1. Canon: Canon was formed in the year 1937 in Tokyo, Japan. Leading by the canon USA in United States, It has some group companies all over the world. In July 1986, Canon lunched its first digital camera RC-701. Cannon has been among the top camera manufacturers for many years. Its HD camcorders of Vixia series have eight models. It is in the first positions in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
2. Sony: Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation which is commonly referred as Sony. Its headquarters is in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Sony Corporation is divided in some sectors. They are Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Financial Holdings and others. Sony was not a major camera manufactures before making digital cameras. Sony lunched Cyber-Shot series digital cameras which became very popular. Sony offers both high definition and pocket camcorders. They uses high technologies like smile shutter and image stabilization. It is in the second positions in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
3. Kodak: After the invention of a machine which allowed the mass-production of photographic dry plates by George Eastman, Eastman Dry Plate Company was founded in Rochester, N.Y. in 1881. In 1888, under the brand name Kodak, this company started to produce simple cameras. Eastman, with the easy to use Kodak cameras, brought the “snap shot” in photography. In 1892, this company changed its name officially to Eastman Kodak. This company is now transitioning to photography industry with reputation. Camcorders offered by Kodak is light weighted, easy-to-use and of low cost. It is in the third position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
4. Samsung: Samsung Electronics became world’s biggest electronic company in the year of 2010 with the revenue of $133.78 billion. Its headquarters is in Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea. It has sales networks and assembly plants in 65 countries of the world. After becoming one of the companies of top 10 electronic companies, it started to product variety of products including cameras. Samsung has camcorders of 14 models. Among them two are definition pocket, five standard definition and three camcorders with built in Wi-Fi. It is in the fourth position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
5. Flip Video: Flip Video is the camcorders by Pure Digital Technologies. Cisco System brought this company in 2009. In 2010 it lunched five pocket camcorders. Science the introduction its market is very strong although many companies are offering same products. Its products offer on-board video system, built-in USB plugs etc. It is in the fifth position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
6. JVC: Victor Company of Japan, of10 referred as JVC, is a international consumer and professional electronics corporation founded in 1927 in Yokohama, Japan. It is very popular for its introduction of Japan’s first TV and development of VHS video recorder. JVC is one of the leading manufacturers of camcorders. Its camcorders offer many advanced facilities. It is in the sixth position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
7. HP: Hewlett-Packard Company, most commonly referred as HP, is American multinational IT Corporation. Its headquarters is in California, USA. At first this company was started in garage of Palo Alto by Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett with an initial investment of $538 which is now world’s one of largest IT companies. In 2010 HP launched its first three camcorders. All of them offer HD resolutions. It is in the seventh position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
8. Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo of Japan, is a Japanese multinational company. Toshiba produces customer’s products and electronic devices like TV and laptop. There are Toshiba-made Semiconductors in the list of Top 20 Semiconductors of the world. In 2010 it entered into the camcorder market with three HD camcorders which brand name was Cemileo. All of these camcorders allow uploading videos to YouTube. It is in the eighth position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
9. Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation is a multinational consumer electronics corporation formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. It is situated in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. After the foundation in 1918, it became the Japan’s biggest producer of electronic products along with Toshiba and Sony. Panasonic first offer camcorders in 2010 with eight models. Among them five was HD models. It is in the ninth position in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.
10. Haier: Haier is a multinational home appliance and consumer electronics company. Its headquarters is in Qingdao, Shandong, People’s Republic of China. This company manufactures computers, mobile phones, air conditioners, washing machines, TVs, refrigerators and so on. Its first digital camera launched in 2010, with two flash based HD models. It is in the last positions in the Top 10 List of camcorder manufacturers.