This is a new time and almost every aspect of our lives are becoming more and more dependent on technology. In this day and age full HD 1080p resolution video cameras are the minimum that consumers ask for. When consumers go handycam shopping, there are quite a few factors that they look at before finally selecting one. The first thing that is looked at is the amount of pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the better will be the image and video quality. Secondly, the quality of the lens and the autofocus also come into play.
Below is a list of 10 of the best handycams that are on the market today.
10. Sony Bloggie PM5KW
This handycam is perfect for outdoor and instant shooting. You never know when the perfect moment to be caught on film is going to occur. The body is quite slim and the design sleek. This camera is capable of shooting full HD videos at 30 frames per second.
9. Toshiba Camileo P100
Just like the Sony Bloggie, this handycam is also vertically oriented, except that this one uses the pistol-grip style. The camera is 8 megapixel and the lens is capable of 8x optical zoom, which is pretty good considering the digital nature of today’s cameras.
8. Panasonic HX-DC1
The upgrades in this one compared to the above mentioned camcorders are quite significant, most notably the number of pixels. The Panasonic HX-DC1 is a 14 megapixel camera with 12x zoom. It is capable of full HD recording. The other specs of this camera are also pretty impressive.
7. Toshiba Camileo SX500
The shape of this one is more like the traditional and classical camcorder which used to be quite common about 10 years ago. This 10 megapixel camera is quite high in quality and if you are one to shoot during the day time, then this camera could be for you.
6. Panasonic HX-WA10
This camcorder is known especially for its ability to shoot high quality stills. Most video capable cameras are not really known for its image shooting capabilities. But the feature that really stands out in this camera is that it is waterproof.
5. GoPro HD Hero 2
This camera is known to be “everything proof”. Waterproof, shockproof, you name it, this camera is capable of it. This camera is capable of full HD recording and if you are looking to shoot sporting action frequently, the Hero 2 might be the camera you are looking for.
4. Canon LEGRIA HF R26
If you want a wide range of features but are also on a budget, then this camera, which is equipped with high quality lenses and decent quality 1080p video, is the one you want.
3. Panasonic HDC-SD900
This is aimed at semi-professional and hobbyist videographers. The physical dimensions of this camera do not make it very pocket friendly, but the features that are packed in, more than make up for its size.
2. Sony CX360VE Handycam
One difference you might notice between Panasonic and Sony cameras is that with Sony you can do fewer things, but you can do them incredibly well. This is true for the Sony CX360VE as well. You can capture super smooth 50 fps video in 1080p.
1. Canon Legria HF S30
This one has a 3.5” onboard display, which is a lot larger compared to the above mentioned entries. Also, you can shoot in 25 fps if you want to match the look of traditional film. This camera is good enough to make the top spot of our list.