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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.

Giroptic iO 360 camera review

With a direct Lightning connection to an iPhone or iPad, the Giroptic iO will have you live streaming in 360 degrees, in mere seconds. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6 Review

  • Excellent 1080p video; optical image…
  • Mic picks up wind noise; missing a flash or video…
Our Score 8.5


  • 60GB HDD 3-CCD HD camcorder with 10x zoom
  • No optical image stabilization or flash
Our Score 7.5

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Review

  • Records full HD to SD cards and DVDs; excellent…
  • Unbelievably poor battery placement
Our Score 7.5

Sony HDR-CX7 Review

  • Quality HD video recording to flash memory;…
  • No card compatibility with Sony flat panel TVs;…
Our Score 8.5

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