Camcorder bargains for Christmas

Capture all your Yuletide festivities -- without becoming a pauper

  • [[artnid:213762| JVC Everio GZ-HD6 HDD Camcorder]]

    Price: $1399.95 (save $799.05)

    In our tests, the Everio GZ-HD6 camcorder delivered solid video performance in optimum lighting, so it can match most high-def cameras when it comes to picture quality. [[xref:|Ted’s Cameras]] has a Web-only special price of $1399.95 — that’s a massive saving of almost $800!
  • [[artnid:321036|JVC Everio GZ-X900]]

    Price: $1999 (with $450 of extras)

    The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a feature-packed Full HD camcorder that records to removable flash memory. In addition to offering 1080p recording, the GZ-X900 boasts a clever Upload feature for creating and transferring video clips to your YouTube account in just a couple of steps. JVC is offering a special deal between 1 October and 31 January: The HD Everio Extras Pack includes a JVC NX-PN10 iPod Dock and additional one year camcorder warranty (total two years) — that’s $450 worth of goodies, completely free! (Well, apart from a $20 freight charge).

    To claim your Extras Pack, all you need to do is fill in the [[xref:|proof-of-purchase claims form]] for your GZ-X900. The Extras Pack can also be claimed if you bought a JVC Everio GZ-HM200B, GZ-HD300S, GZ-HD300R GZ-HD320B or GZ-HM400.
  • [[artnid:314597|Canon Legria HF200|Review: Canon Legria HF200]]

    Price: $1087 (save $312).

    The Canon Legria HF200 is an HD flash memory–based camcorder with a some useful features, including an external microphone jack for superior audio. It also comes with an 8GB SD card free of charge. You can purchase the Canon HF200 from [[xref:|The Good Guys for $1087]]. That’s $312 off the recommended retail price.
  • [[artnid:318272|Millennius Memmoir full HD camcorder]]

    Price: $429

    The curiously spelled Millennius Memmoir is a Full HD flash memory camcorder with an LCD touch screen. It's capable of taking good looking video and comes bundled with some useful goodies, including an 8GB SDHC card and a zip-up carry pouch. The Millennius Memmoir costs just $429 from the [[xref:|Millennius Web site]]. That's three times less than you'd pay for most of its HD camcorder competitors.
  • [[artnid:301445|Sony HDR-XR200 Full HD camcorder]]

    Price: $2699 (save $400+)

    The Sony HDR-XR200 is a gadget-laden show-stopper of a camcorder with plenty of advanced features under the hood. Some of the highlights include a 12-megapixel still image mode, a massive 240GB hard drive and built-in GPS functionality. Originally retailing for $2699, the Sony HDR-XR200 can be [[xref:|purchased from Bing Lee for less than $2299]] — this price is negotiable, which means you will save a minimum of $400.
  • Kodak Zx1 pocket camcorder

    Price: $197 (save $102)

    The [[artnid:302495|Kodak Zx1]] is a pocket-sized HD camcorder that records to flash memory. It's capable of taking good looking video and is perfect for video blogging. The Kodak Zx1 costs just $197 from [[xref:|JB Hi-Fi]]. That’s a saving of $102.
  • [[artnid:326583|Canon FS200]]

    Price: $529 (Save $180)

    The Canon FS200 is a serviceable standard-definition camcorder for beginners and videographers on a budget. Boasting a 41x optical zoom lens, a compact body and an external microphone jack, the Canon FS200 is a versatile option that won't disappoint. It also comes bundled with a free 8GB SD card. If you're in Queensland, you can pick up the $529 camera from [[xref:|online store Umart for $339]] — a saving of $180 off the regular RRP.
  • [[artnid:322985|Canon Legria HFS11]]

    Price: $1619 (save $480)

    The Canon Legria HFS11 is one of the best camcorders on the market when it comes to Full HD video quality. In fact, it remains our top choice for serious videographers. During testing, it produced some incredibly sharp images that were bursting with detail and colour. Originally retailing for $2099, the Canon Legria HFS11 can be snapped up for just $1619 from online camera store [[xref:|]].

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  • Camcorder bargains for Christmas

    When it comes to great Christmas gift ideas, it's hard to go past a digital camcorder. Whether your loved one dreams of making the next Australia or just wants to stick a video on YouTube, there’s a camcorder to suit every taste and budget. In the following slideshow, we take a look at some of the best Christmas bargains currently doing the rounds — from low-end pocket camcorders to premium HD offerings. (For detailed information on each product, click on the product name to read the full review.)
  • [[artnid:274533|Samsung VP-MX20 digital video camera]]

    Price: $327 (save $202)

    The Samsung VP-MX20 is a standard-definition camcorder that records to SD memory cards. It also comes with a YouTube mode for online video uploads. Originally costing $529, the Samsung VP-MX20 can now be snapped up from [[xref:|JB-Hi Fi for $327]] — a saving of $202.
  • [[artnid:268688|Kogan Technologies Full HD 1080p Video Camera]]

    Price: $299 (save $100)

    The Kogan Technologies Full HD 1080p Video Camera is a flash memory-based camcorder that comes bundled with an 8GB SD card and a bonus carry case. Originally costing $399, Kogan Technologies has slashed the price even further. It can now be purchased [[xref:|from the Kogan Web site]] for just $299.
  • [[artnid:279071|Sony DCR-SR47 digital camcorder]]

    Price: $649 (negotiable)

    The Sony DCR-SR47 is a standard-definition hard disk-based camcorder with 60GB of inbuilt memory. It also comes with a massive 60x optical zoom — one of the most powerful zooms on the market. Originally retailing for $749, the Sony HDR-XR200 can be [[xref:|purchased from Bing Lee for $649]] — and the price is negotiable, which means you will save over $100.
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