Editors' Choice

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

Garmin Virb XE HD Action Camera review

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Our Score 8

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Canon HV20 Review

  • Excellent HDV video
  • OIS
  • nice form factor
  • Bulky tape-based format; editing software is not…
Our Score 8.5

Hitachi DZ-HS300A Review

  • Combo 8GB HDD/DVD camcorder
  • Poor manuals; soft colors; needs optical image…
Our Score 6.5

Canon Powershot TX1 Review

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

Samsung SC-DC564 Review

  • Low price; attractive design
  • Poor video quality; short battery life; blank…
Our Score 5

Panasonic HDC-SD1 Review

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

Panasonic PV-GS300 Review

  • 3 CCDs; OIS; 10x Leica lens; good price
  • Uses Mini DV tape; menu system needs help
Our Score 8

Canon HV10 Review

  • Good high-definition video
  • Poor ergonomics; no video editing software
Our Score 8

Sony DCR-SR100 Review

  • 3.3MP CCD; 30GB HDD; 5.1 Dolby Digital sound;…
  • Colors a bit washed out; no memory card slot;…
Our Score 8