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    "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...Buying a separate charger for the batteries might be a good idea as you have to charge the batteries IN THE CAMERA which means you can't use the camera at that time OR must remember to charge the batteries over night or when the camera is not being used"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $179.99
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    "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...Buying a separate charger for the batteries might be a good idea as you have to charge the batteries IN THE CAMERA which means you can't use the camera at that time OR must remember to charge the batteries over night or when the camera is not being used"

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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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    "It's easy to use...Very easy to use...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...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.
    Your price for this item is $219.99
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    "It's easy to use...Very easy to use...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...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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    "Very easy to use...It's easy to use...I bought this for a Christmas gift for my daughter and it works amazing.The picture is great and it is more than I could have asked for.Very Pleased...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"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $219.99
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    "Very easy to use...It's easy to use...I bought this for a Christmas gift for my daughter and it works amazing.The picture is great and it is more than I could have asked for.Very Pleased...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"

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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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    "Very easy to use...Sony is the best...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...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"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $699.99
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    "Very easy to use...Sony is the best...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...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"

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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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    "Easy to use also...Very easy to use...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)...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"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $799.99
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    "Easy to use also...Very easy to use...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)...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"

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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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    "great for my use...Very easy to use...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.
    Your price for this item is $249.99
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    "great for my use...Very easy to use...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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    "Very easy to use...Works well so far...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 mostly use this for my sons football games and I don't use a tripod, but this stays pretty steady and the picture is nice and clean"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $499.99
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    The previous price was $599.99
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    "Very easy to use...Works well so far...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 mostly use this for my sons football games and I don't use a tripod, but this stays pretty steady and the picture is nice and clean"

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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.
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    "It is a nice one...Very easy to use...This camcorder is perfect for what I use it for, has awesome features like Wi-Fi, Slow and Fast motion, Green Screen built in and has Software that is downloadable for your Green Screen projects for stills and video, planning on buying another one as I prefer using two camcorders to shoot my movies...This camcorder is great for some beginner on video filming and for families that would like to keep their memories stored in digital format"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $299.99
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    The previous price was $349.99
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    "It is a nice one...Very easy to use...This camcorder is perfect for what I use it for, has awesome features like Wi-Fi, Slow and Fast motion, Green Screen built in and has Software that is downloadable for your Green Screen projects for stills and video, planning on buying another one as I prefer using two camcorders to shoot my movies...This camcorder is great for some beginner on video filming and for families that would like to keep their memories stored in digital format"

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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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    "It's all worth it...I like the camera...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...This is a great camera for a novice who wants a point and shoot camcorder that takes great video with enough features for more advanced shooters"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $1,299.99
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    The previous price was $1,499.99
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    "It's all worth it...I like the camera...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...This is a great camera for a novice who wants a point and shoot camcorder that takes great video with enough features for more advanced shooters"

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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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    "I love this camera...I enjoyed this camera...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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "I love this camera...I enjoyed this camera...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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    "Super happy so far...but still worth it...I highly recommend this camera if you are in the market for a budget friendly HD camera...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.
    Your price for this item is $449.99
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    "Super happy so far...but still worth it...I highly recommend this camera if you are in the market for a budget friendly HD camera...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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    "I have zero complaints...She absolutely loves it...A video-capable DSLR is generally better in a controlled environment because it has a bigger sensor and a higher video bitrate, but a DSLR will never be a camcorder...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"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $599.99
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    "I have zero complaints...She absolutely loves it...A video-capable DSLR is generally better in a controlled environment because it has a bigger sensor and a higher video bitrate, but a DSLR will never be a camcorder...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"

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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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    "Super easy to use...Best Bang for your Buck...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...I am DONE shopping for the best action camera"

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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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    "Super easy to use...Best Bang for your Buck...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...I am DONE shopping for the best action camera"

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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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    "I love my Sony CX455...I love the zoom feature...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...The Wi-Fi connectivity is a neat feature, if you have use for it (which I haven't yet)"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "I love my Sony CX455...I love the zoom feature...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...The Wi-Fi connectivity is a neat feature, if you have use for it (which I haven't yet)"

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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.
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    SKU:4300901
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    "Sweet piece of Tech...Good video, great audio...A perfect camera for small trips where you don't want to take the full kit and still need a quality product...I record video at a medium HD 1080/30 @ 16Mbps, which is the best compromise between high def quality and trying to keep the file size small"

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    Capture HD video and crisp, clear audio with this Zoom Q8 camcorder, which features a CMOS sensor for sharp images and a 4-track audio recorder with interchangeable microphone capsules. The 3" rotating LCD touch screen simplifies navigation.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "Sweet piece of Tech...Good video, great audio...A perfect camera for small trips where you don't want to take the full kit and still need a quality product...I record video at a medium HD 1080/30 @ 16Mbps, which is the best compromise between high def quality and trying to keep the file size small"

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    Capture HD video and crisp, clear audio with this Zoom Q8 camcorder, which features a CMOS sensor for sharp images and a 4-track audio recorder with interchangeable microphone capsules. The 3" rotating LCD touch screen simplifies navigation.