allows you to take your camcorder with you anywhere.

Canons own DIGIC DV III Image Processor as fitted to these HD video cameras provides the ultimate in color and imaging performance with a genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens delivering unsurpassed image quality, while a Canon 2.39-Megapixel HD CMOS Image Sensor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

The HD CMOS Image Sensor is becoming very popular too, as they are easier and cheaper to produce than the traditional CCD image sensors, so this best video camera from Canon in this price bracket is just about as future-proof as you can get right in 2010, and completes our video camera reviews of the best camcorders under $500

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