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#1

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Sony HDR‑CX700

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$34.99

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Sep 2013
An award winning and stunningly cheap 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
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90

KitVision Escape HD5

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$101.19

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An astonishingly highly rated and bargain price 1x optical zoom 1024 x 768 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and one of the lightest weights around
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HP F‑500

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$30.04

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Jul 2013
The highest rated video camera under $100, with very good features
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Sony HDR‑CX405

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$49.93

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Jan 2015
A best selling and bargain price 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with terrific expert reviews and great features
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88

GoPro Hero 5

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$179.00

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An amazingly light weight and very popular 1x optical zoom 4200 x 2800 pixels resolution video camera, with a sensationally reasonable price and multiple awards
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GoPro Hero

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$129.99

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Dec 2012
A very popular and affordable 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with multiple awards and very good features
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Zoom Q2N

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$138.00

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A stunningly light weight and bargain price 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and exceptional user reviews
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88

Sony HDR‑AS300

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$260.99

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Oct 2016
A low cost and positively reviewed 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
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88

Samsung Gear 360

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$54.90

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A high image quality and very popular 1x optical zoom 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution video camera, with multiple awards and great features
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88

DJI Osmo+

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$97.00

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A low cost and very popular 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with multiple awards and very good features
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88

Sony FDR‑X3000

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$201.19

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Nov 2016
An astonishingly light weight and best selling 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with multiple awards and an astoundingly good price
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87

Canon Legria HF R700

58
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$192.00

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Nov 2016
An affordable and very popular 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features and marvellous user reviews
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87

GoPro Hero 4

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$220.00

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A very popular and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features and a very reasonable price
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87

GoPro Hero 3

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$194.90

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A very popular and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with an extremely reasonable price and great features
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87

Garmin Virb X

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$199.49

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An award winning and top-value 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features
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87

Ricoh Theta M15

92
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$79.47

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A classic and excellent value for money 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features
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Sony HDR‑AS30

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$127.96

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Dec 2012
An astoundingly cheap and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and one of the lightest weights on the market
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Canon Legria HF R72

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$269.00

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A low cost and positively reviewed 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
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87

Ricoh Theta S

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$140.00

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A best selling and affordable 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with multiple awards and great features
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Sony HDR‑CX440

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$289.72

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What Are The Best Camcorder Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every camcorder and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated camcorder brand is Canon with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning camcorders.

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Canon Camcorders 98 $120 - $3,400
86%
3,700 reviews
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Sony Camcorders 132 $35 - $14,475
85%
9,174 reviews
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Samsung Camcorders 28 $54 - $69
78%
1,187 reviews
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Panasonic Camcorders 91 $198 - $10,835
77%
689 reviews
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JVC Camcorders 57 $155 - $2,744
49%
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Other Camcorder Brands 162 $25 - $5,450

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is an 'action camcorder'?
AAn action camcorder is a very small recording device meant to be worn on clothing or attached to a helmet. It's normally used to film extreme sports or give a 'first person' view of what the subject sees.
QWhat's the difference between 'optical' and 'digital' zoom?
AOptical zoom uses the hardware of the camcorder to physically move the lenses, enlarging the captured picture. Digital zoom uses software to further enlarge the picture. This means digital zooms can go far beyond the range of optical zooms, but the quality is much worse, and degrades sharply as the image is zoomed in.
QWhat is an 'image stabiliser'?
AAn image stabiliser detects and compensates for small judders and shakes while filming, meaning the resulting video is far smoother and still.
QWhy is a big sensor size important?
AA larger optical sensor produces better quality videos, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Camcorder Buying Guide

Although VHS players are long gone, everybody still wants to preserve their best memories. Pictures are great ways to do that, but for many occasions you really need a video to put yourself in the moment again. Or perhaps you are a film maker looking for a professional camera that is not too bulky? Do you post video diaries on YouTube during your trips? Whatever you like to do, there's a camcorder for that.

Of course, this isn't 1997 anymore, and your choices are not limited to Super 8 and VCR. Before buying a camcorder, you need to look at what kind of video camera and quality do you need, how often you will use it and how you plan to watch the videos.

By knowing your needs and matching them to the options available, you will be able to shoot your family videos, that great football match, the concert ever of your favourite band and your YouTube blog too!

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Key Camcorder Features

Resolution

The image resolution determines the number of pixels the image you shoot contains. In most cases, this is the most important factor to look at when choosing a camcorder. Today, a good camera will have a resolution between 1080p and 4K. These are also known as Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and Ultra High Definition (3840 x 2160 pixels). Although a 4K camera sounds attractive, it is only worth the higher cost if you have the ability to view the result on a 4K screen. TVs and monitors that work at 4K UHD are becoming more widely available and 4K recording will become more widespread in the future too.

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Sensor Size

The larger the resolution on a camera, the larger the sensor needs to be in order to capture the video in good quality. While most cameras with the same output resolution will have a similar sensor size, sometimes there are differences. Some 4K cameras for example use 1” sensors but others used 1/2.3” sensors. While a smaller sensor will work for average recording conditions, a larger sensor will show its worth in low-light scenes as it allows it to capture more light.

Bit Rate

In terms of image quality, the bit rate is usually the third item to look at when comparing two cameras that have the same resolution and sensor size. The bit rate describes the amount of data that is generated by the camera when it records. The more data it produces per second of film, the better the image quality will be. A difference between a 24 MBPS (megabytes per second) camera and a 28 MBPS one will be very subtle, but still noticeable. The bit rate is also important for another reason: file storage. At 25 MBPS it takes about one hour to fill up a 16GB card. Recording at a higher bit rate means your memory card will fill up more quickly.

When recording at a higher bit rate it is usually a good idea to invest in a memory card with higher capacity or download the content onto a computer at regular intervals.

Image Stabilisation

Unless you are filming from a tripod or have very steady hands, having a camera with good image stabilisation is essential to prevent your recordings turning blurry, particularly when using zoom. There are two main types: optical and digital image stabilisation.

Optical Image Stabilisation

Optical image stabilisation is the most effective type to keep your videos sharp. Small gyro-sensors inside the lens shift moveable glass elements to offset the motion of the camcorder.

Digital Image Stabilisation

Digital image stabilistaion uses software to calculate the best way to avoid shaky images. It might mean that only certain pixels of the camcorder’s sensor are used for the final image. Digital stabilisation is not as effective as optical stabilisations and it is worth checking the type used before buying a camcorder that id not specific about the stabilisation type it uses.

Zoom

A good optical zoom can make a big difference when you are recording. If you are shooting sports, wildlife, airplanes, concerts and anything else, which is a considerable distance away, a minimum of 25x optical zoom is recommended. Filming people only a few metres away can be done with 10x or even 5x zoom. Optical zoom is always preferred to digital zoom because it captures the full frame at the highest quality. Digital zoom simply crops and enlarges a portion of the image reducing the resolution of the result.

Aperture

This is especially important if you are going to shoot in low-light environments like concert halls, caves and at night. The aperture of a camera defines how big the opening in the camera lens is which allows light in. The larger the opening, the more light is allowed in and the higher the quality of a low-light image will be. Aperture is measured in f-stops, with a smaller number representing a larger opening. For example, f1.8 is great for low-light settings whereas f5.6 and higher might result in an image that is too dark.

Audio Quality

Good quality audio is essential to capture the atmosphere of a football match or the music of a concert. It is important to check the quality of the built in microphone when buying a camcorder. Most budget options will have a mono microphone, which records only one channel. This can make the audio feel lifeless and flat and a high quality stereo microphone will be a much better option. If you are after the highest sound quality, using an external microphone will give the best results.

Memory

Most cameras will offer a certain amount of internal memory. Some camcorders used to have and internal hard disk drive (HDD) but this is now becoming less common as flash memory has become cheaper and takes up less space.

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The internal memory can be extended by inserting an SD card. If you use your camera for short scenes or are downloading files to your computer frequently, a relatively small SD card will be sufficient. To shoot hours of video at a time will require a large SD card or even multiple cards that can be exchanged when full.

WiFi

Being able to connect to your camcorder wirelessly opens up a lot of possibilities which you may or may not find useful. WiFi can allow some cameras to connect to a smartphone, which can then be used as a remote control.

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Battery Life

If you plan to record for a long time, or be outside and away from a plug, a long battery life is essential. Battery life can vary between camcorders so it is worth checking the manufacturer’s specifications before making your decision. Batteries can be replaced on some camcorder models allowing to extend recording times. You can replace the camcorder battery with a spare one when it runs out and continue recording straight away.

Camcorder Types Explained

After checking the specifications, you probably have an idea of what you need in a camera. This brings us to the next step: finding the type of camera that has all the features you need. Most camcorders fall into one of four categories:

Mainstream Camcorders

These are the workhorses of the family. Here you will find the camcorders that pack all the basic features, can record footage at good quality and will serve the regular home user very well. Examples here include the low-ends of the Canon VIXIA, Sony CX and Panasonic V ranges. Despite being relatively simple, most mainstream camcorders will work for sport events, concerts, family videos and much more while having a lower price tag than other options. These are the best choice unless you have more specific requirements.

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Advanced & Professional Camcorders

At some point the good old family camera may not make the grade, and then comes the time to look for models that pack in some high-end features. You will only be in this situation if you have specific requirements for which the good old mainstream camcorder wasn't made for. This includes very low light capture, 4K capability, image stabilisation, HD audio and other specific features. Each advanced camcorder has a different range of features, but most will give you high end results that can benefit both professional and demanding amateur users.

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Pocket Camcorders

These small camcorders allow you to take them with you wherever you go without having to take a bag, and they are usually very affordable too. One of the downsides are a usually a compromise in image quality. While you can still find good options in this range, there are physical limitations to the size of sensor that can be built into a small camera. For the usual blogger who just needs a basic camera with low-end HD options, this will do. If you need more options or features (including handles), look at mainstream camcorders instead.

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Wearable/Action Camcorders

If you are planning to attach your camera to something that will move, shake, turn or swim, you definitely need an action camera. The most popular and recognised camera in this niche is the GoPro series, but there are alternatives from Sony and other brands too. Most action cams are waterproof making them ideal for surfing, swimming, snowboading and diving.

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Finding the Right Camcorder for Every Situation

Home Videos

Taking home videos of your children and family can be done in reasonable quality with a less expensive camcorder but you might still prefer Full HD resolution to less detailed alternatives.

Sports

If you like filming sports, particularly ones played in arenas and other settings where lighting may not be ideal, a camcorder with a good low-light performance is crucial. Look for a long zoom lens and optical image stabilsation to make sure you can capture the action without losing focus.

Video Blogging

If you tend to record mostly at home, a pocket camcorder might be all you need. This is an inexpensive way to get started. You could even consider using a good quality webcam. If you plan to film outside you might require more features like a good optical zoom and image stabilisation.

Film & Documentaries

With YouTube, Vimeo and other online streaming services allowing Ultra High Definition Uploads, a 4K camcorder might be worth considering to make sure you achieve the highest possible quality and prepare for the future. For the best results, look for good image stabilisation, a big aperture and a large sensor that can handle low-light shots. A powerful zoom wouldn't go amiss either if the action is happening further out. Alternatively, if you are working on a set where you have the ability to adjust the lighting and prevent unexpected camera movement, a high-end 1080p camera on a stable mount might be adequate.

Camcorder Retailers, Prices and Features

Video Camera Prices

Video cameras range in price from $29 to $14,475 and in total we found prices for 207 video cameras. The average price of a new camcorder is $1,202 and the 80% of video cameras are priced between $60 and $3,211. The most expensive camcorder that we found is the Sony PXW-FS7K at $14,475, and the cheapest is the ACTIVEON CCA10 at only $30.

Video Camera Brands - Price Range

The highest average video camera price out of all brands is Blackmagic Design camcorders with an average price of $2,851. Blackmagic Design camcorders start at $995 and their most expensive video camera costs $5,450.

Sony camcorders start at $35 and their most expensive camcorder costs $14,475. The average price of Sony camcorders is $2,072 which is the second highest average price of all camcorder brands.

Panasonic video cameras range in price from $198 to $10,835, and the third highest average camcorder price out of all brands is Panasonic video cameras with an average price of $1,572.

Video Camera Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 2,167 expert reviews and 20,710 user reviews for video cameras written online and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of camcorder. The top rated camcorder brand is Canon with an average rating of 86%. The second best brand is Sony with 85% and the third best brand is Samsung with 78%.

Biggest Camcorder Retailers

We found 111 current offers for video cameras from Amazon US making it the biggest video camera retailer. That is very close in size to the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 109 current offers for video cameras. The third biggest retailer is Walmart with 84 current video camera offers.

When Are Most New Camcorders Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any evident pattern in the release month for new camcorders. The biggest month last year for new video camera releases was January, with 11 new video cameras released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new video cameras, with 28 new video cameras released that month. In 2015 most new video cameras were released in September, with 28 new video cameras released that month.

How Fast Do Video Camera Prices Drop After Release?

New camcorders drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of $10 on a typical $1,202 new camcorder if you wait 6 months before buying.

Optical Zooms

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

Comparing all video cameras, the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x. The optical zooms of the majority of camcorders range from 1x to 7x. The PanasonicSDR-S70, which is available at $249.99, has the biggest optical zoom and is a 78x optical zoom camcorder. The camcorder with the smallest optical zoom is the PanasonicSDR-S70, which is a 1x optical zoom camcorder and is priced at $190.00.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Max Video Resolutions

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

1920 x 1080 pixels is the most popular max video resolution amongst new video cameras. We found 780 video cameras that are video cameras that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. We found 780 camcorders that are video cameras that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels, making this the second most frequently found max video resolution amongst new camcorders.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Total Megapixels

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

Comparing all video cameras, the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP. The total megapixels of most video cameras range from 2.7MP to 5.1MP. The SonyPXW-X160 has the biggest total megapixels. This camcorder is a 50MP camcorder and is available at $3,789.97. The SonyPXW-X160, which sells for $53.99, has the smallest total megapixels and is a 0.8MP video camera.

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Optical Sensor Sizes

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

Comparing all video cameras, the optical sensor sizes range from 1" to 4/3". The optical sensor sizes of the majority of video cameras range from 0.13" to 0.28". The video camera with the largest optical sensor size is the SonyNEX-FS700, which is a 4/3" optical sensor size camcorder and sells for $4,035.99. The video camera with the smallest optical sensor size is the SonyNEX-FS700, which is a 1" optical sensor size camcorder and is on sale for $1,379.00.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weights

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

Across the range of video cameras, the weights range from 50g to 7.4kg. The weights of most camcorders range from 50g to 340g. The camcorder with the heaviest weight is the Blackmagic DesignURSA EF, which is a 7.4kg video camera and can be purchased for $3,900.00. The video camera with the lightest weight is the Blackmagic DesignURSA EF, which is a 50g camcorder and is on sale for $187.99.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Video Cameras?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying . For each retailer it shows the total number of where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying camcorders. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 74 of their camcorder prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Video Cameras for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 67.9% of their video camera prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.