Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in camcorders.

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Our Score 8

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Canon Optura 600 Review

  • Good MiniDV quality; terrific 4MP stills
  • Expensive; awkward shape
Our Score 9

Canon Powershot TX1 Review

  • Excellent video quality; 4:3 & 16:9 recording…
  • Odd shape & location of buttons; heavy for its…
Our Score 8.5

Panasonic HDC-SDT750 Review

  • Valiant attempt for 3D home video
  • 12x optical zoom ranging from 35-420mm
  • 3MOS imaging system (7.59MP total)
  • Great 1080/60p setting
  • 3D lens limits camcorder too much
  • 3D effects not impressive
  • Too expensive
  • Printed photos lack pop
Our Score 7

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Review

  • Records full HD to SD cards and DVDs; excellent…
  • Unbelievably poor battery placement
Our Score 7.5

Panasonic HDC-HS300 Review

  • Good color quality; manual zoom and focus; records…
  • Not quite prosumer; small LCD screen; few scene…
Our Score 8

Panasonic HDC-SD100 Review

  • Improved video over 3CCD system; very good LCD…
  • Video not competitive with the Big Three; poor…
Our Score 6.5

Cisco Flip SlideHD Review

  • Large 3-inch screen for viewing
  • Captures sharp 720p video
  • Generous 16GB internal memory
  • HDMI and headphone outputs
  • Intuitive FlipShare software
  • Bulkier and heavier than comparable cams
  • Touch controls complicate shooting
  • Sloppy, unintuitive playback controls
  • Too expensive for pocket camcorder
  • No included HDMI cable
  • No still mode, SD card slot, or electronic image…
  • Suffers from motion blur
Our Score 6

Creative Vado HD (3rd Generation) Review

  • Superior low-light performance
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Slender and lightweight
  • Manual exposure control
  • Inexpensive
  • Unnaturally tinted colors
  • Touch controls less precise than hard buttons
  • Poor automatic exposure adjustment
  • Half the memory as competitors, predecessor
  • No external storage slot
  • No macro mode
  • Durability issues with USB arm
Our Score 7