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    "Love it...5 Stars...If you are going to record an event of unspecified duration, it would be wise to get another battery or upgrade to longer lasting battery or a cord extension for charging while using would be a good thing as well....I bought it for the outdoor family activities especially when I have to be in the amusement park etc.... so I don't have to worry about dropping or breaking it."

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    Utilizing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a BIONZ X image processor and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, this Sony Handycam HDRCX405/B camcorder enables you to capture video footage with 1920 x 1080 resolution and sharp still images.
    $229.99
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    "Love it...5 Stars...If you are going to record an event of unspecified duration, it would be wise to get another battery or upgrade to longer lasting battery or a cord extension for charging while using would be a good thing as well....I bought it for the outdoor family activities especially when I have to be in the amusement park etc.... so I don't have to worry about dropping or breaking it."

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    Utilizing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a BIONZ X image processor and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, this Sony Handycam HDRCX405/B camcorder enables you to capture video footage with 1920 x 1080 resolution and sharp still images.
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    "Not bad...Love it...Almost a year later, we have only used it a handful of times, I really like the fact that it just uses a SD card, once I'm full on film, I can upload to my Mac and edit and save film and photos from the SD card....Great for beginners Many filters to use if you don't know how to edit videos Video quality it's pretty clear, you can set it up to 1080p which is HD The mic on this recorder is super clear Video recorder weight is pretty light feels like a feather in the palm of your hands it can also take clear HD pictures on this recorder Also has stabilizer to make your videos less rocky This camera is perfect for any event to use such as sports, graduation, family events etc."

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    Shoot high-definition films with this portable Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. The unit’s 57x zoom makes it easy to get into the action from afar, while its optical image stabilization feature automatically corrects camera shake. Equipped with a 3.28MP full-HD MOS sensor, this Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder captures video in genuine 1920 x 1080 resolution.
    $219.99
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    "Not bad...Love it...Almost a year later, we have only used it a handful of times, I really like the fact that it just uses a SD card, once I'm full on film, I can upload to my Mac and edit and save film and photos from the SD card....Great for beginners Many filters to use if you don't know how to edit videos Video quality it's pretty clear, you can set it up to 1080p which is HD The mic on this recorder is super clear Video recorder weight is pretty light feels like a feather in the palm of your hands it can also take clear HD pictures on this recorder Also has stabilizer to make your videos less rocky This camera is perfect for any event to use such as sports, graduation, family events etc."

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    Shoot high-definition films with this portable Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. The unit’s 57x zoom makes it easy to get into the action from afar, while its optical image stabilization feature automatically corrects camera shake. Equipped with a 3.28MP full-HD MOS sensor, this Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder captures video in genuine 1920 x 1080 resolution.
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    "Not bad...Love it...I would highly recommend this camera for those on a budget that want a camera that claims the best features at a much higher price....This is a good camcorder, I have some good footage for track races, conferences, the only problem it could be the non-automatic lenses opener, it is manual and if you forget you will be loosing seconds at beginning of recording any action."

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    Create HD videos quickly and easily with this versatile Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. Get into the action with the device’s 57x zoom and enjoy optical image stabilization, which helps reduce camera shake. This Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder has an onboard DIGIC DV 4 image processor, which captures extra light and removes noise for an enhanced image.
    $219.99
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    "Not bad...Love it...I would highly recommend this camera for those on a budget that want a camera that claims the best features at a much higher price....This is a good camcorder, I have some good footage for track races, conferences, the only problem it could be the non-automatic lenses opener, it is manual and if you forget you will be loosing seconds at beginning of recording any action."

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    Create HD videos quickly and easily with this versatile Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. Get into the action with the device’s 57x zoom and enjoy optical image stabilization, which helps reduce camera shake. This Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder has an onboard DIGIC DV 4 image processor, which captures extra light and removes noise for an enhanced image.
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    "Love it...Nice buy...There are a few things I haven't figured out on this and I'm a bit annoyed that I can't take photos while recording in 4K but I love how quickly I can transfer my videos and pictures to my smart phone or tablet to upload to YouTube....Overall view of the camera: It may seem like I've a lot of complaints listed, these are why I dropped a star, some could be improved and some I could have just done without to save cost (wifi and nfc could have been left of altogether) but this are mainly just issues that come with getting a very nice camera a good price point."

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    Capture special moments in 4K video with this Sony Handycam AX33 camcorder, which features a NightShot infrared system and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to ensure quality footage in a variety of lighting conditions.
    $849.99
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    "Love it...Nice buy...There are a few things I haven't figured out on this and I'm a bit annoyed that I can't take photos while recording in 4K but I love how quickly I can transfer my videos and pictures to my smart phone or tablet to upload to YouTube....Overall view of the camera: It may seem like I've a lot of complaints listed, these are why I dropped a star, some could be improved and some I could have just done without to save cost (wifi and nfc could have been left of altogether) but this are mainly just issues that come with getting a very nice camera a good price point."

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    Capture special moments in 4K video with this Sony Handycam AX33 camcorder, which features a NightShot infrared system and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to ensure quality footage in a variety of lighting conditions.
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    "Love it...In love...this is good product for unto 2k budget camera, 4k with 120 fps resolution makes this camera even better for filming or even photo capturing, however it was meant for videography so its more suitable for it but for photo it needs to be immovable or photo will be slightly blurry...I do a lot of volunteering of making veteran videos, this camera has made a huge difference as I was using a Canon Vixia model that didn't have 4K recording capabilities (Still a great camera that I will continue to use for a number of years)."

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    Shoot video in ultrahigh 4K resolution with the Sony 4K Expert Handycam. The advanced Exmor R sensor delivers outstanding image clarity and reduces artifacts and noise for a great-looking, consistent video. Use the 29 mm wide-angle lens for up to 12x optical zoom, which ensures your Sony 4K Expert Handycam captures all the action.
    $999.99
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    "Love it...In love...this is good product for unto 2k budget camera, 4k with 120 fps resolution makes this camera even better for filming or even photo capturing, however it was meant for videography so its more suitable for it but for photo it needs to be immovable or photo will be slightly blurry...I do a lot of volunteering of making veteran videos, this camera has made a huge difference as I was using a Canon Vixia model that didn't have 4K recording capabilities (Still a great camera that I will continue to use for a number of years)."

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    Shoot video in ultrahigh 4K resolution with the Sony 4K Expert Handycam. The advanced Exmor R sensor delivers outstanding image clarity and reduces artifacts and noise for a great-looking, consistent video. Use the 29 mm wide-angle lens for up to 12x optical zoom, which ensures your Sony 4K Expert Handycam captures all the action.
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    "Not Bad...Love it...I am in love with the projector as well; although, I never thought I would use the projector when I purchased the Camcorder it has been so useful to review my recordings or pictures....Battery life was pretty good, It recorded 2 full volleyball games (4 total sets) I still had half power showing but I switched just to make sure I didn't have to change batteries in the middle of a game."

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    This Sony Handycam HDRCX440/B camcorder features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, so you can capture clear videos and still images. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to share stored footage across devices.
    $299.99
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    "Not Bad...Love it...I am in love with the projector as well; although, I never thought I would use the projector when I purchased the Camcorder it has been so useful to review my recordings or pictures....Battery life was pretty good, It recorded 2 full volleyball games (4 total sets) I still had half power showing but I switched just to make sure I didn't have to change batteries in the middle of a game."

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    This Sony Handycam HDRCX440/B camcorder features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, so you can capture clear videos and still images. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to share stored footage across devices.
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    "Love It...Love it....Some reviews say they had issues setting up this ability with the Sony PlayMemories App, but I was patient and learned how to do it correctly and now I can do this slick transfer in less than a minute and post, email, drop, or text a video clip, no computer needed....I went to Iceland for the Northern Lights and even though I didn't get the lights, I was able to capture my friends and the fun we had"

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    Fast five-axis image stabilization and rapid autofocus combine in the Sony CX675 Handycam to create stunning video all day long. Capture wide-angle views to show all the action, or zoom in up to 30 times to focus on a small aspect. You can even use the in-camera effects to create something special with the Sony CX675 Handycam.
    $599.99
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    "Love It...Love it....Some reviews say they had issues setting up this ability with the Sony PlayMemories App, but I was patient and learned how to do it correctly and now I can do this slick transfer in less than a minute and post, email, drop, or text a video clip, no computer needed....I went to Iceland for the Northern Lights and even though I didn't get the lights, I was able to capture my friends and the fun we had"

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    Fast five-axis image stabilization and rapid autofocus combine in the Sony CX675 Handycam to create stunning video all day long. Capture wide-angle views to show all the action, or zoom in up to 30 times to focus on a small aspect. You can even use the in-camera effects to create something special with the Sony CX675 Handycam.
  8. Model:DVR917HD-BLK-BB
    SKU:6060600
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    "Not bad...Not bad....This is a great video camera for people who don't want to spend a lot of money for the higher end ones....According to the box it shoots I n 4K is waterproof and comes with a couple mounts sounds awesome havent opened it yet it's clearly a Christmas gift :)"

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    Only at Best Buy Snap colorful photos and record 4K video with this Vivitar camera. It has a water-resistant case and assorted clips for taking it with you on outdoor adventures, and its built-in Wi-Fi lets you directly stream content to any smartphone or tablet. This Vivitar camera has a 2-inch preview screen for playing back videos or viewing photos.
    $34.99
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    "Not bad...Not bad....This is a great video camera for people who don't want to spend a lot of money for the higher end ones....According to the box it shoots I n 4K is waterproof and comes with a couple mounts sounds awesome havent opened it yet it's clearly a Christmas gift :)"

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    Only at Best Buy Snap colorful photos and record 4K video with this Vivitar camera. It has a water-resistant case and assorted clips for taking it with you on outdoor adventures, and its built-in Wi-Fi lets you directly stream content to any smartphone or tablet. This Vivitar camera has a 2-inch preview screen for playing back videos or viewing photos.
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    "The best...Love it....After all is said and done, while the AX100 is an outstanding camcorder for someone who wants a Prosumer 4K video camera for under $2k with great video capabilities in a variety of situations, I was really impressed with Sony's Balanced Optical Stabilization System and went with the FDRAX33/B....Went into the store shopping for a Mophie case, walked out with this beauty instead (Got the mophie the following week) 4K is still in its infancy and will not be a fad, like 3D sadly was, I still use it."

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    Record high-definition video footage and crisp still images with this Sony Prosumer AX100 4K flash memory camcorder that features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to minimize blur. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly transfer files.
    $1,499.99
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    "The best...Love it....After all is said and done, while the AX100 is an outstanding camcorder for someone who wants a Prosumer 4K video camera for under $2k with great video capabilities in a variety of situations, I was really impressed with Sony's Balanced Optical Stabilization System and went with the FDRAX33/B....Went into the store shopping for a Mophie case, walked out with this beauty instead (Got the mophie the following week) 4K is still in its infancy and will not be a fad, like 3D sadly was, I still use it."

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    Record high-definition video footage and crisp still images with this Sony Prosumer AX100 4K flash memory camcorder that features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to minimize blur. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly transfer files.
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    "Love it...I love it...This camcorder is great for some beginner on video filming and for families that would like to keep their memories stored in digital format....I purchased this camera for work, it has been a good camera and a great value for what you get."

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    Capture up to six hours of video at a time with this adaptable Canon Vixia HF R80 camcorder. Optical image stabilization helps correct camera shake, so you can shoot while you walk and still generate smooth, distortion-free footage. This Canon Vixia HF R80 camcorder’s extra-sensitive 3.28MP sensor produces full-HD movies with vivid color, even in dim light.
    $299.99
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    "Love it...I love it...This camcorder is great for some beginner on video filming and for families that would like to keep their memories stored in digital format....I purchased this camera for work, it has been a good camera and a great value for what you get."

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    Capture up to six hours of video at a time with this adaptable Canon Vixia HF R80 camcorder. Optical image stabilization helps correct camera shake, so you can shoot while you walk and still generate smooth, distortion-free footage. This Canon Vixia HF R80 camcorder’s extra-sensitive 3.28MP sensor produces full-HD movies with vivid color, even in dim light.
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    "Love it...Great TV...I got it for a school play and am glad I did wooks great picture could not be better I am very happy with it...i was looking for a camcorder to take on vacation, and I was looking at 3 or 4 of them, but this 1 got the best reviews and the price was good /"

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    Lose yourself in the action with this Canon Vixia HF R82 camcorder, which has a 57x Advanced Zoom range. The device’s inbuilt optical image stabilization mechanism corrects distortion and camera shake, so you can create videos while walking. The Canon Vixia HF R82 camcorder’s 3.28MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 4 image processor work together to capture crisp, vibrant footage.
    $349.99
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    "Love it...Great TV...I got it for a school play and am glad I did wooks great picture could not be better I am very happy with it...i was looking for a camcorder to take on vacation, and I was looking at 3 or 4 of them, but this 1 got the best reviews and the price was good /"

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    Lose yourself in the action with this Canon Vixia HF R82 camcorder, which has a 57x Advanced Zoom range. The device’s inbuilt optical image stabilization mechanism corrects distortion and camera shake, so you can create videos while walking. The Canon Vixia HF R82 camcorder’s 3.28MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 4 image processor work together to capture crisp, vibrant footage.
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    "Love it...Very good...I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone who wants to purchase a camcorder for the first time....I buy this camera for home and light show events and works great, Batt runs for a long time"

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    Capture clear shots by using this Panasonic Camcorder with HDR that reduces bright spots and enhances dark areas. Connect your smartphone's video camera by using Wi-Fi for picture-in-picture video, and reduce sound distortion with the Wind Shield Zoom Microphone for high-quality recording. This Panasonic Camcorder uses Level Shot Function to suppress distortion and tilting to minimize blurred, slanted videos.
    $449.99
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    "Love it...Very good...I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone who wants to purchase a camcorder for the first time....I buy this camera for home and light show events and works great, Batt runs for a long time"

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    Capture clear shots by using this Panasonic Camcorder with HDR that reduces bright spots and enhances dark areas. Connect your smartphone's video camera by using Wi-Fi for picture-in-picture video, and reduce sound distortion with the Wind Shield Zoom Microphone for high-quality recording. This Panasonic Camcorder uses Level Shot Function to suppress distortion and tilting to minimize blurred, slanted videos.
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    "Love it!...Super cam...I am also a real estate agent, and this will be a good addition to my work cameras, as it takes very good still pictures as well as video....They can improve but for beginners this would be a good 4K camera."

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    Preserve important moments with this Panasonic HC-VX870K camcorder, which features a BSI MOS sensor that captures stunning footage with up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution and clear stereo sound. Hybrid image stabilization ensures smooth videos.
    $599.99
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    "Love it!...Super cam...I am also a real estate agent, and this will be a good addition to my work cameras, as it takes very good still pictures as well as video....They can improve but for beginners this would be a good 4K camera."

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    Preserve important moments with this Panasonic HC-VX870K camcorder, which features a BSI MOS sensor that captures stunning footage with up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution and clear stereo sound. Hybrid image stabilization ensures smooth videos.
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    "Not bad...Good camera...That being said, I think a few things could be improved such as video quality in low light, 4K image quality(I mostly use HD), and microphone location on the body of the camera....Whether you are a professional user or amateur user, you won't be disappointed with the K1."

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    Turn great moments into 4K movies with the all-in-one REMOVU K1 self-stabilizing camera. Its integrated three-axis gimbal provides steady video capture, and it has a 1.5-inch built-in LCD screen for convenient monitoring. Set this lightweight REMOVU K1 self-stabilizing camera on selfie mode to optimize the focal length for personal close-up shots.
    $399.99
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    "Not bad...Good camera...That being said, I think a few things could be improved such as video quality in low light, 4K image quality(I mostly use HD), and microphone location on the body of the camera....Whether you are a professional user or amateur user, you won't be disappointed with the K1."

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    Turn great moments into 4K movies with the all-in-one REMOVU K1 self-stabilizing camera. Its integrated three-axis gimbal provides steady video capture, and it has a 1.5-inch built-in LCD screen for convenient monitoring. Set this lightweight REMOVU K1 self-stabilizing camera on selfie mode to optimize the focal length for personal close-up shots.
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    "Very nice...good camera...I am very pleased with the quality of pictures and videos that I have taken so far....The 5.1 sound probably is better, but I can't tell as I only watch the videos on my computer or smart TV, neither of which has surround sound."

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    Enjoy compact recording and automatic shake and blur reduction with the Sony CX455 Handycam. Capable of recording full HD resolutions, this video recorder ensures you can capture all the detail you want, and a 30x optical zoom lets you focus on the action. The 5.1 microphone lets the Sony CX455 Handycam deliver clear surround sound.
    $399.99
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    "Very nice...good camera...I am very pleased with the quality of pictures and videos that I have taken so far....The 5.1 sound probably is better, but I can't tell as I only watch the videos on my computer or smart TV, neither of which has surround sound."

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    Enjoy compact recording and automatic shake and blur reduction with the Sony CX455 Handycam. Capable of recording full HD resolutions, this video recorder ensures you can capture all the detail you want, and a 30x optical zoom lets you focus on the action. The 5.1 microphone lets the Sony CX455 Handycam deliver clear surround sound.