Editors' Choice

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

With voice control, image stabilization, and loads of great new features, the Hero5 Black is the best GoPro yet. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Sony HDR-HC7 Review

  • Excellent HDV video; optical image stabilization;…
  • No 24p Cinema mode; confusing menus
Our Score 8

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

  • Affordable high-def camcorder; takes 7.1MP stills
  • Not as good as its HD competition
Our Score 6

JVC Everio GZ-HD7 Review

  • Good video quality; five-hour video capacity;…
  • No AF Assist lamp
  • flash or light; offloading and storing HD content…
Our Score 7

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