Dimensions of the Canon Vixia HF200
The unit measures 2.8" x 2.4" x 4.9" and weighs 12 ounces without the battery. The system comes with 15x optical zoom and has a 2.7” Touch Screen. There is also a video snapshot and a 24p Cinema mode.
The highest quality is at 24mbps, good for recording up to 60 minutes of high definition video. The pictures are at 3.1 megapixels. There are also components and connectors for HDMI. The screen is in LCD.
Dimensions of the Canon HG21 AVCHD
The camcorder size is 3.1" x 3.0" x 5.5" and weighs 1.1 lbs minus the battery. There is a 12x optical zoom and the screen is 2.7”. The CMOS sensor is 1/3.2”. There is stereo sound. The camcorder can record in 1080i HD or the standard definition.
The hard drive has a capacity of 120 GB, good for up to 44 hours of video. There is also a DIGIC DV II image processor and comes with HDMI connectors. 24p Cinema mode is also included.
Dimensions of the Sony HDR-CX100 Dual Flash Memory HD
The weight is 11 oz, and the camcorder size is 2 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 4 1/2". The zoom is 10x and the screen is 2.7” high resolution. The camcorder comes with a 1.5” CMOS. There is 8 GB of internal memory and comes with an image processor to enhance the output.
The device also comes with the AVCHD compression format technology. This allows recording of HD. With a 16 GB memory stick, recording of up to 11 hours of video is possible. The unit can be linked to an HDTV.
Dimensions of the Canon HV40
The camcorder measures 3.5" x 3.2" x 5.4" and weighs 1.2 ounces (without the battery). The screen is 2.7” and there is stereo sound and 24p Cinema mode. The CMOS imager is ½”. The images are at 3.1 megapixels and can record to MiniDV.
Dimensions of the Flip Video MinoHD
The camcorder size is 3.94" x 1.97" x 0.63". The weight is 3 ounces. The unit comes with a 3.3” TFT screen and has a TV connector cable. This allows for easy linkup to TVs. The device supports the MPEG4 H.264 format.
The device is capable of storing up to an hour of video (HD quality at 1280 x 720 resolution; 30 frames per sec / 16:9). There is a 2x zoom feature and 4 GB of memory. The camcorder comes with software for managing and organizing video files.
Dimensions of the Sony HDR-HC9 HD
The camcorder measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" and weighs 1 lb. The camcorder has 10x zoom and a ½ inch CMOS. The screen is 2.7”. There is also a headphone, jacks and stereo sound. Like other camcorders, this can connect to HDTV.
For new buyers, the camcorder size should not be ignored. No matter how powerful the device is, it will lose its appeal if it’s a burden to carry around.