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

GoPro Hero5 Black review

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Our Score 8

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Sony NEX-VG30H Review

  • Lens interchangeability with E-mount and Alpha-…
  • Depth-of-field control for cinematic storytelling…
  • Large sensor delivers great video and photo…
  • Superb surround audio capture
  • Can get very expensive if you add additional…
  • Too cumbersome for one-handed use
  • Some audio focusing noise with certain Alpha…
Our Score 9

Sony FDR-AX100 Review

  • Incredible 4K video
  • High-quality still photos
  • Wi-Fi remote control
  • Excellent build quality, manageable size
  • Main control ring not as precise
  • Sun washes out LCD
  • Complicated onscreen info
  • Touchscreen can be unresponsive
Our Score 8

JVC HD Everio GZ-VX815 Review

  • High-definition 1080/60p video recording
  • 12-megapixel JPEG still images
  • Compact, slim profile
  • Wi-Fi with remote monitoring
  • Short battery life
  • Menu navigation sometimes quirky
  • Zoom control speed jumpy
Our Score 8

JVC Adixxion GC-XA2 Review

  • Good-quality HD video
  • Back-illuminated CMOS sensor, improved lens
  • Rugged exterior, no casing needed
  • Uses full-sized SD cards
  • Only one mount included
Our Score 8

Canon Vixia Mini Review

  • Easy to use
  • Small, compact design
  • Lots of creative applications
  • Wi-Fi for remote control and wireless…
  • Somewhat limited practicality
  • Unstable video when handholding
  • Frustrating Wi-Fi experience
Our Score 6.5

Samsung HMX-QF30 Review

  • Affordable Full HD video-capture solution
  • Wi-Fi connectivity with Ustream
  • Compact, easy to hold and operate
  • Average video quality
  • Unresponsive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi, smartphone app quirks
Our Score 6

Kodak Playfull Ze1 Review

  • Compact, stylish design
  • Best-in-class image stabilization
  • Surprising low-light prowess
  • Easy to use
  • Reasonable price
  • Full 1080p output
  • In-camera editing, effects, sharing
  • Slightly oversaturated colors
  • No mic jack, removable battery, macro mode
  • Tricky side door
Our Score 8

Panasonic HDC-SD1 Review

  • SD card-based; 1080i video featuring 3 CCDs and…
  • Expensive; HDMI cable is not included; no…
Our Score 8.5