The following is a list of 3 cheap camcorders that will allow you to capture those special moments in your life without having to pay a lot of money.
Samsung SMX-F34 Camcorder
The SMX camcorder features a 1200x digital zoom with the standard white balance features such as cloudy, daylight, fluorescent and tungsten light. You can capture in widescreen mode as well with this camera. The still image capture with the Samsung SMX is in JPG format. When capturing video this camera has a resolution of around 720×480. The Samsung SMX features a 34x optical zoom with a built in lens shield. This camcorder also has a YouTube capture mode along with a digital noise reduction and digital image stabilization allowing for that perfect frame of video. The LCD display is in color allowing you to see what you capture. The camera has 1-usb, 1 composite video/audio output and 1 power input connection built into the camera. Average price for the Samsung SMX-F34 is around $225.
Sony Handycam DCR-SX41 Camcorder
This camcorder has a 2000 x digital zoom and captures video in a MPEG-2 format. The Handycam DCR-SX41 captures still images in JPEG format. This camcorder has an 8 GB flash memory that allows you to capture video or pics in high quality. The DCR-SX41 has a 60x optical zoom along with a built in lens shield. The DCR-SX41 has a 2.7″LCD color display that allows you to see what you’re capturing. The camcorder has the following connections; 1 video/audio output, 1-usb and 1 s-video output. Also, the Sony Handycam DCR has an expansion slot where you can add another memory card. This camcorder weighs about 8.8 oz. This camcorder costs around $389.
Canon FS200 Camcorder.
The Canon FS200 camcorder features a 2000 x digital zoom and captures video in a MPEG-2 format. Still images are captured in JPEG format the same as the other 2 cameras in this list. This camcorder has a 37x optical zoom. The Canon FS200 has the following connection; 1-microphone, 1-usb and 1-video/audio output. Also, the camcorder has an expansion slot for SD memory card. The camcorder costs around $349. This camcorder lacks a few bells and whistles compared to the Sony Handycam DCR-SX41 and the Samsung SMX-F34. However, all 3 camcorders will provide you the basic functions to capture and share those special moments in your life.