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Canon Vixia HF S20 Review

  • Superior video and stills
  • Excellent 3.5” touch screen
  • 32GB built-in memory
  • Dual SD cards for additional storage
  • Good optical image stabilization system
  • Expensive
  • Eats batteries; definitely grab a spare
  • Digital noise without enough light (still/video)
  • Not SDXC card compatible
Our Score 9

Canon Optura 600 Review

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

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

Canon Vixia HF S10 Review

  • Beautiful video; excellent stills; quality optical…
  • LCD should be better; expensive; heavy; average…
Our Score 9

Canon Vixia HF200 Review

  • Compact; light; full HD camcorder with 15x zoom;…
  • Still relatively expensive
  • but getting there
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

Sony HDR-SR12 Review

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 120GB AVCHD HDD Camcorder
  • Expensive; weak low-light performance
Our Score 8.5

Canon Vixia HG21 Review

  • Terrific video; fast and accurate focusing
  • LCD display could be better; no face detection;…
Our Score 8.5