Editors' Choice

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

Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 review

Sony managed to downsize its Action Cam without degrading image quality or usability, making it one of the best POV models alongside GoPro. See Full Review »

Our Score 8
User Score 0

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Panasonic HDC-SD1 Review

  • SD card-based; 1080i video featuring 3 CCDs and…
  • Expensive; HDMI cable is not included; no…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 7

Panasonic PV-GS300 Review

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

Canon HV10 Review

  • Good high-definition video
  • Poor ergonomics; no video editing software
Our Score 8
User 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
User Score 7

JVC GZ-MG505 Review

  • Three 1.33MP CCDs; 30GB storage
  • Expensive; colors have no "pop"
Our Score 7.5
User Score 9

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 Review

  • Tons of storage; excellent battery life; good…
  • Too much digital noise; LCD is not widescreen; no…
Our Score 7
User Score 8

Panasonic VDR-D300 Review

  • 3 CCDs; DVD convenience; optical image…
  • Expensive; no hot shoe; poor GUI; battery life…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 10

Sony DCR-HC96 Review

  • Solid; easy-to-use camcorder that takes decent…
  • Tape-based; LCD should be improved
Our Score 8
User Score 7

Editor Camcorder Reviews

Hi, I’m David Elrich and I do many of the camcorder reviews at DigitalTrends.com. As a long-time CE journalist, I’ve seen camcorders morph from shoulder-mounted monstrosities to tiny models that capture full HD 3D video. Although digital cameras and smartphones can grab acceptable video clips, nothing beats a full-featured camcorder for videos you’ll want to preserve for years and show off to friends and family on a big-screen HDTV. Use the checkboxes below to help narrow your search.

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