Best Camcorders For New Parents

When you have a new baby you don't want to miss a thing. Every bounce and giggle is a screen-worthy moment so you want a camcorder that will catch them all easily, smoothly, and accurately. Of course, you also don't want your camcorder to cut too far into your diaper budget. Here are some picks for stress-free memory-making machines.

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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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Sony PJ440

Sony's PJ line is more than just a solid set of camcorders--they also feature built-in projectors for sharing your shots, in person. The Sony PJ440 is their budget-friendly 2015 model, sitting at just under $400 yet still offering a good round...

Grade: A- Price: $400.00

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Panasonic HX-WA03

Panasonic's rugged travel cam is designed for consumers with active lifestyles with its portability and all-weather design. Initial reviews are strong for the pistol-grip style camcorder with 18x zoom and a variety of creative effects. This mo...

Grade: C+ Price: $349.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R70

The Canon R70 nearly identical to the R72 except that it has about half the memory, with 16 GBs for 75 minutes of recording at full resolution without adding a memory card. Of course, that lower memory capacity also puts it at a lower price point....

Grade: B- Price: $223.00