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Best Camcorders For Shooting Sports

So your kid's an ace on the field and you want to capture the domination while it happens so you can show it off to everyone you know. Or maybe you're a pro-sports fanatic (or shopping for one) and would love nothing more than capturing that regional MMA fight in gory, high-definition detail. In either case, one of the following models will definitely suit both your budget and the hankering for video to last a lifetime. The best camcorders for shooting sports will have a good zoom as well as wide-angle capability. Good stabilization is also a nice plus. Here are the best camcorders for sports.

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Canon VIXIA HF R42

Canon's 2013 $500 mainstream model is easy to use, yet includes features like built-in wi-fi and 32 GB of built-in memory. A nice 53x zoom lens gets up close to the action, and the optical image stabilization should leave footage sharp. The pr...

Grade: A- Price: $399.00

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Sony PJ670

Sony's PJ line has long been favored for their unique built-in projector, but video quality is usually pretty good too. The Sony PJ670 re-wraps a lot of the features of the PJ540, but does give the camcorder a big boost in quality with a highe...

Grade: A- Price: $698.00

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Sony CX440 Handycam

Sony's 2015 CX440 offers quite a few features for the average consumer, yet still sits at an affordable $300.Video quality certainly isn't sacrificed to keep the price low. The Sony CX440 can shoot 1080p HD video at a smooth 60 fps frame r...

Grade: A- Price: $298.00

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Panasonic HC-V770

The Panasonic V750 is a solid consumer camcorder--the 2015 Panasonic V770 keeps the goods and adds a few extras, including high dynamic range video and the option for a sub-camera using wi-fi and a smartphone.Equipped with a slightly larger-than-a...

Grade: A- Price: $498.00

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GoPro Hero Session

The leading action cam manufacturer is going big--with a tiny camera. GoPros have stuck with a similar exterior for several years, but the new GoPro Hero4 Session is completely different, with a cube-like design and a teensy, tiny weight of just 2...

Grade: B+ Price: $229.00

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Panasonic HC-V380

Panasonic has added a bit more zoom to their mid-range consumer option, packing a 62x optical zoom and a 90x intelligent zoom into the V380.The Panasonic V380 records 1080p HD video at a smooth 50 fps. The 62x optical zoom, paired with a hybrid im...

Grade: B+ Price: $298.00

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GoPro Hero 5 Black

GoPro promised their best action camera yet -- and they certainly delivered with the GoPro Hero 5 and the addition of several new features.The GoPro Hero 5 Black ditches the typical GoPro housing, waterproof to 33 feet without it. While not the fi...

Grade: A Price: $395.00

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Sony HDR CX675

While the Sony CX675 doesn't fall in the 4K category, the consumer camcorder still offers a good set of features.New to the line is the Intelligent Active mode on the 5-axis stabilization system, which detects when the user is moving and helps...

Grade: B+ Price: $598.00