The 5 Best High End Digital Camcorders

If you are in the business of shooting professional looking videos, you will want to have one of the digital camcorders mentioned below. A good digital camcorder will be light in weight, yet still pack a punch in the specifications and features departments.

Canon XH G1 Digital Camcorder

The Canon XH G1 Digital Camcorder offers excellent photo quality, largely due to the top of the line lens and optical stabilizer. The optical sensor is a 3CCD with 20 times optical zoom. Although the Canon XH G1 Digital Camcorder is unable to record in 720p, it can record in 1080i at either 24 or 30 frames per second. The wide-angle view lens on this digital camcorder is equivalent to 32.5 mm to 650 mm.

Panasonic AG-HVX200 Digital Camcorder

The Panasonic AG-HVX200 Digital Camcorder has a reputation for taking high quality HD video. This digital camcorder accepts both video tapes and P2 media. The Panasonic AG-HVX200 Digital Camcorder comes equipped with a 13 times Leica Dicomar zoom lens, with an 82 mm filter diameter. This digital camcorder does support 1080p video recording and offers frame rates anywhere between 12 and 60 frames per second.

Sony HDR-FX1 Digital Camcorder

The Sony HDR-FX1 Digital Camcorder has a super HAD 3CCD optical sensor with an optical zoom up to 12 times. The three-chip HD images captured by the HDR-FX1 are sharp and vibrant. While the native aspect ratio of the Sony HDR-FX1 Digital Camcorder is 16:9, this digital camcorder has a downconverting feature, which means you can edit and view the video in an aspect ratio of 4:3, without having to worry about any letterboxing.

Canon XL H1 Digital Camcorder

The Canon XL H1 Digital Camcorder shoots video in very high resolutions and comes with interchangeable lens. This digital camcorder has an optical sensor type of 3CCD with an optical zoom of 20 times. The lens on the Canon XL H1 Digital Camcorder is second to none, with a focal-length range equivalent to 39 mm to 780 mm and a filter diameter of 72 mm on a 35 mm camera. The video captured by the XL H1 is recorded in a default of 1080i with an aspect ratio of 16:9, although this digital camcorder can also capture film in standard definition DV with a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.

Canon XL2 Digital Camcorder

The Canon XL2 Digital Camcorder comes equipped with state of the art features and controls. The XL2 is a 3CCD digital camcorder, with a whopping optical zoom of 20 times. The Canon XL2 Digital Camcorder can shoot with either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. When shooting in 4:3, the zoom is equivalent to 1,036 mm on a 35 mm camera. The progressive video modes in this digital camcorder are two types of 24P and one type of 30P. Basically, that means that the XL2 will be able to produce digital video that will be eerily similar to the video you would see in a theater.

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