The 5 Best Digital Camcorders On a Budget

With technology progressing at an amazing rate, digital camcorders have fallen so much in price that they are easily within reach for those looking to produce high quality home videos. If you are on a budget, then the following digital camcorders should perfectly suit your needs.

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Digital Camcorder

The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Digital Camcorder can capture video in HD resolution up to 1080p, which is an amazing feature for a budget digital camcorder. This Kodak is a pocket camcorder and keeping that in mind, the image quality is very impressive. A cool feature of the Zi8 is the ability to also capture still images in a resolution of 5 megapixels. At a resolution of 1080p, the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Digital Camcorder captures video at 30 frames per second. If the resolution is knocked down to 720p, the frames per second increases to 60, which is something that you may not even see in a high end digital camcorder.

Flip UltraHD Digital Camcorder

The Flip UltraHD Digital Camcorder is very easy to use and shoots 720p HD video. While the outer appearance of the Flip UltraHD Digital Camcorder may not be appealing to all, this compact digital camcorder comes equipped with a nice list of features and for its class, the video is high quality. The UltraHD shoots the 720p at 30 frames per second. While this budget digital camcorder doesn't have a memory card slot, the standard 8 gigabytes of internal memory can hold around 2 hours of video.

Flip Video MinoHD Digital Camcorder

The Flip Video MinoHD Digital Camcorder is a CMOS digital camcorder, but don't let that discourage you. The MinoHD shoots video at a resolution of 720p, which is quite the feat, considering the ultra compact design of this digital camcorder. For those who want to share their videos with family and friends, the Flip Video MinoHD Digital Camcorder uploads video to YouTube, Myspace, and AOL, with the touch of a single button. The MinoHD digital camcorders weighs in at only 3.3 oz., so you can take it on the go and not even realize it is in your pocket.

Canon FS200 Digital Camcorder

The Canon FS200 Digital Camcorder is an ultracompact digital camcorder that has an optical zoom of up to 37 times. The FS200, a CCD digital camcorder, shoots high quality standard definition video. The five way joystick next to the 2.7 in. LCD display makes the Canon FS200 Digital Camcorder very easy to use. For those looking to make a fashion statement with their digital camcorder, this one comes in red, silver, and blue.

Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Digital Camcorder

The Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Digital Camcorder is attractively designed and is actually rugged, considering its compact design. The Zx1 captures video up to 60 frames per second at a resolution of 720p HD. If you will be shooting video outdoors, the Zx1 is resistant to dust, water and ice. The internal memory of the Zx1 is quite low, so you will need to purchase a memory card if you want to shoot extended length videos.

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